What are Brake Repairs?
Regular Brake servicing is a must to avoid accidents – and much more costly repairs if they are down to the disc!
Can brake pads be machined?
Before looking at machining brake discs, the mechanic must measure the thickness of the brake disc and compare it to the minimum thickness – if it is above this measurement (and will not go under this measurement within the replacement brake pads service life) the brake discs are safe to be machined.
The condition of your vehicles Brake System directly impacts YOUR safety and the safety of others on the road.
Not only is it responsible for you stopping your car and helping to decelerate downhill, but it can keep your vehicle stationary
When do you know its time to get your mechanic to inspect your brake System?
If you have recently had a Pink Slip/eSafety Check, a Tune-Up or General Service, your brakes will have already been checked and repaired.
However, if you have any of these red flags (even after a recent Service) it’s time to book an appointment with your local mechanic ASAP!
- When braking, your vehicle loses grip
- Your brake pedal is soft, spongy, low or hard
- Brakes and/or ABS signals are lit on your dashboard
- ‘Noisy’ brakes that screech and squeal
- Your car pulls to the left or right when braking
- Your vehicles steering wheel shudders when braking
- Your vehicle takes longer than normal to stop
A full brake service will normally involve an inspection of the braking system and cleaning of the parts.
What does a full Brake Service at R & L Automotive include?
- Replacing old brake fluid
- Resurfacing rotors
- Cleaning of the rear drums
- Cleaning of the disk brake calipers by removing them
- Replace Brake pads
- Cleaning, adjusting, and lubricating other braking mechanisms
R & L Automotive can do a Brake System Service for your Car, 4WD, Truck, RV, Van, Motorcycle or Scooter.
What is a Car Clutch Repair?
The clutch on your car’s manual gearbox transfers the power from the engine to the rest of your car’s drivetrain (ie gearbox, tail-shaft, differential and CV joints).
The drivetrain converts this power into moving your car along the road.
The clutch assembly is controlled by a cable or hydraulic system.
This functions by grabbing and locking the flywheel (metal disc) when your foot is off the clutch pedal.
It also then functions by slipping and releasing the flywheel when your foot is on the clutch.
Simply, when your foot off the clutch, it will transmit the engine’s power to the drivetrain, and then when your foot presses down on the clutch, it releases this power.
Many manual car clutch problems are due to the clutch cable. These break when they are worn
Without the cable, the clutch pedals will simply not work
Your car will be stuck in the last gear you switched to or neutral.
When you don’t have a clutch, the engine will stall, when it slows down and stop.
Tip: When the car has stopped, if necessary, you can put it in neutral gear and push it to a safer place off road.
Whether your clutch pedal goes to the floor, is hard to get into gear, your car won’t move when you let out the clutch or if the clutch is making a funny noise or “slipping” when you are driving RL Auto can help!