Missing your next car servicing could result in brake failure
One of the many bad things that come out of a recession is that motorists miss out on their car servicing schedule. They think that they are saving money by missing out the servicing, without realising that the longer they leave the service out , then the condition of their car is generally deteriorating.
The longer you leave things the worse you car will get. This is not a scaremongering exercise, but the wisdom of nearly 40 years experience in the motor trade. It is common sense that your car is a machine made of millions of moving parts, that have many of these parts made of perishable materials, they will perish and eventually rot if the car is not looked after.
The most dangerous parts that can rot and perish are some of your brake parts, particularly thinks like brake pipes and brake rubber hoses. If these parts are left you will find yourself in big trouble if they fail in use and you loose your brake fluid. The most common problem though that we find is a perennial problem due to lack of car servicing , and that is worn out brake pads. Drivers pull in to the garage horrified at the noise coming from the front of (usually) of their car.<!–more–>
Almost 100% of these people have not had car servicing in the past 12 months
And this is the main cause of the problem. Because their brakes had not been checked over in the past 12 months the pads were worn down to metal and the noise was the pads scraping and grinding against the metal discs. This also usually means that the discs require replacements as well as the pads. A service would have advised pads and the discs would not have needed changing saving the driver about £100 depending on the make of car.
Another good point is to have your car serviced at a Unipart Car Care Centre (UCCC). The reason why is because if you have had your brakes repaired in say Halifax in West Yorkshire, and a problem arose whilst you were on holiday say in Devon, then you can call your nearest Unipart garage who will repair your car under warranty if it is found that the parts or workmanship were found to be faulty, this is a nationwide guarantee.
Also the Unipart centre will always fit parts that conform with the original parts specification, giving you peace of mind that the parts will be of quality standard.
This article was written by Eric Roberts on behalf of www.pellonautocentre.com one of the Norths leading Auto centres and a member of UCCC.