Inside Line: First Line

by

Some versions of Vauxhall’s popular Insignia have been known to suffer with braking issues such as cracked discs and complaints from drivers of judder and vibration through the steering wheel when they are braking.

In the case of excessive vibration, the free movement of the brake pads must be checked because the vibration can be caused by the brake pads being seized in the calipers, which will also cause overheating.

If the pads are found to be sticking then they should be removed and the lateral guides of the calipers must be cleaned. The guides should then be lubricated with specialist lubricant.

However, it is very important to make sure that the friction surfaces are not contaminated with the lubricant when fitting new brake pads or, if appropriate, refitting the existing pads.

The discs should also be checked for their lateral run-out. If the manufacturers maximum allowable run-out taken with the road wheel attached is exceeded, then the vehicle will need to have its discs replaced.

ECP BOSS WARNS OF BLOCK EXEMPTION ‘EXISTENTIAL THREAT’

Andy Hamilton rails against VM ‘mini monopolies’ and demands that the UK government and the CMA take action in face of ‘abuse’ of the rules

Read More

PRA BOSS CALLS FOR FORECOURT ‘PINGDEMIC’ EXCLUSION

‘Forecourt workers are essential and should be exempt from self-isolation requirements if fully vaccinated’, say PRA

Read More

YORKSHIRE EXHAUST SPECIALISTS SAY ‘YES’ TO AAG BUYOUT

Leeds-based firm had been a UAN member and employed over 60 people

Read More

NEW TRADE COALITION FORMED TO FIGHT BLOCK EXEMPTION THREAT

AFCAR comprises of bosses from four major UK trade bodies

Read More

HALFORDS TO HIRE 700 TECHNICIANS

Chain hiring following a busy year for vehicle mobile servicing and pedal cycles

Read More

Go to comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *