You can choose to have a brake assessment service carried out to check the vital components (drums, pads, discs and callipers) for added safety, and if a replacement part is required, you can also benefit from the brakes services available.
Front brake pad replacement service:
An all-inclusive price (parts and labour) with no surprises for a high-performance braking system.
After changing the discs, run them in by braking sharply several times.
After having your car washed at a car wash, the front discs and pads might be damp. This could lead to a reduction in performance. Apply the brakes gently from time to time so the heat generated dries the pads.
Only use PEUGEOT approved products to clean alloy wheels in order to avoid damaging the callipers with unsuitable solvents.
Your brakes may whistle or squeak when you brake gently, but these noises will not affect their effectiveness.
Don't forget that your brakes will only perform properly if your suspension and tyres are also in a good condition.
If you see one or more signs of wear, visit your PEUGEOT specialist as quickly as possible.
BRAKES IN THE MOT
The brakes are subjected to a particularly strict 21-point safety test
during an MOT. So as to avoid the inconvenience of a re-test, it's best to have your brake system checked by your PEUGEOT expert.
WHICH PARTS OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM ARE SUBJECT TO WEAR?
Friction caused by braking leads to extreme heat being generated.
The material on the brake pads is softer than that used for the discs so it will wear more quickly.
Worn pads can damage the brake disc.
Have the condition of your pads checked (approx. every 10,000 km).
Have them replaced when the thickness reaches 2 mm.
When braking, a lot is asked of the brake discs. Any wear can cause vibrations. Optimum braking efficiency depends on them being in good condition.
Have them looked at every time the brake pads are replaced in order to check that their thickness is in line with manufacturer guidelines.
While they are used less than the pads, they are still subjected to the same forces.
Have the brake drums checked regularly (approx. every 20,000 km). Parts should be replaced when the thickness of the brake shoes is less than 1.5 mm.
Not only can old fluid lead to a loss of braking performance, a leak in the hydraulic system can lead to the brakes failing. A light on the dashboard will show the warning level.
In the event of an abnormally large drop in brake fluid, get advice from your PEUGEOT expert as quickly as possible.
Have your brake fluid changed at least once every two years, or every 40,000 or 60,000 km depending on the date of registration of your vehicle. It's essential.
SIGNS OF WEAR IN THE BRAKING SYSTEM
THE BRAKE PEDAL IS HEAVY
This could be down to a failure in the brake assist system, the hoses or electrics of the hydraulic system, the wheel cylinders or the callipers
THE BRAKE PEDAL IS SOFT
The pedal falls away into the footwell and you have to pump it to be able to brake. Please be aware that this is a sign of a serious problem with the hydraulic system.
THE CAR VEERS TO THE SIDE WHEN BRAKING
A wheel cylinder or a calliper could be jammed, or the tyre may simply not be inflated enough. Worn shock absorbers can also cause the same behaviour.
THE CAR VIBRATES WHEN BRAKING
This is probably to do with faulty brake discs, a part that's come loose or excessive play in the front or rear suspension.
THE CAR JOLTS WHEN BRAKING
If the brakes lock with the slightest pressure, it could be a sign of a problem with the discs, the drums or the brake shoes.
RELIABILITY AND SAFETY OF PEUGEOT BRAKE PARTS
PEUGEOT parts offer remarkable quality and comply with strict technical specifications.
When it comes to safety, the brand guarantees the highest standards of quality when it comes to materials, resistance to wear and braking efficiency.
PEUGEOT AND THE ENVIRONMENT
As a responsible manufacturer, PEUGEOT is actively involved in the disposal of harmful substances*.
In keeping with this, PEUGEOT has developed asbestos-free brake pads with no drop in braking efficiency. From the design of our cars to the recycling of used parts, PEUGEOT and its network are committed to being environmentally aware at every stage of the vehicle's life cycle*.
All-inclusive services that cover checks carried out by our experts, labour and original parts. All of the parts used for maintenance work are identical to those fitted to brand new vehicles. They are the best suited to your car and will ensure maximum safety. Thanks to this original quality, your car will maintain top performance for many years and provide driving enjoyment with full peace of mind.
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