BRAKE DISC MACHINING

Every time you press the brake pedal in your vehicle, you wear a bit more off the brake pads.
As you can imagine, over time the brake pads wear out according to the type of driving you do, and where you drive.

For example, if you do a lot of towing, driving up and down steep hills or around town driving your brake pads will wear out much faster than someone who does a lot of highway driving.

What many people don’t realise is that while your brake pads wear, your brake discs can wear also.
Sometimes there can be a groove or ‘run out’ that occurs in the brake disc which can be noted as a shudder or pulsing through the brake pedal and steering while you brake.

If your brake disc has worn to its minimum thickness or below, they will require replacement.
If they have worn, but are still above the minimum thickness and in reasonable condition you’re in luck and won’t have to spend the money on brand new brake discs.

At Hamilton Automotive we have the latest on-car Pro Cut disc brake lathe, for machining your brake discs perfectly to your car every time, ensuring a smooth confident pedal feel and optimum braking performance.

We strongly recommend on-car disc machining in conjunction with any brake pad replacement, or to eliminate any annoying brake shudder.

So next time you think you need brakes on your vehicle, give us a call and we can check your braking system and advise on any repairs or replacement that may be required.

 

BRAKE FLUID SERVICE

Here at Hamilton Automotive, we take safety of your vehicle very seriously.

A lot of people take service items such as brake fluid for granted, and think that because the reservoir is full, the fluid will be OK.

Brake fluid is potentially the worst item that anyone can overlook.
It provides the hydraulic pressure when you press the brake pedal that actuates the brakes on each wheel, giving you the stopping power.

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture.
Moisture in your braking system is a bad thing for two reasons, firstly it means that the fluid is able to boil at a far lower temperature leaving your braking performance greatly reduced, and secondly it allows corrosion to set in on your braking components which you won’t be able to see from the outside until it’s too late!

A brake fluid service is not expensive and should be carried out every two years to ensure maximum braking performance, and to keep your brake system in top order in the areas you can’t see!

Give us a call today to find out more about a brake fluid service for your vehicle!