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Re: What is the best way to check if brakes need changing

Originally Posted by Dinnie View Post
Take it to a garage e.g. kwik fit, nationwide etc as they offer free brake checks
With the sole idea of you spending money.

As Dave says get the wheels off and have a look, also a lot of cars have brake pad wear indicators built into the brake system, if the car pulls up in a straight line and the ABS (if fitted) cuts in then the chances are that everything is ok. If you are not sure then take it to your local garage they will normally give you good advice,most are too busy to take on work for the sake of it

The older I get the better I was, must be mad not got enough money to be excentric
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