RAC Approved Garage

Brake System Maintenance.

If you want your brake pads and discs to last longer then it’s important to have them inspected on a routine basis to ensure a smooth, safe and pleasant driving experience at all times.

Your Braking System –

How do I know my braking system requires attention?

It’s obvious but we still need to mention, that your vehicles braking system is an extremely vital vehicle component, technically built to help you slow down when you need to, from sudden and random stops to gentle slow-downs. They are a highly important safety feature, hence it’s imperative that they’re routinely maintained and replaced when required.

If your vehicle is experiencing any of the following symptoms, then please get in touch by calling 01869 320032 and our professaional team will make sure your vehicle is roadworthy.

Squealing or Squeaking Noises

If you hear constant squealing or squeaking coming from your braking system, then it’s probably time to get them checked professionally.  As mentioned in our previous “Brake Pad” post, although squeaky brakes can be normal in some weather conditions – rain, for example, having squeaky brakes during every weather condition indicates there may be a problem.

Your braking system is made up of multiple working parts and deteriation in any of them could be cause for concern.

Vehicle pulling to one side under braking

Brake caliper problems can also cause a pull to one side or the other during braking. In addition, if one of the brake lines is damaged or collapsed, or if there’s a problem with a seal or valve somewhere in the hydraulics of the braking system, the vehicle may pull when the brakes are applied too.

What makes a car pull to one side during braking?

In simple terms, it’s a difference in braking force between the front wheels. Generally, the vehicle only stops in a straight line if the braking force at each front wheel is equal. If that’s not the case, perhaps because the brakes on one side are not working as well as the other, then the vehicle will tend to pull to one side.

Reliance Bicester Customer Satisfaction

Leaving things unchecked can cause accelerated brake wear, brake component damage and reduced safety. Numerous culprits may be responsible for this. For instance, a damaged brake pad can cause a pull to the side. Sometimes, low-quality brake pads crack during hard use. In some cases, this crack deepens over time until a piece of the brake pad friction material is dislodged. This effectively makes the brake pad smaller, reduces the braking performance at that wheel and results in a pull to the side.

A pull under braking may also arise from a problem in the hydraulic portion of the braking system, which employs a network of metal brake lines to transmit pressure between the brake pedal and the brake calipers at each wheel. If one of the brake lines is damaged or collapsed, or if there’s a problem with a seal or valve somewhere in the hydraulics of the braking system, the vehicle may pull when the brakes are applied too.

Additionally, regular routine servicing and brake checks are crucial for increasing your vehicles longevity and maximising its performance. Not only does it work to rectify any current wear and tear in your vehicle, but it also effectively aids in preventing further damage from presenting itself in the future.


Our Services


Vehicle MOT

Our fully-equipped garage enables us to undertake MOTs and inspections on all vehicles in the Class IV, V & VII categories and we have the technical expertise to work on models of any type and age.

Vehicle Servicing

Car servicing is essential for keeping your vehicle well-maintained and in the best possible condition. Although not a legal requirement like MOTs, full annual servicing is highly recommended to increase the life-span of your vehicle and reduce the need for major car repairs.

Wheel Alignment

If you’re concerned about your vehicles wheel alignment, our latest equipment uses advanced technology making even 4 wheel alignment more accurate.

Breaking Systems, Discs & Pads

Brakes that function and operate smoothly are extremely important to ensure a safe driving experience. Brake discs & pads are crucial components of your car’s braking system and keeping them in optimal working condition is vital for the safety of both you and other drivers around you.

Vehicle Diagnostics & Repair

If you have a vehicle fitted with an Engine Control Unit (ECU), our qualified technicians can carry-out advanced car diagnostics and run your car through an ECU code reading machine, which will produce a unique report indicating if any further work needs to be done.

Inspection & Safety Checks

If you’re vehicle is experiencing vibrations or your vehicle is pulling to one side, then it’s time to check your brakes, suspension, steering or tyres.

General Repairs

Whether it’s an electrical fault or a worn clutch, a transmission or suspension problem, our experienced technicians can quickly diagnose and repair your vehicle.

Tyre Checks & Replacement

For safety reasons, it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. As an official partner of BlackCircle tyres, let us quote you.

Regular vehicle servicing and maintenance should also be done to avoid future inconvenience and unfortunate incidents on the road like sudden breakdown etc. It is wise to schedule and book a routine service to ensure your vehicle is always running smoothly whilst also protecting your safety on the road.

Pricing & Plans

For a quote, simply drop us a message to start a conversation and explain your vehicle concerns, or give us a call. We’re here to help!

Book Appointment

To book an appointment, you can send us a message with details of the problems with your vehicle. You can reach us via Facebook & Google, or simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact Us

Call us

(01869) 320032