Signs That Your Brakes Need Checking

A car is a piece of machinery that requires mechanical intervention on a regular basis in order to ensure that it is in optimum condition. With this said, problems can arise between your yearly MOT and service appointment, which is why drivers should always be on the look-out for any suspicious noises or unusual activity as these could signal a developing problem. Read on to find out the signs to watch out for when it comes to your brakes…


Although there is no law against blasting music in your car, it can make it difficult to detect a problem with your brakes. After all, the first sign often shows up in the form of noises. If you notice that your brakes are emitting a high-pitched squeal, then you should take your vehicle to a garage as soon as possible because it is often a sign that your brake pads need replacing.


We like to think that we are in control of our vehicles at all times, however sometimes it can have a mind of its own. If your car is pulling to the left or the right slightly when you are braking, it may be a sign that you have a stuck caliper. In fact, there are other problems that could cause pulling too including a collapsed brake hose or uneven brake pads which is why you should always have unusual behaviour checked out.


If you have ever performed an unexpected emergency brake with anti-lock brakes installed, you will be familiar with the jittering that follows. Thankfully, this is normal in an emergency situation. On the other hand, vibrating and jittering during regular braking is often a major sign that there is a problem with your vehicles brakes and often indicates that the rotors are warped or that your wheels are misaligned.

Whilst it is unlikely that new models will develop brake problems, it is not impossible. With this said used cars are the most common victims of faulty brakes which is why the V12 team like to emphasise the importance of routine maintenance. After all, it is never wise to ignore a problem! To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the V12 Sports and Classics used car sales team today!