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Shock absorbers are a vital safety component ensuring your ability to stop efficiently and the overall stability of your vehicle.  Worn shocks can decrease the life of your tyres and may cause steering wheel vibrations.  All our major services will give an indication of the condition of your shocks.

 

Brakes are a vital safety component – squeaking brakes can sometimes be an indication of glazed disc pads and rotors or possible mismatched new pads that have been fitted to un-machined disc rotors, but screeching brakes can indicate brake pads are worn down to “tell-tale” indicators (where fitted) or in extreme cases to the metal backing and need immediate attention and replacement. We remove wheels during major services to correctly establish the life left on your brakes.

 

Brake fluid is often overlooked by many workshops and yet it is a vital part of your vehicles braking system. When your brakes are applied, the brake fluid is pushed from your brake fluid reservoir (where you check the fluid level) through the master cylinder (which sits just underneath) through a series of pipes and hoses to the brake on each corner of your car. This fluid then pushes either the caliper piston (in the case of disc brakes) or the wheel/brake cylinder (in the case of drum brakes). The pushing out of each of these parts has the effect of either pushing a brake pad against a disc rotor or pushing brake shoes onto a brake drum. The braking process relies upon a huge amount of friction being created between these two surfaces and with friction comes heat, the heat transfers through each of the metal components to the fluid and if this fluid is not in tip top condition, it can cause the fluid to boil and the hydraulic properties of the fluid will be lost, affecting your braking performance.

Ever driven down a steep hill and applied the brakes a little too much and then found that you had to pump the brake pedal a few times to make the brakes work?? This is caused by the fluid getting too hot and boiling and this can be a major safety issue! There are different grades of brake fluid on the market but generally a DOT 4 grade brake fluid is used on most vehicles. The higher the DOT number, the higher grade of brake fluid it is. Motorcycles tend to use DOT 5 because the heat created during braking is a lot higher and they only have two brakes to rely upon to slow them down. Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air and over time, the water content absorbed will lower the boiling point of the fluid and allow oxygen into the system thus affecting its performance. We carry bulk engine oil in 800lt tanks however we only store brake fluid in 500ml containers because once the seal is opened, the moisture absorption will begin to occur.   Please read notes on Brake Fluid Flush for further information regarding your brakes.

 

Brake Fluid Flush - From: $75
Description:
To ensure quality brake fluid is in place.  We always check the condition of customers’ brake fluid during service and will often recommend that this fluid be flushed and replenished with new fluid after any brake work or every two years.  For further information please read the section Suspension / Brakes / Brake Fluid Flush

 

Work Carried Out:
Vacuum bleed brake system of old contaminated fluid, flush, refill and re-bleed brake system. Test drive. Recommended every 20,000km/24mths. Time frame: Min 45 mins

Brake Service Front - From: $200 plus parts/machining/oils/fluids
Description:
Your braking system is designed to apply more pressure to the front than rear and therefore front brakes always require more regular maintenance than rear brakes. Disc pads and rotors will always wear out quicker on the front. As part of our services we check your brakes and give you an indication of the remaining life expectancy of them.

Work Carried Out:
Remove front wheels, inspect front brake hoses, remove brake callipers and disc rotors, machine or replace disc rotors and refit, remove old brake pads and inspect callipers, lubricate calliper slides, replace brake pads and refit callipers, bleed brakes if necessary, brake fluid flush if required (extra charges may apply) refit wheels. Test drive. Recommended Time frame: 2.0 hours

 

Brake Service Rear (Disc) - From: $200 plus parts/machining/oils/fluids
Description:
Your braking system is designed to apply more pressure to the front than rear and therefore front brakes always require more regular maintenance than rear brakes. Disc pads and rotors will always wear out quicker on the front. As part of our services we check your brakes and give you an indication of the remaining life expectancy of them.

Work Carried Out:
Remove rear wheels, inspect rear brake hoses, remove brake callipers and disc rotors, machine or replace disc rotors, clean and refit, remove old brake pads and clean & inspect callipers, lubricate calliper slides, replace brake pads and refit callipers, bleed brakes if necessary, refit wheels. Test drive. Time frame: 2 hours

Brake Service Rear (Drum) - From: $250
Description:
Many vehicles are fitted with drum brakes on the rear; these are quite often neglected by many workshops as they can be a little more difficult to work with. It is difficult to ascertain the condition of the rear brake shoes without removing the rear brake drums. It is important to have them checked on a regular basis as the wheel cylinders that are responsible for pushing the brake shoes against the drums can begin to leak with age.

Work Carried Out:
Remove rear wheels, inspect rear brake hoses, remove brake drums, inspect rear wheel cylinders and report, remove brake shoes, clean drum assembly, replace brake shoes, machine or replace brake drums and refit, adjust brakes and handbrake, bleed brakes if necessary, refit wheels. Test drive. Time frame: 2.5 hours

 
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