Auto brake testing and repairs Rockhampton 5 star Rating Service

SUV Brake Repair & Brake Services


Brakes service and repairs specialists, our technicians are here to ensure the best car brake performance and brake safety for your Car, SUV & 4WD.

Your brake disc rotors and drums wear away and will eventually require replacement. When replacing the pads or shoes, we measure the rotors or drums down to fractions of millimetres, to ensure there is enough material remaining to safely reuse and comply with safety regulations.

if there is any chance that the rotors or drums will fall outside of the manufacturer specified measurements, they must be replaced. This is a matter of safety. A disc rotor that goes below its minimum thickness cannot dissipate heat correctly and can cause your brakes to fail completely.

If your brake disc rotors are less than perfect we recommend machining to as good as new condition, we do this on site and offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee*.

Having BRAKES that function properly is something that every driver considers a priority. Here’s some information on how your brakes should be maintained and serviced.

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Brake Inspection Checklist:


Soft Spongy Brake Pedal?


spongy brake pedal Does your vehicle have a spongy brake pedal recently? If that is the case, it’s most likely time to do a brake fluid flush. The spongy brake pedal comes from air bubbles present in the braking system. With bubbles, the brake fluid cannot provide maximum pressure to the brakes, reducing braking capabilities. Brake fluid flushes should be done according to manufacturers’ recommended intervals. However, if there is no service history for the car, a brake fluid flush should be done for peace of mind.
 

Low on Brake Fluid?


brake fluid level If the brake fluid flush has been done recently, check the brake fluid reservoir and ensure that the fluid is at the maximum or full line. If there is brake fluid missing, just top it up with the car manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid specifications (DOT3, 4 or 5). Make sure to only use brake fluid from a sealed, unopened bottle. As brake fluid absorbs moisture over time, brake fluid from previously opened containers will be unsafe to use and should be disposed of appropriately.
 

Brake Pads Worn Out?


brake pads Visually inspect if the brake pads require replacing. For a thorough inspection, remove the wheels. Check if the brake pads have reached the wear marks or have uneven wear. Replace if it's past the wear indicator or has uneven wear. It’s best to replace them with new brake pads if it' s worn close to the indicator. As long road trips are much harsher on cars, there is a chance the pads will be very worn before the journeys are over.
 

Uneven Wear On Brake Pads?


Uneven wear on brake pads If there is significantly more wear on a set of brake pads than the other (left to right), this usually indicates a problem with the brake caliper. Usually, it’s just a simple clean and regrease of the sliding pins, but in extreme cases, the caliper may need a rebuild or replacement. Highway Auto Brakes recommend to use Bendix Ceramic High Performance Synthetic Lubricant on all moving parts of the caliper when replacing the pads.
 

Brake Disc Rotors Machining.


Brake disc rotor machining Inspect brake rotors with the wheels taken off, make sure the rotors are cool before inspection. Feel around for rough spots, irregular grooves, or cracking. Check for any uneven wear by visually inspecting the edges. If one side of the rotor is thinner than the other, it may have severe disc thickness variation (DTV). Ensure the rotor is not worn down to its wear markers. If any symptoms are present, the brake rotors should be machined or replaced (if it’s worn down to the markers). After checking the rotors and pads, Highway Auto Brakes recommend cleaning with Bendix Brake/Parts Cleaner & Degreaser to remove any contaminants present on brakes and its parts.
 

Is Your Car Due For a Brake Check-up?


If your car is due for a service, or you’d like to ensure your vehicle is safe, then call us on
(07) 4926 1303 to book a service, and get a quote for your vehicle.
 
 

$197 Brake Service Kit Includes:


  • Supply and fit Bendix disc pads.

  • Inspect disc rotors for condition, measure thickness.

  • Inspect brake caliper operation.

  • Clean and lubricate caliper sliding pins and contact areas.

  • Check brake fluid condition and top up if necessary.

  • Visually inspect brake master cylinder.

  • Check park brake operation and adjust.

  • Measure tyre wear.

 

 

Examples of vehicles we service
● Audi
● BMW
● Daewoo
● Daihatsu
● Datsun
● Fiat
● Ford
● Holden
● Honda
● Hyundai
● Isuzu Ute
● Jeep
● Kia
● Land Rover
● Lexus
● Mazda
● Mini
● Mitsubishi
● Nissan
● Subaru
● Suzuki
● Toyota
● Volkswagen
● Volvo
 

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booking a car servicing rockhampton For any of the above services or for any automotive repairs, Mechanical, Air-conditioning, Auto electrical, Cruise control, Caravan services, Bosch, Delkor and Century Batteries.

You can speak with Cathy or Steve who will talk you through any automotive service questions and advice; they are well-informed, patient, professionals. (07) 4926 1303

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