Stop. Whenever You Want.

Squealing Brakes are Saying Something Clearly

They’re telling you it’s time to get them checked.  It’s time to make sure everything is working ok.  Which is what we do.  So bring us your squealing brakes, your spongy brakes and your shuddering brakes.  We’ll get them checked out…and running smoothly enough to stop you in your tracks.  

And if those tracks are off-road, then all the more need to come and talk brakes.  Bigger wheels and tricker terrain need better brakes.  Getting stuck off-road is one thing, coming unstuck is completely different!

All you need to know about Brakes

How do I know if my brakes need replacing?

Brakes have an in-built alert to let you know when they need replacing in the form of a high pitch squeal.  They literally shout at you when they need replacing.  If you ignore the squeal then you’ll get an even worse grinding nose (which you’ll also feel through the brake pedal).  This is metal on metal and your brakes will fail completely very soon.  Never ignore this sound/feeling.  

How long should brakes last?

How long is a piece of string?  Seriously…it depends on how you drive.  Hit the brakes hard and late - they’ll wear quicker.  Under ‘normal’ driving conditions, you’d expect brakes to last anywhere between 40,000 to 80,000 kms.  

How do brakes fail a warrant of fitness?

There’s more than a few reasons your brakes will fail a WOF.  In fact, there are well over 25 reasons why.  Brakes need to meet a host of performance criteria, including the distance they take to stop from a specified speed.  They can also fail for simply feeling ‘spongy’.  So if they do feel spongy to you -  it’s time to come see us and get them checked.  

What maintenance do brakes require?

Your vehicle owner’s manual will specify a brake maintenance schedule, letting you know what needs to be done and when.  But checking the brake fluid as part of the monthly checks is always a good idea (just remember to do it when the engine is cold).  Unless you’re mechanically minded, the rest of the checks can be tricky.  We can help and you can always bring your vehicle into us.  

Can I upgrade my brakes?

You can.  In fact, we recommend it if you’ve got a 4x4 and have fitted bigger wheels or regularly take it off-road.  4x4s tend to come with brakes designed for everyday use so as soon as you hit the backblocks or fit bigger wheels, you’re asking them to do more than they were designed for.  Talk to us and we can provide some safer options.

Come in for a free brakes check.

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