As your Vehicle ages so too do all of the different components on your vehicle and one of the most crucial components of your vehicle are your brakes! This is something that should be inspected and maintained with every service by inspecting the condition of the brake pad material and also brake lines and fluid condition. To simply inspect the condition of the braking system does not take long but can potentially be the difference between stopping and not.
All of our Staff are highly trained in all components of the Braking System, from the hydraulic aspect through to today’s modern electronically controlled braking systems. Also with a wide variety of speciality tools and an onsite brake lathe to renew your existing worn brake rotors back to their original condition to help keep the cost affordable as appose to replacing rotors unnecessarily.
There are certain signs that can become quite noticeable when your braking system requires servicing or repairing, some of these are:
- Squealing Brakes – This often will occur when the Braking material is worn and the wear indicator is coming into contact with the brake rotor. Generally this will be a high pitch noise that is quite noticeable.
- Noisy Brakes when braking – This can be as a result of a few different factors, Hard and worn brake pads, Worn Braking Rotors, or lack of lubrication on the braking materials locating points when fitted to Vehicle.
- Shuddering through Vehicle when braking – This will occur over time as a result of the excessive heat produced when braking causing the brake rotor to heat and over time warp out shape, the warpage will only be very minor but it will be enough to cause the vehicle to shake whilst braking.
- Spongey feeling whilst depressing brake pedal - This indicates that there is an issue with the hydraulic components of the Braking System. This could be related to your Brake Master Cylinder, Brake Lines and Even Brake Calipers.
If you are experiencing any of these issues or symptoms that have been listed above it is important that you have your Vehicle inspected to ensure the safety of yourself, your family and also other motorists that you encounter on a daily basis.
There is no job too large or small, whether your car requires general maintenance such as brake pads replacement, or you are restoring a vehicle and require a full brake system overhaul we have the expertise and equipment to get the job done right the first time. Using only quality products to ensure that all repairs and work carried out complies with manufacturers standards and also to guarantee customer satisfaction.
Here is a brief explanation on how the braking system works for your vehicle!
When the brake pedal in the vehicle is depressed, the force pushing down on to the brake pedal begins to move a small piston located inside of the Brake Master Cylinder. As the piston begins to move the brake fluid in the master cylinder is then forced through the brakes lines through to the Brake Calipers and if the vehicle is fitted with drum brakes through to the Wheel Cylinders. Therefore the more force that is applied to the brake pedal the more force will be applied through to the brake calipers.
Once the brake fluid is forced through to the Brake Calipers or Wheel Cylinders, the pistons inside of the Calipers or Wheel Cylinders will be forced out causing the braking material to make contact with the Brake Rotor or Drum, When the Braking Material is forced into contact with the brake surface the rotation of the wheels will begin to slow.
Once the brake pedal is released, the brake fluid that was being forced through the lines no longer will have pressure forcing it forward, therefore the pistons in the Brake Calipers or Wheel Cylinders will return back to their original position and allow the brakes to be released from the Braking Material, As this happens the fluid that has been forced through the brake lines will now return back to the master cylinder.