What are your brakes telling you?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms when you are applying your breaks please contact our team at Australian mechanical and we will service or repair your brakes. Giving you peace of mind that you will continue to be safe in your car.
Sticking Brake Pedal
If your pedal fails to release, this may indicate a faulty master cylinder.
Left too long, this condition causes serious damage, requiring expensive repairs. This can lead to total brake failure.
Noisy brakes indicate the possibility of worn brake pads or linings.
If your car is displaying this warning sign, get it check immediately.
Car Veers on Braking
If your car veers or pulls to one side when you apply the brakes.
It may be as simple as adjusting your tyre pressure or the problem may be with your braking system, particularly the calipers.
If your brakes grab or lock with only light pressure.
The most probable cause is grease or oil on your brake linings. There may also be loose or broken components that could cause your brakes to fail in an emergency.
Vibration (Steering wheel or vehicle)
There is a vibration in the pedal, steering or entire vehicle when you apply the brakes.
This can indicate problems with the brake drum or rotor, a faulty steering mechanism, or other loose component. These conditions all affect the handling of your vehicle.
Pulsating Brake pedal
If you brake pedal pulsates under foot when pressure is applied.
Most likely, the brake disc / drums are out of true alignment. This can be dangerous in wet conditions, can lead to increased wear in the braking system and uneven tyre wear.
If your brake warning light comes on, your brakes could be near total failure.
If your car is displaying this warning sign, get it checked immediately.
If extreme foot pressure is required to depress your brake pedal, get your brakes checked immediately.
The underlying cause could be with the power brakes, or possibly restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings. All of these problems demand immediate attention to ensure that your brakes continue to function effectively.
If your brakes do not activate until the brake pedal is almost touching the floor.
A quick check-up will soon identify the problem. You need your brakes to respond quickly in an emergency, so do not ignore this problem.
Spongy Brake Pedal
If your brake pedal feels spongy after heavy use, this could indicate moisture in the brake fluid.
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.
Some of the Brake services we provide
Here are the some of the brake services we cover for your vehicle.
- Front and Rear Reline – Worn components are replaced with parts that match or exceed original Manufactures specifications or when an up grade or change in driving conditions demands a different performance standard
- Disc and Drum Machining – for optimum life, smooth operation and better performance
- Disc Grinding - To match Original Manufactures Specifications for smooth operation and optimum life
- Caliper servicing and overhaul – Like any moving component of a car Calipers need attention and service. A worn caliper is dangerous
- Wheel cylinder replacement and service – Even for rare components, ABS have the skill and access to stocks Australia wide to either replace or refurbish parts
- Hydraulic Service – Brake systems rely on effective Hydraulic parts and fluid to make a car stop as it should. From the booster to the pedal ABS can ensure all components run smoothly and safely
- Disc Rotors – Rotors are the heart and sole of the modern cars braking system. Rotors do wear and must remain within Manufactures thickness tolerances for safe and efficient performance. Upgrade Rotors are available for heavy towing and performance driving
- Conversion Kits - disc brake conversion kits replace old drums with the power and style of a new high-performance disc brake system
If you have any questions please send us an message and one of our friendly staff will be in contact shortly.