Arden Bridge Services Suspension and Brakes

Suspension & Brakes


Arden Bridge Services can carry out all types of suspension requirements, from a worn out shock absorber to complete performance up grades including fitment of polyurethane bushes and four wheel aliment (tracking).


This is an important part of any vehicle, and it is vitally important that any problems you may encounter are dealt with immediately.

If your vehicle does start to develop faults, you may notice the following symptoms when the brake pedal is applied:

  • Vibration or grinding noises
  • Car pulls to the right or left
  • Brake pedal depressed more than normal
  • Handbrake needs pulling further than normal
  • Brake fluid leak

You may also be warned through your vehicles on board diagnostics system, if you see the following lights appear:

common car warning lights

If you do feel that your brakes are not responding as they would normally then you can bring your car to ABS for a free brake check with a full report. If you are concerned about driving your vehicle to us, please phone for immediate advice.

Brake Fluid

Why change your brake fluid?

Brake fluid is designed to have a high boiling point to withstand the high temperatures generated by the friction of braking. In addition, it must not freeze during icy conditions.

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water. As it absorbs water over time, the boiling point gradually lowers. If it reaches the point where the fluid boils during braking, compressible vapour forms in the braking system, causing the pedal to feel “soft” or not work at all.

Brake fluid contamination is now such a major concern that all major vehicle manufacturers recommend that it is changed at least every 2 years.

Water in the brake fluid will cause premature wear of the wheel cylinders and brake callipers. Failure to change your brake fluid regularly can result in extremely costly repairs.