brakes Brakes Repair & Service

Braking systems are one of the most important safety features on a vehicle.

They work by converting the kinetic energy of the vehicle into heat, which slows the vehicle down.

Over time, the brake pads and other components of the braking system will wear out and need to be replaced.

Depending on the type of vehicle and how it is used, the braking system may need to be replaced more or less frequently.

Brakes Repair & Service

Obvious issues can show up as:

  • Screeching sound coming from the brakes
  • Vibrations in the steering wheel or brake pedal
  • Longer stopping distances

During a brake check, our mechanics will carefully inspect all wearable parts including brake pads, brake discs and brake fluid.

To check the brake pads and discs, specialist equipment will be used to take accurate measurements of these components.

If the measurements do not meet with those specified for the vehicle by the manufacturer, the parts will need to be replaced.

The brake fluid will also be checked to determine whether it needs replacement due to ageing or contamination.

Other symptoms might be less obvious, such as:

  • Fluid leaks
  • Corroded brake lines
  • Worn brake pads

Replacing the pads can prevent further damage to the rotors and other components of the braking system. In some cases, the entire system may need to be replaced.

It is important to have the braking system checked regularly to ensure that it is in good working order.

Depending on the type of vehicle and how it is used, this may be as frequently as every few months or as infrequently as every few years.

The Braking System, Broken Down

Cylinders are what moves the shoes outwards into the drum using brake fluid.
Drums are what the shoes clamp into to slow the vehicle down
Shoes come into contact with the drum to slow the vehicle down.
Brake Pads
The brake pads are the part of the braking system that comes into contact with the rotors to slow the vehicle down.
The rotors are the large, metal discs that the brake pads clamp onto to slow the vehicle down.
The calipers are the part of the braking system that holds the brake pads in place and presses them against the rotors.
Brake Fluid
The brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that helps to transfer the force from the brake pedal to the calipers, which in turn press the brake pads against the rotors.

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