At Direct Tyre & Auto we offer brake servicing and repairs for all your auto brake repair needs. To ensure your car is roadworthy get your brakes checked and serviced with our professionals today.
To ensure your safety on the road, you want to know that the most important aspect of your vehicle safety is up to standard. If you routinely get your brake servicing carried out by a brake specialist you will prevent any major problems and guarantee your vehicle safety. A well operating braking system is crucial for driving safely on the open road. We cover every aspect of vehicle braking systems. As a vehicle owner, you can trust us with all brake servicing and repairs.
- Brake Pads
- Rotors machining
- New Rotors
- Brake lines
- Brake Fluid Flush
- Brake Testing
Why it is advisable to replace brake pads?
Brake cushions have a metal support plate with a grinding material bound to the surface that reaches the brake rotor. The grating connected to the brake rotors helps stop the turning wheels, causing your car to stop. Worn brake cushions will be unable to stop your car effectively and securely.
When is the right time to replace brake pads?
It is advisable to check for cushion wear every 25,000 kilometers. This is important to make sure your car will stop whenever you step on the brakes. Once you notice signs of wear and tear, replace the brake pads immediately.
Two of the most common signs of brake cushion issues are squealing and scratching. A squealing sound while braking can be a result of detached clatter cuts, callipers, or cushion covers. The most common reason is worn brake pads. Scratching may occur due to detached brake parts, a stone stuck between the cushion and the rotor and worn out brake cushions. If left unsolved for a long period, these problems may cause damage to the brake rotors and other mechanical parts. Repairing or replacing them would be the best option.
Here are a couple other signs that indicate your brakes need servicing:
- Brake shudder: Brake shudder is the vibration you may feel through your steering wheel when you hit the brakes. This is a result of uneven wear of the brake discs. You may need to have your discs machined to iron out the flat spots or replaced completely depending on the condition of the disc.
- Loss of performance when applying the brakes: Does it take you longer to stop? This can mean your brake pads are worn down or your brake fluid is low.
- Burning Smell: You may experience a burning smell coming from your brakes. This may be an indication that recent replaced/installed components aren't correctly installed which means they can wear quite quickly, leading to high heat levels and a burning smell. In some cases, a piston in the brake caliper can seize. This can lead to the brake dragging as you drive. The longer you drive with a seized piston, the hotter your brakes will get.
When your brake starts to fail or if it is not stopping your car effectively, you may have worn or exhausted cushions. Routine checks and maintenance are necessary to find existing and potential problems and take the necessary action.
Contact us to discuss your brakes needs.