It only takes a few minutes to check your brakes and the benefits could be life-saving. Brakes should be checked regularly to ensure that the ongoing wear levels are safe and acceptable.

Our team will check your brakes and can perform any repair our vehicle needs, including the following brake services:

Brake Fluid Flush – Low brake fluid can adversely affect braking performance. Flushing the brakes removes the old fluid from the entire system, including the master reservoir and it’s a great habit to do it every two years.

Brake Replacement – Our mechanics will remove the pads and inspect the rotor(s) for excessive wear. If the rotors are excessively worn, they should be replaced or machined to a flat surface, afterwards new pads will be installed.

Disc and/or Drum Machining – We can provide in-house disc and drum machining.

How do I know if I need new brakes?

  • Leaking brake fluid or low brake fluid level
  • Hand brake has reduced effectiveness
  • Unusual scraping noises when braking
  • Car pulls to one side
  • Brake pedal becomes “spongy”
  • Rear wheels lock and skid
  • Brake pedal is too hard
  • Car takes too long to stop
  • Steering wheel vibration
  • Brake warning light on the dashboard

So keep your family safe, get a brake inspection today as there are many components to the brakes in your car and their condition affects the overall functioning of the brake system. Our initial inspection will identify which brake components need to be replaced or repaired.

Our expert mechanics will first carry out a thorough inspection of your vehicle’s entire brake system, including lining condition, rotors and drums, calipers and wheel cylinders, brake hardware, hoses, lines, and master cylinder. The need for replacing any of the brake components will depend upon factors like age, mileage and degree of wear and tear.

Your car’s disc brakes are one of the most vital operating systems of your car.  By knowing a little more about how the disc brakes work, you’ll better understand the importance of regular checks and servicing.

  • Wheel bearing grease must be applied to the wheel hubs to reduce heat generated by frequent applications of the brakes
  • The calliper has one or more hydraulic cylinders containing pistons. Whenever you press the brake pedal, the pistons exert pressure on the brake pads.
  • Brake pads are metal plates with a bonded lining of friction material. As the lining material wears out, the metal pad moves closer to the disc. Pads should be replaced when less than 3mm from the disc.
  • Retaining pins hold the disc pads in the calliper. New split pins are always fitted during replacement.
  • The disc can be easily scored and damaged if the metal plate comes into contact with the disc. When below certain tolerances it must be replaced.
  • A bleed nipple is provided to ensure that any air entering the hydraulic lines is “bleeded” off. Even a small amount of air in the  system will severely impair the operation of the brakes.