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Brake Disc Machining Low-cost at HAC Brakes Rockhampton

Do squeaky brakes, a spongy brake pedal, or less stopping power have you concerned for your safety? Get a free brake inspection today with the brake experts.

Brake disc rotors tested and machined to specifications

If you feel pulsing in the brake pedal and vibration in the steering wheel when you slow down, your brake disc rotors could be signalling trouble.



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. damaged drake disc rotors

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Brake Disc Rotor Examples

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.
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Brake Service & Repair You Can Trust

If Your Vehicle Is Out Of Warranty?

Are you looking for quality, value and convenience? Then look no further. We offer a first-class service and repair facility and provide you with a dealer type service at independent garage prices.

At Highway Auto Rockhampton we undertake all types of work, from servicing, replacing timing belts and full engine diagnostics to electronic management and service warning light reset. All work on your vehicle will be carried out to the very highest standard using approved parts.

Brakes and Tyres are Your Stopping Power

Your Brakes are the most important component of your vehicle. At Highway Auto Rockhampton we offer a no obligation inspection to make sure that your brakes are working at their best.

According to a study by the NRMA, bad brakes are partially to blame for approximately 22% of crashes caused by vehicle-related conditions (second only to tyre problems, which account for 35% of such crashes).

Since crashes can severely shorten your vehicle’s lifespan (and compromise your safety), it’s vital to take care of any car issues that could heighten your risk for collisions! Get your tyres and brakes checked during a Complete Vehicle Inspection at the first sign of common tyre problems or brake issues to help you steer clear of performance problems that can affect your safety on the road.

Additionally, a complete vehicle inspection can give you a more in-depth look at your car’s inner workings, helping you make more informed service and repair decisions!

Our expert advice

Our team of super skilled technicians have many years of industry experience, always upskilling and offer a full range of automotive solutions combined with old-fashioned, friendly and reliable service.
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