Car Brake and Clutch Repair Specialist

Our brake specialists guarantee a top-quality brake and clutch repair, with the sole aim of ensuring your safety and the safety of your passengers. Well maintained brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. You can achieve this with brake and clutch repair. Putting off a brake pad repair could risk your safety and that of your family so always schedule the brake and clutch repairs in time. Eventually, all brake pads needs replacement, so brake and clutch repairs is important. Depending on the type of brake pads you have on your vehicle, they might last 40,000, 80,000, or even more than 100,000 kilometers. Brake and clutch repairs ensures the long life of you and your brakes.

Brake and Clutch Repair Services

Brake and Clutch Repair services include the below:

  • Brake and Clutch Repair
  • Anti-lock Brake System,
  • Brake Testing,
  • Electronic Stability Program,
  • Brake fluid flush,
  • Traction Control,
  • Brake Pads replacement,
  • Brake Hydraulic Components.
  • Electric Park Brakes,
  • Brake Rotors replacement.

Brakes are very important, check why?

The most important safety feature in your vehicle is the brakes. Checking your brake warning light is one of the easiest ways to tell if they’re working properly is. If it’s on, they need your attention. Hence, you need brake and clutch repairs.

If you experience, any of the below less-obvious warning signs, refer a specialist to check your brakes:

  • Car loses the grip when applying brakes
  • Car pulls to the right or left on applying brakes
  • Steering wheel shudders when you brake
  • Brakes screech or squeal
  • Brake pedal is hard, soft, low or spongy
  • Car is taking more time to stop than it usually does

Disc brake calipers are extremely important, why?

Because, when you apply pressure to your brake pedal, the pressure forces brake fluid to engage a series of mechanisms that push the brake pad onto the disc rotor bringing your car to a stop. The disc rotor is usually attached to the wheel assembly. The brake caliper mounts the brake pad. Brake caliper is the part that applies and releases the brake pads from the disc rotor.

The caliper comprises a housing, which has a piston inside that moves back and forth when the brakes are applied and released. The caliper has rubber parts inside it which makes sure that the hydraulic fluid does not leak from it.

If the vehicle’s calipers have not been overhauled for some time, your Western Prestige Auto brakes repairs specialist may recommend this service. They’ll always explain the reason why.

Overhauling calipers in axle sets is usually not needed but doing so can result in a more balanced braking and extended brake-pad life. Brake and cutch repairs help you achieve this.

Machining your disc rotors is important, learn why?

A disc rotor is the circular metal plate that the brake pad presses against to stop the car. Braking depends on the smooth surface of the disc rotor. The smoother the surface the efficient is the braking. Machining of disc rotors ensures maximum braking efficiency when new brake pads are fitted.

Disc rotors starts wearing after thousands of braking applications. They usually wear unevenly. New brake pads should fit flush against the disc rotor for effective braking. So the disc rotors should be machined by a specialist.

Replacing Brake Pads

The main purpose of the brake pad is to provide friction against the rotor.  This action typically creates a lot of heat and pressure. The rotor is spinning so fast that it shaves off some of the brake pad every time the two come into contact, creating brake dust. Overtime, the brake pad becomes so worn from constantly rubbing against the rotor that it needs replacement.

Squeaking brakes, for example, occur primarily because the upper layer of the brake pad has completely eroded, and the hard bottom layer is rubbing against the rotor. If the pad is not replaced soon, owners are going to have to purchase both new brake pads and rotors

Listen to what your brakes are trying to tell

Sticking Brake Pedal – The master cylinder may be faulty if the pedal fails to release. This condition can cause serious damage, if left too long, requires expensive repairs. This can even lead to total brake failure.

Noisy Brakes – It indicates the possibility of worn brake pads or linings. Have it checked immediately if the vehicle is displaying this warning sign.

Car Veers on Braking – On applying brakes if the car veers or pulls to one side. It may be as simple as adjusting your tyre pressure or the problem may be with your braking system, particularly the calipers.

Locking Brakes – On applying only light pressure the brakes grab or lock. Grease or oil on the brake linings can be the most probable cause of this behaviour. The brakes could also fail in an emergency due to lose or broken components.

Vibration (Steering wheel or vehicle) – A vibration in the pedal, steering or entire vehicle on applying the brakes can indicate problems with the brake drum or rotor, a faulty steering mechanism, or other loose components. All these conditions affect the handling of your vehicle.

Pulsating Brake pedal – A brake pedal pulsating under foot on applying pressure can be most likely due to the misalignment of the brake disc or drums which can be very dangerous in wet conditions. This can also lead to increased wear on the braking system and uneven tyre wear.

Warning Light – Brakes could be near to total failure if the warning lights on the brakes comes on. Check your car immediately, if it is displaying this warning sign.

Hard Pedal: Check your brakes immediately, if you require extreme foot pressure to depress the brake pedal. The underlying cause could be the power brakes, or possibly restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings. All these problems demand immediate attention to ensure that the brakes continue to function effectively and safely.

Low Pedal – The brakes activate only when the brake pedal is almost completely touching the floor. You need a quick check-up to identify the problem. The brakes should respond quickly in an emergency, so look into this problem soon and never ignore.

Spongy Brake Pedal – There could be moisture in the brake fluid if your brake pedal feels spongy after heavy use. Clean brake fluid is critical to the performance of your brakes. Moisture in the system reduces braking efficiency and can corrode brake components, potentially resulting in total brake failure.

To book your next service or for more information on our Services and Mechanics in Truganina, Victoria, you can contact us on +61 426-533-774. We at Western Prestige Auto are proud of ourselves as we fulfil our commitment to delivering world-class services in Truganina, Victoria.

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