Specialising in offering high-quality braking solutions, BRAYMANN explains common braking issues and the best practices when installing braking components.
Recognising the paramount importance of driver safety, Braymann’s braking components and accessories are manufactured to OE specifications and are fully ECE R90 compliant where required, guaranteeing optimum performance. The Braymann portfolio includes OE quality brake pads and shoes, wear leads, fitting kits, adjusters and caliper kits that cover over 35 million vehicles within the UK car parc.
HALTING PROBLEMS WITH TIMELY REPLACEMENTS
Various conditions attribute to the wear and tear of braking components. Driving styles, terrain, traffic conditions and vehicle loads are some of the factors that determine the operating lifespan. As a result, there are no set intervals for replacing braking components despite being a safety critical part of the vehicle.
SYMPTOMS OF BRAKE PAD WEAR
Whilst some drivers can get up to 70,000 miles from a set of pads, others can get significantly less. Therefore, as serviceable items, braking components should be monitored frequently for wear.
Symptoms of worn brake pads include:
· Brake pedal vibration
· Weak or ‘spongy’ brakes
· Brakes grabbing and pulling
In the event that brake pads need to be replaced as a result of these symptoms, Braymann recommends that they should always be replaced in pairs.
Observing best practices during replacement can help avoid any potential threats to premature wear and tear in the future that can inhibit driver safety.
Workshops should always remember that when replacing pads or shoes, it is essential to replace the corresponding accessories such as caliper bolts, boots, springs and adjusters at the same time. These accessories would have gone through a similar, if not longer, operation life span as the part that is being replaced.
Worn accessories can increase the risk of:
· Brake noise and high pitch squealing
· Unequal or incorrect wear to the brake pads
· Premature damage to brake discs
· Overheated brakes
· Uneven braking which can affect stability and safety
When an installer replaces these accessories with the brake pads, the caliper is less likely to seize or bind and the friction parts will wear as intended – as a complete system.
Braymann offers reliable and affordable OE quality replacement parts. All Braymann products undergo stringent quality control measures. Furthermore, the Braymann brake pad and brake shoe programmes are fully ECE R90 compliant to provide installers and drivers peace of mind in quality and safety.
To further support their commitment to best practices in installing braking parts, Braymann’s technical support helpline can be reached at 0844 346 0655.