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Maintain your brakes at best condition so you can stop your car when needed.

If your brake pedal feels hard under pressure, but you aren’t slowing down: get those brake lines checked. You can visit Porters Mechanical Repairs in Kyneton and organise a comprehensive brake system inspection today - simply make an appiontment online or call us now!

Every brake service at Porters Mechanical Repairs includes a thorough brake system evaluation, replacement of pads and/or shoes, resurfacing serviced drum and/or rotor where needed.

 

Brake & Clutch service at Porters Mechanical Repairs car service in Kyneton

 

When do I need a brake service?

The best way to know if your car brakes need service is to make a car service appointment with your local mechanic. A thorough inspection at Porters Mechanical Repairs will identify the needed repairs and help you avoid any costs from preventable potential breakdowns down the road.

For your peace of mind, contact your local mechanic as soon as possible for a comprehensive brake system inspection. These general brake problem indications are no substitute to a proper brake check, however can provide you with a general idea about the cause of your brake worries.

Symptom

 

Description

 

Possible cause

Brake Lights

 

Emergency brake is turned on -or- brakes have a serious drop in hydraulic pressure

 

Brakes may be near total failure

 

 

 

 

 

Dragging

 

Brakes stick, car has 'hot wheels' or engine feels as if it has lost power

 

Brakes may not be releasing properly. The condition can reverse, leaving your car without any brakes

 

 

 

 

 

Grabbing

 

Brakes grab even with minimal pressure applied

 

May indicate grease or oil contaminated lining -or- loose or broken brake components

 

 

 

 

 

Brake pedal too hard

 

More force than usual is needed to brake

 

May indicate issues with power brake, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers/wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings

 

 

 

 

 

Brake pedal too soft

 

When braking, pedal almost touches floor for brakes to activate

 

May require a simple adjustment -or- require an inspection to determine the cause

 

 

 

 

 

Pulling

 

When braking, car pulls to one side

 

May require proper inflation of tyres -or- brakes need adjustment or repairs

 

 

 

 

 

Squealing

 

When braking, loud noise emits above regular low level of natural braking sound

 

High pitch squeal, screech, grind, groan, chatter, clatter, bang requires mechanical service

 

 

 

 

 

Vibration

 

When braking, the brake pedal, steering wheel or entire car vibrates, shudders, shakes or pulsates

 

May indicate need for resurfacing disc brake rotors -or- loose component -or- faulty steering wheel mechanism

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does a Brake service include?

When you take your car into a Repco Service Centre for a brake service, our mechanics will perform the following tasks:
• check disk brake pad and/or drum shoe pad wear levels
• replace brake/shoe pads if they are worn past a safe level
• inspect brake fluid levels and braking system components
• refill brake fluid if levels are low
• replace system components that are not in working order
• test the car on the road to make sure the newly fitted components are working properly

Stopping is the most critical function of every type of moving vehicle. Are your brakes precise and in control of your driving, bringing your car to a stop exactly when needed? Porters Mechanical Repairs mechanics perform all the brake services needed to get your car brakes to function almost like when your car first rolled off the assembly line. Call Porters Mechanical now or book your best service time online!

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