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Causes Of Break Failure

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The blog this week is about what could cause brake failure in your Volvo or Toyota. Everyone is trying to save money at the moment, interest rates are rising, fuel bills are rising, food costs are soaring etc so when it comes to owning a car, we need all the help we can get to keep costs down. Read on to find out more:

The brake fluid reservoir in your Volvo or Toyota is normally located under the bonnet and usually against the back of the engine or near the windscreen. It is important to check the fluid levels regularly.

1)   Severe overheating can happen if the brakes are overused on a hill, for example, this can raise the boiling point of the brake fluid.

2)   If your brakes are grinding, squealing or feel spongy you should take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for further investigation. Regular servicing by your garage should identify issues – i.e. low brake pads etc and they will advise you accordingly.

3)   The presence of water in your brake fluid is another reason for reduced braking performance. This can happen over time when pipes and hoses deteriorate.

Your brakes are incredibly important, and you should look after them – if you were advised at your annual service or MOT that you only had a certain amount of miles left in your brakes did you make a note and take your car ack to the garage to get them replaced? Not doing this could lead to other more expensive repairs being needed or your risk not being able to stop your car when you need to. Happy Safe Motoring Folks!

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