The brakes in your car are one of the most important safety features. It is vital to make sure brakes are regularly checked and maintained to ensure that you are able to keep your car under control and safe when driving. Skoda cars offer reliable, safe braking performance that you can depend on.
Skoda’s brakes are designed to work well in all conditions, from tight cornering to wet weather, depending on the model and braking system. For instance, brakes with an antilock braking system (ABS) will take over when wheels start to lock during hard braking, stopping the car safely. Skoda cars are fitted with disc brakes which use friction to reduce speed and provide good braking performance. They are able to apply maximum pressure on the wheels to help stop the car faster.
Most Skoda models have an anti-locking braking system (ABS), as well as electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD). These systems work together to provide additional safety while driving in wet weather or on slippery surfaces. ABS is designed to reduce wheel lock-up in a heavy brakiong situation, ensuring the wheels maintain contact with the road and the car remains in control. EBD works to provide optimal braking performance. For instance, when the brakes are applied, it will adjust the braking force to each wheel, minimising wheel-lock and increasing overall stopping distance.
One of the most important aspects of a Skoda car is its brake pads. When brakes pads become old and worn, they become less efficient and the car’s braking performance can suffer. It is recommended that the brakes pads should be checked regularly, and replaced if there is more than 3mm of liner wear. Skoda cars are also fitted with brake discs which should be regularly inspected and replaced if worn or damaged.
Skoda offers a number of additional features to enhance the safety of their cars, such as Autostop. Autostop is designed to automatically reduce engine speed when the brakes are applied, thus reducing fuel consumption and making stopping the car easier.
Keeping your Skoda safe when driving is crucial. Regularly checking and maintaining your brakes is the best way to ensure that your Skoda remains in good condition, and your safety is not compromised. If you have any concerns about your brakes, it is recommended that you speak to a Skoda dealer, who will be able to provide advice and guidance.