Brake Servicing and Repairs
This are the most common problems we experience in servicing brake & clutch problems on motor vehicles.
1. SQUEAKY BRAKES
This can be caused because of a lot of different problems. The most common one we are seeing is since asbestos has been removed from the brake linings (for health reasons) the manufacturers are experimenting with the composition of the brake linings. This in turn is hard to come up with a composition which is as good as asbestos. While the compositions are more environmentally friendly sometimes they don’t have the same anti squeak characteristics of the older style brake pads. We are finding some brands of brake pads suit different vehicles and if there is an ongoing problem we have found the Bendix brand will generally rectify this problem. It is also advisable to always machine discs in order to help these new age brake pads to bed in a lot quicker and easier.
In finishing if your brakes are squeaky or noisy you should always get them checked, so we can make sure they are safe to be driven on and not just a bit squeaky.
2. BRAKE SHUDDER
This is where you feel a pulsation through the steering wheel or the car itself while braking. To rectify this problem the brake discs will need to be machined.
Why do they need to be machined?
While driving a vehicle your brakes are subjected to a lot of different conditions and general wear and tear, a common bad condition which causes brake disc deterioration is in normal driving your brakes get hot and you may then go through some water e.g. rain or a puddle going from hot to cold quickly is what distorts these metal disc rotors and they then need to be machined flat again.
Call today for a Free Brake and Clutch Inspection on 07 5526 3355