Braking News

rotate tyresEvery time we drive, we rely on our tyres.

It is important that your tyres have enough tread and that wear is even on all tyres.

Regular inspection and tyre rotation can help.

Want to know why it's so important? Read on.

service-engineWe rely so much on our cars to get us from A to Z and all the places in between.  However if we’re not looking after our car by having it serviced regularly we are putting ourselves and our vehicles at risk.

Brakes+ Mechanical Services offers a range of servicing options.

Our Log Book service is available for most car makes and models, and will maintain your new car manufacturer’s warranty.

check your tyre pressureWhen did you last check your tyre pressure? Under or over inflated tyres can lead to uneven and faster tyre wear, greater fuel consumption and reduced stopping ability.

To find the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle, check the tyre pressure placard which is usually located on the driver’s door rim, glove box or under the bonnet.

Remember, the load your vehicle carries (including on whether you regularly tow) and the type of driving you do can also determine the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle. Not sure what the right tyre pressure is? Talk to your nearest Brakes+ Mechanical Service expert.

When inflating your tyres, it is best to do so while the tyres are cold – do not over inflate as the pressure builds as the tyre heats up during the course of driving.

car radiatorAs the weather begins to warm up we start to see many cars overheating.

When was the last time you check your car’s coolant levels? Now is a great time to check your fluid levels, especially as many of us drive longer distances over the holiday season. Keep an eye on your temperature gauge when driving too.

Most importantly, if your car does overheat do not open the radiator cap until it has cooled down!