Car Brakes

We offer a full inspection and performance test of your brakes. At Reading Drive-In we will repair or replace key components with quality parts to ensure optimum performance and safety from your vehicle.

How can I tell if there’s a problem with my car brakes?

There are various signs which you should be aware of:

  1. A brake-pad warning light – this is a pretty obvious sign that one of your brake pads is worn but not all cars are equipped with this light.
  2. A loud screeching – a screeching or grinding sound is very likely to mean that your brake pads have worn out.
  3. Pulling to one side – if your car is pulling to one side, it could be that the brake pads on one side of the car have worn out causing an imbalance.
  4. Bad vibrations – if your brake pedal vibrates when you press on it, it could mean that your brake pads have warped from too much heat or that the brake discs are damaged.

How long do brake discs last?

Brake discs will generally last longer than brake pads and it’s difficult to say how long they will last as it will differ from vehicle to vehicle. Over time they will become thinner and therefore, less effective.

Reading Drive-In are proud to be IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) members, providing professional recognition in an industry that relies on integrity and safety.

To find out more about our Car Brakes in Reading, get in touch online or call us directly on 0118 957 3649

Find Us

Reading Drive In
137 - 139 Cardiff Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 8JF
0118 957 3649

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday Closed

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