Whether you are experiencing problems with your brake pedals, hydraulic brake fluid, brake master cylinder or power brake boosters. We are equipped and experienced with all varieties of braking systems ranging from drum brakes to disc brakes and electronic anti-lock brake systems. Located in Erith in Kent, you can be reassured we are always here when you need us.
Professional Brake Repairs
You know you need a brake service or repair when:
- Your brake dashboard light glows amber, showing you have a problem with the anti-lock brake system or ABS.
- When your brake dashboard light is red, indicating a potential system imbalance
- If your cars brake pedal is a bit spongy and slow to respond.
- If you can hear grinding or continuous squealing when braking.
- Whenever you notice these or other symptoms, it’s time to have your brakes checked by an experienced brake service centre.
Affordable Brake Pad Replacments
At Metro Service Centre, if our inspection shows you do require a brake repair service, and posibley brake pad replacements we will explain precisely what's needed, what’s optional and produce a written estimate before any work being carried out.
Brake Repairs Nearby
For the momemts when your brakes fail don't put it off, you will no doubt need brake repairs nearby. Your vehicle’s brake system has one outstanding job, and that is to stop your car. But it demands several vital components to fulfil that single result. To bring a vehicle to a standstill, three points are required: leverage, hydraulic force and finally friction. Leverage is provided by your leg pressure being applied to the brake pedal. The brake pedal is joined by levers and rods to the rear of the power booster. The power booster handles either the engine vacuum or a hydraulic pump to generate and transfer the force of the leverage to the master cylinder. The master cylinder is the core of your cars brakes hydraulic system. It employs applied leverage to force a tank full of brake fluid into valves, steel lines and rubber hoses into hydraulic callipers and wheel cylinders. At this point, hydraulic pressure is then applied to help create friction. For example, disc brakes use a hydraulic calliper installed with brake pads to seize a spinning disc. Drum brakes have a hydraulic wheel cylinder that forces a brake shoe into the inside of a spinning drum. Each braking system comprises of highly engineered parts and precise action. The higher the force a driver applies to the brake pedal, the greater the stopping power that is applied to the wheels.Most of today’s cars use an electronic Anti-lock Brake System. Handling electronic sensors and high-pressure pumps, under specific conditions, your ABS braking system can estimate vehicle speed, the wheel slip and the brake force. Then it pumps the brakes on your behalf throughout an emergency stop. That’s why it’s imperative to be proactive about testing overall brake parts. And to know whether a brake component merely needs to be serviced or completely replaced.