Brake Service Moolap
Moolap car service Neil Corstorphan Motors is your one-stop shop for brake diagnosis, repairs, service, replacement and maintenance.
Possible warning signs indicating brake service is due
To ensure your and other motorist safety on the road, you need to conduct comprehensive vehicle check-ups regularly. Please contact your local mechanic as soon as possible for a comprehensive brake system inspection. These general indications are no substitute to a proper brake check, however can provide you with a general idea about the cause of your brake worries.
|Brake Lights||Emergency brake is turned on -or- brakes have a serious drop in hydraulic pressure||Brakes may be near total failure|
|Dragging||Brakes stick, car has 'hot wheels' or engine feels as if it has lost power||Brakes may not be releasing properly. The condition can reverse, leaving your car without any brakes|
|Grabbing||Brakes grab even with minimal pressure applied||May indicate grease or oil contaminated lining -or- loose or broken brake components|
|Brake pedal too hard||More force than usual is needed to brake||May indicate issues with power brake, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers/wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings|
|Brake pedal too soft||When braking, pedal almost touches floor for brakes to activate||May require a simple adjustment -or- require an inspection to determine the cause|
|Pulling||When braking, car pulls to one side||May require proper inflation of tyres -or- brakes need adjustment or repairs|
|Squealing||When braking, loud noise emits above regular low level of natural braking sound||High pitch squeal, screech, grind, groan, chatter, clatter, bang requires mechanical service|
|Vibration||When braking, the brake pedal, steering wheel or entire car vibrates, shudders, shakes or pulsates||May indicate need for resurfacing disc brake rotors -or- loose component -or- faulty steering wheel mechanism|
Brake Wear and Brake Rotor Machining
Neil Corstorphan Motors mechanics can inspect your brakes and determine the cause for your brake issues efficiently. If you haven't inspected all four wheel brakes recently, usually front brakes are wearing thin and are due for a replacement. The rear brakes tend to last longer as the ones in front, which do most of the braking.
Your brake rotors can be either machined to become smooth -or- replaced with new brake rotors for factory fresh experience. Many small car brake rotors do not require a huge cash payment, so replacing them might be a smarter long term investment than polishing or "truing" the brake rotors. During a brake rotor machining a layer of metal is removed and this can cause the rotor to heat up faster, loose the smoothness faster and become warped - this may be the cause for brake vibration or wobbling when you attempt to stop your vehicle. This rotor warping issue not so noticeable on trucks with heavy duty brake rotors and they can usualy be machined once.