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    Today whilst I was driving to the supermarket, the brake warning light was on continuously.

    About half way into my journey going home, the warning light turned off. And after parking my car and starting up the ignition again, the warning light stayed off.

    Should I get my car checked for service?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    Today whilst I was driving to the supermarket, the brake warning light was on continuously.

    About half way into my journey going home, the warning light turned off. And after parking my car and starting up the ignition again, the warning light stayed off.

    Should I get my car checked for service?

    Thanks.
    Which dashboard brake light are you referring to? The handbrake light or ABS?

    It probably would be most appropriate to get it checked. Perhaps by the AA though, if you’re covered, because you don’t want to be driving your car with a brake warning light :nope:
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    Today whilst I was driving to the supermarket, the brake warning light was on continuously.

    About half way into my journey going home, the warning light turned off. And after parking my car and starting up the ignition again, the warning light stayed off.

    Should I get my car checked for service?

    Thanks.
    You had a serious warning light and you're questioning whether you should get it checked?! Yes! Of course you should!
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    Today whilst I was driving to the supermarket, the brake warning light was on continuously.

    About half way into my journey going home, the warning light turned off. And after parking my car and starting up the ignition again, the warning light stayed off.

    Should I get my car checked for service?

    Thanks.
    Check brake fluid level, maybe it's low. If it is low, you have to change the brake pads.
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    (Original post by Mr. Petrol Head)
    Check brake fluid level, maybe it's low. If it is low, you have to change the brake pads.
    I'm sorry, what? Pad wear could be a potential cause for the low fluid level (if it is low?), but it's not an absolute - could very well be a leak.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    I'm sorry, what? Pad wear could be a potential cause for the low fluid level (if it is low?), but it's not an absolute - could very well be a leak.
    Yes, you are on point! But 90 percent of the time, low fluid is a good indication for brake bads wearing out.
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    (Original post by Mr. Petrol Head)
    Yes, you are on point! But 90 percent of the time, low fluid is a good indication for brake bads wearing out.
    The reservoir should be adequately sized to allow for pad wear, and fluid shouldn't be lost anywhere. It's certainly worth checking how much pad remains, but you really want to find out where that fluid has gone. My mum ignored it once and found herself with no brakes...
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    (Original post by CurlyBen)
    The reservoir should be adequately sized to allow for pad wear, and fluid shouldn't be lost anywhere. It's certainly worth checking how much pad remains, but you really want to find out where that fluid has gone. My mum ignored it once and found herself with no brakes...
    This is what I wanted to explain! Also brake fluid might leak due to old brake lines or the reservoir itself.
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    (Original post by Mr. Petrol Head)
    This is what I wanted to explain! Also brake fluid might leak due to old brake lines or the reservoir itself.
    I should have been a bit clearer with my wording. I meant that the reservoir should be large enough that pad wear alone won't set off the low level warning.
 
 
 
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