Brakes & Shock Absorbers



Brake tips from the experts.                                             

Inspection and Maintenance   

The components of hydraulic braking systems are subject to considerable stress and as a result require frequent inspection and routine maintenance. 

A brake service also involve checking the brake fluid: if it contains too much moisture, the function of the Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) will be impaired. It is recommended to have your brake fluid changed every 2 years regardless of the vehicle age.

Did you  hear?

Some brake noises are normal. Others can indicate problems…    

  1. Grinding:  Grinding due to rust build up on the brake discs is of little concerns. The build-up usually can be knocked off, sometimes after a few stops. However if grinding persists, there could be a more serious problem with the brake discs or brake pads and you should head straight to our service department.
  2. Loud Squeal: Disc brakes with wear indicators may produce a noise or a light on the dash that indicates it’s time to change the brake pads.          
  3. Trace Squeak or Squeal:  Semi-metallic brake linings sometimes emit such a sound. Rain, humidity or cold brakes in the morning also could be the source. If the problem persists, have it checked out.
  4. Clicking:  Sometimes accompanied by a slight pulsing in the brake pedal at low speeds, this is most likely the anti-lock braking system performing a harmless self-check.



Stay safely on track with good shock absorbers.

Too little attention is often paid to these safety-critical components, which are highly susceptible to everyday wear and tear.

Defective shock absorbers extend the braking distance.

The risk of aquaplaning is increased even at low speeds. The tyres and chassis wear more quickly. they interfere with and adversely affect the modern safety technology in the vehicle.

You can tell if your rear shock absorbers are weak by having someone drive your car with two people in the back and follow and observe. If the bounce at the rear of the car after going over a speed bump is excessive, bring the car to us for a free definitive diagnosis.

Call Money-Save Service Station, Altrincham today on 0161 928 5980
or email to get your brakes and shock absorbers in perfect condition.

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