Car Brakes


Print this voucher for a free brake check at your local Setyres branch

Drivers and passengers alike know the importance of fully functioning brakes. It’s vital to regularly maintain your cars braking system not only to keep the occupants and other road users safe, but also to prevent damage to other components on your vehicle.

Familiar parts of the braking system

Braking systems go through natural wear and tear every time you apply the brakes, meaning there are a number of things that can be affected:

Brake pads are the parts of your brakes which physically provide pressure and friction, which your brake discs use to physically slow down your car. Worn brake pads are often coupled with the screeching noise we traditionally associate with worn brakes so are easily recognisable. Your brake pads and discs will be checked for efficiency during your cars MOT test or your yearly service.

Brake fluid applies hydraulic pressure to the calipers in the system when you press your brake pedal. The pads then work with the brake discs, slowing your car down. It’s recommended by vehicle manufacturers that you have your brake fluid changed at least once every two years to maintain the quality as well as the lifespan of the brakes on your car.


Being aware of signs that something might be wrong with your brakes is vital! If you notice any of the following there is a high chance your car is suffering from brake failure:

  • Noises when braking; scraping, grinding, rubbing, squeaking
  • Vibration when braking over 30mph
  • Vehicle pulling to one side when braking
  • Poor response from your brakes such as spongy braking, long braking distance, reduced response
  • Brake pedal feels hard to push
  • Slack in handbrake
  • Brake warning on dashboard


If you’re concerned about the performance of your car brakes, call into your nearest Setyres branch for a professional inspection. Download our voucher, check the box next to the relevant voucher and enter your email address – we’ll send you the relevant voucher to use when you attend your appointment. Here at Setyres, we can carry out a range of brake repair services including anything from small adjustments through to ABS faults.

The following Setyres branches provide brake services:

Get in contact with your local branch today and book your free brake check with Setyres!