Why are brakes as important as tyres?

Having well maintained Tyres and Brakes the two of the most important factors in your cars performance and safety.

In modern cars often the simplest ways to tell if your brakes are in need of attention is the check brake warning light. If it’s on, they need urgent attention.

That’s simple enough. But what about the less obvious warning signs? If you experience any of these warning signs, you should have your brakes checked immediately

• Your car loses grip when braking.
• Your car pulls to the left or right when braking.
• Your brake pedal is low, hard, soft or spongy.
• Your steering wheel shudders when you brake.
• Your brakes screech or squeal.
• Your car takes longer to stop than normal.

Why choose The Tyre Place for your brake repair and service?

The Tyre Place Mornington offer a wide range of brake replacement parts to suit most popular makes and models. With brands like Bendix, Bosch, QFM, Ferodo, Brembo, RDA, PBR, DBA and many more including genuine manufacturer we can match the right products to you requirements.

Other important brake components.

Brake calipers:
Like any moving component of a car brake calipers need attention and service. If your vehicles’ calipers have not been overhauled for some time, we may recommend they be serviced when replacing brake pads.

Disc rotors:
After thousands of braking applications disc rotors wear, and usually unevenly. For effective braking, new brake pads should fit flush against the disc rotor. Disc rotors can bee machined up until they reach the minimum thickness allowed. If they are under minimum thickness they will need to be replaced.

Brake fluid:
Brake fluid absorbs moisture over time reducing it’s boiling point thus reducing brake efficiency. A simple test that takes less than a minute will tell if the fluid needs replacing.