Leading Brakes Service Centre
When you need your brakes serviced, you cannot afford to make any mistakes. It makes sense to leave your vehicle with the experts in brakes.
Auto-Mate franchisees offer fast and efficient motor car servicing and great value for money. The company prides itself on its clean and neat workshops, customer-focused staff and conveniently located outlets...
Our brake services include:
- Brake Fluid Flush
- Filling Brake Fluid
- Replacing Brake Pads
- Replacing Brake Discs / Drums
- Checking & Adjusting Hand Brake If Necessary
- Servicing Electronic & ABS Brake Systems And Components
About Brake Systems
The braking system is designed to decrease the speed of the vehicle. In order to slow the vehicle there needs to be friction between parts. Unlike the lubrication system, where minimizing friction is the goal, the braking system is designed to use friction for control. The amount of friction created needs to be controlled by the operator of the vehicle. This is done by the force the operator exerts on the brake pedal. Force is defined as the pushing or pulling action of one object upon another. In this example, the operator's foot is one object, while the brake pedal is the other object. The brake pedal is mechanically connected to a hydraulic unit called a master cylinder. The master cylinder is where brake fluid is stored. As force is exerted on the brake pedal, fluid is sent to all of the wheels through brake lines. Once at the wheels, the fluid pressure is converted back to mechanical pressure. This pressure causes the brake pads or shoes (discussed later) to move to create the needed friction against a rotating disc or drum at the wheels to slow the vehicle. Friction increases as the operator pushes harder on the brake pedal.
BRAKES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT SAFETY FEATURE OF YOUR CAR.
Although we all know this, sometimes we can let things slip. To help protect the safety of you and your loved ones, follow this Seven Point Brake Checklist. If you notice any or all of them, it is time to get your brakes professionally checked.
- Loss of grip when braking
- The feeling of your car pulling left or right when braking
- A sloppy, soft or low brake pedal
- Shuddering through your steering wheel when braking
- Squeals, screeches and high pitched noises when breaking
- Your brake system warning light flashes
- Your car takes longer to stop than normal