Braking Distances

Could You Stop in Time? Many people significantly underestimate the distance it takes for their car to come to a complete stop when braking in an emergency

What Factors Impact on Braking?

There are a number of environmental factors that impact safe braking distances, including...

  • Speed
  • Road Condition
  • Weather Conditions
  • Driver Fatigue

New cars have improved suspension, tyre and braking technology, ensuring they stop more quickly in an emergency.
Added features like ABS also offer real advantages to the average driver, helping them feel more in control when they must suddenly apply their brakes and bring their car to a halt. However even with the improved features of newer vehicles, all drivers must adjust their speed and driving style to suit the environmental conditions.

What Mechanical Factors Effect Vehicle Braking?

As you can see, there are a number of environmental factors such as speed and road conditions that can affect the safe braking of your car. However, there are also a number of mechanical factors can impact on the braking capacity of a vehicle, including:

  • Worn shock absorbers
  • Worn brake pads
  • Suspension problems
  • Tyre problems
  • Grimy windscreens can also impact on your ability to clearly see any danger or obstacles on the road ahead

Your local Repco Authorised Service Centre is fully qualified to diagnose any mechanical safety issues your vehicle may have.
Our Vehicle Safety Report is free with every service and will give you piece of mind where your families safety is concerned.