Break repairs and Brake services
AGA Brake services and Brake repair systems are set up for all types of vehicles including ABS. AGA Automotive uses the latest, sophisticated technical equipment to ensure that the most important safety feature on you vehicle is working effectively.
When conducting brake services most people believe that replacing brake parts such as brake pads is all that is required however brake repairs normally include replacing brake fluid and sometimes depending on how the car has been driven disc rotors not only that with advanced braking systems such as ABS there are many components that need to be properly checked.
When do I need my Brakes serviced ?
Manufacturers log books usually have service guidelines for brake services however you should have your brakes checked every service and replace you brake fluid every 2 years. In addition here are some signs you may need to have your brake system checked
If you notice that the car is not stopping fast enough
If your bake pedal is touching the floor when you brake
If your steering wheel shudders when you press on the brake
If you notice a squeaking noise when you press the brake
If you notice a metallic sound as the wheels are turning
If the brake is black or brown in colour
If your brake fluid has not been fully replaced in 2 years
AGA Automotive Brake Service includes the following
Complete brake system analyses including where applicable abs system scanning using the latest technical equipment
Disc rotor checks and replacement
Disc rotor machining
Brake fluid checks and replacement
Preventative maintenance tips†- Brakes
The more you use your brakes the sooner you will need a brake replacement so a good idea is to use you gears to slow down when possible this will minimize the wear to brake pads and disc rotors.
Make sure you check you brake fluid levels and colour regularly
An important safety tip; if you are travelling down a long steep hill use you gears to maintain speed where possible and avoid too much braking. Using you brake‚Äôs to much on a step hill can result in brake overheating which in turn will result in loss of braking ability or complete Braking failure at the base of the hill. In addition to a possible accident you may also have to have a brake specialist to assess you system a lot sooner than normal for a brake replacement.