BRAKE DISC AND DRUM MACHINING
During the life of your brake discs/drums the constant strain of applying the brakes can cause wear and tear to the surface of your discs/drums. Severe lip or uneven surface caused by pad wear or distortion and cracking caused by heat are just a few of the symptoms.
The first step to rectify these problems is to machine the friction surface of the rotor thus returning the contact surface to its original state. By doing this you give your new pads the best possible opportunity to “bed in” correctly and provide you with the most effective brakes. All discs/drums have a minimum and maximum manufactures specification; most are stamped with this information.
Before we machine your discs/drums their thickness is measured and checked against manufacturers’ specifications. If machining them will cause them to fall below the minimum thickness, they will not be machined for safety reasons and will need to be replaced, we will let you know the situation before proceeding. Machining the rotors requires a specialised lathe which basically cuts them a new surface. At Highway Auto we have the best equipment available to produce those fine tolerances.
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Grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes can indicate a problem with your car brakes that should be addressed. You should also take action if your brake pedal feels spongy or if your steering wheel is shaking. If you've noticed any of these common signs of brake problems, bring your car into Highway Auto Rockhampton. Your car brakes help ensure road safety and avoid collisions with other objects or vehicles on a daily basis and you must take care of this critical component of your car.
When you press down on the brake pedal, does it feel spongy and soft? Spongy brakes are an indication that air is present in your brake fluid, and the brake fluid needs to be bled, or removed of air. A brake fluid change will also be part of the process to fix soft brake pedal problems.
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How long do brake pads last?
How long do you think the brake pads on your vehicle should last?
The truth is, there’s no easy answer for how long brake pads should last. That’s because it’s different for every driver and driving style—similar to how different driving habits can burn fuel faster than others. Quick starts, short trips, city driving: all burn fuel faster than smooth and steady highway driving.
The same general principle applies to your brake pads. Manufacturers offer a wide range for the effective “life” of their brake pads, typically between 40,000 and 65,000 kilometers. But the way you drive will have a big impact on brake pad wear. If you want to get the most life out of your brake pads, consider the following suggestions:
An Independent workshop can conduct more affordable services and repairs compared to major dealers, so long as the operations carried out by these workshops are in accordance with the manufacturer’s servicing schedules and the replacement parts used are of appropriate quality.