Brake RepairsAre your brakes squealing? Have you noticed changes in your vehicle’s braking performance? Car brakes are one of the most important systems in your vehicle. To keep your brakes functioning effectively, it’s critical that you have them maintained, inspected and repaired by an expert. Pronto Automotive offers a wide range of brake maintenance and repair services. Whether you’re in the market for new brake pads, brake drums, brake discs or a complete braking system service, our fully qualified technicians will make sure the work is carried out to the highest standard possible.
Understanding Your Car’s Brake SystemMost car’s brake systems use drum brakes, disc brakes, or a combination of the two.
Drum brakes use friction to slow your vehicle. A set of brake shoes or brake pads press outward against a rotating cylindrical component, which is called a brake drum. The brake drum rotates with the wheel. When you press down on your brake pedal, brake fluid pushes the lining of the brake shoes into contact with the inside of the drum, forcing the drum (and your wheels) to slow down and eventually stop.
Disc brakes work in a similar way to drum brakes. The main difference is that disc brakes are made up of a stationary caliper and a disc, which rotates with the wheel. When you brake, hydraulic pressure pushes brake fluid through the braking system and the brake hose to the caliper. The pads in caliper pushes on the backing plate of the disc, causing the car to slow
Warning Signs That You Need Brake Repairs
The brakes in your car degrade slowly over time due to everyday wear and tear, which can make it tricky to identify changes in your vehicle’s braking performance. We can carry out a comprehensive inspection of your braking system, make repairs if required and replace brake hoses and fluids as needed.
Here are the most common signs that your brakes may be in need of maintenance or repairs:
- Squealing brakes
- Vehicle takes longer to stop than usual
- Brake pedal feels hard, soft or spongy
- Steering wheel shakes or vibrates when braking
- Vehicle pulls to the side when braking
Complete Brake Repairs Auckland
Backed by years of experience and equipped with all the latest equipment and diagnostic tools, Pronto Automotive offers an extensive range of brake repair and replacement services, including:
- Brake pad and shoe replacement
- Replacing rotors or drums
- Brake fluid flushing
- Brake line inspection
- Wheel bearings replacement
- Hydraulic component maintenance and repairs
- ABS diagnosis and repairs
Healthy brakes make for safer driving. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you keep your braking system in excellent condition.
With an average 4.9 rating, You can be sure we are the right team to look at your vehicle.