What would happen if your brakes failed? The consequences can be dire and so regular brake checks and maintenance is of the upmost importance.
Faulty or poorly maintained brakes can result in serious motoring accidents including rear end collisions, runaway vehicles and accidents involving pedestrians, these can result in a costly insurance claim or injury. Your vehicle will also fail its MOT if braking efficiency is below specification.
No matter the use of your car, be it city, country or motorway driving, it is essential that your vehicles brakes are kept in good condition. The condition of your brakes effects the rate at which your vehicle speed is reduced. The more ware and tear your brakes have, the longer the stopping distance of your vehicle. So even if your brakes are functional, there are still risks involved with them not being maintained properly.