Brake Servicing, Machining and Repairs

Date Posted:26 May 2018 

Having Brake Issues? Is there a high pitch noise or shuddering while you are braking? Here’s an example of why you should always keep your vehicles maintenance up to date and servicing on schedule when possible.

Scotts Rods Mechanic Brake Service Rotor Pads Machining

The rear brakes on this vehicle had run down to bare metal, damaging the inner brake pad, and almost causing the brake piston to fall out. This would have caused a loss of brakes if left untouched.

There are two ways to check for brake wear on disc brakes. By looking and by listening. First, you can check for wear by looking at your brake pads through the spaces between the wheel's spokes if possible. The outside pad will be pressed against the metal brake disc. Generally, there should be at least 1/4 inch (6mm) of pad. If you see less than 1/4 inch of pad, you may want to have your brake pads inspected or replaced. If you’re not sure what to look for, swing by and let us take a look for you.

Have you ever heard a high-pitched screeching sound when you applied your brakes? That's a small metal shim called an indicator, which is giving you an audible warning that you need to replace your brake pads. If you hear it regularly, give us a call and our trained technicians can check them out for you.

Brake Pad replacement is far more cost effective at the time of Servicing your vehicle if they need it, rather than leaving it to the point of also damaging the brake discs, meaning they need replacing too.

And remember we also offer a Drop off and Pick Up Service for local customers

Come and see us at 25 Belar Street, Yamanto, or Phone (07) 3812 0266
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Other services we offer include Performance Exhausts, Race car Fabrication, Dyno Tuning, Log Book Servicing, Vehicle Safety Inspection, Brake Services, 4WD Servicing, Suspension Checks & Upgrades, Mechanical Repairs, Clutch Services & Upgrades, Emission Checks, Diagnostics, Brakes, and Muffler Replacements.

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