What is a brake service?
A brake service is a service provided by a professional mechanic, during which they’ll test, repair and if necessary replace your brakes.
Through a brake service, you can ensure that the brakes on your car are functioning as they should, so it’s a good idea to get a service done regularly, even if you’re not seeing any signs that your brakes might be deteriorating.
Failure to get your brakes serviced could result in a serious accident on the road, so it’s best to stay in control and not leave it too long between your brakes servicing.
How will my brakes be checked during servicing?
The first step will be an initial inspection of the brakes. Every aspect of the brakes will be tested to ensure that they’re working as they should, including the hand brake, brake lights and brake pedal.
Next, the mechanic will carry out a check on the rotors. They’ll be looking out for any damage, deterioration or discolouration. Finally, the calliper mounts and callipers will be checked to make sure that they haven’t worn down.
If any issues are noticed, these will be flagged with the owner of the vehicle. From there, repairs can be made to get the brakes back to full working capacity.
How often should I get my brakes serviced?
It’s highly recommended that you book your vehicle in for regular brakes services, but just how regular this is will depend on factors such as what car you have. For example, Mazda recommends that you book your Mazda in for a brake service every 18,000 miles, but in general, once a year is a good benchmark. It’s worth mentioning though that if you live in an area where road salt is used regularly, you might want to book in more regularly, as road salt can deteriorate your brakes.
How much does a brake service cost?
This will depend largely upon what issues are turned up, and how much those repairs cost. A brakes service can range anywhere from £100 for a simple service, up to over £1,000 if major issues are flagged and the brakes need to be completely replaced. However, that is a worst case scenario.
Keeping you safe on the road
When you’re on the road, your number one priority is safety, including yourself, pedestrians and other people on the road.
And having functioning brakes is one of the most important things you need to do this. Without them, you could find yourself in a car that you can’t control.
But as much as we know drivers on the road prioritise safety, we also know that lots of people don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on their car.
That’s why at RJ Harvey, we provide a fast and affordable brake service, designed to get your brakes back to full working order as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
And we’re able to do this while providing service of a premium quality thanks to our:
- Great customer service – we like to keep an open line of communication, keeping you in the loop while doing what’s best for you at all times.
- Wealth of experience – with almost 40 years of experience, we’ve got all of the necessary knowledge and skills to provide an expert service
- Range of services – thanks to our wide array of services, we’re able to provide help with any and all of your vehicle problems.