Regular brake inspections are an important part of any vehicle preventative maintenance plan. Brake inspection(s) can identify a
problem before it begins to impact your braking efficiency, thus providing an opportunity to restore the effectiveness of your
vehicle's braking system to its intended operating performance. The effects of a sudden brake failure can be devastating and in
the event of an accident attributed to faulty brakes, the consequences of not maintaining an effective braking system could result in prosecution. Your vehicle will also fail its MoT test if braking efficiency is below specification.
The performance of your vehicle's braking system is tested on a rolling road to measure the amount of braking force generated while operating the hand and foot brake. The braking force generated is then recorded and compared to the manufacturer's specified tolerance level. Any reading or imbalance falling outside these tolerance levels will result in an MoT test failure.
As best practice for people who cover average or greater than average annual mileage and for normal coverage motorists, BTE recommend that a vehicle's braking system is checked at least twice a year.
We offer a free, no-obligation brake system inspection that takes around 30 minutes. The inspection covers a full braking system inspection and provides a wear report on your vehicle brake pads, shoes, discs and drums. We’ll always give you a computerised printed report of the inspection showing the current condition of your braking system. We will provide an estimate should we identify any repair(s) be required.