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Your Eastern Suburbs Car Brakes Specialist     Licence No. 22629 Bondi Junction Eastern Suburbs


Brake pads worn? Brake rotors warped? Brake cylinders leaking? Brake pipes corroding? Brake master cylinder leaking?

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As a brake specialist we normally fix you car the same day.

 
  Phone O2 02 9389-8224 or 0414-308199 to book your car in.
  Your car’s ability to stop quickly is crucial to accident prevention. Brake pads work in conjunction with the other parts of your car’s braking system to ensure that your car stops when you need brake. Worn brake pads are a safety issue and need to be inspected regularly along with the rest of your car’s brake system. Don’t take any chances. When we put your car through our thorough brake testing and service, we’ll put your mind at ease.
If the rotor has worn passed it's legally minimum thickness the caliper pistons can pop out of the calipers and you would have no brakes at all Both the brake pads and rotors are wearing parts and need to be inspected, which we do at each service. The pads and rotors do not wear at the same rate.

 

  Perfectly good rotors have been ruined by worn out brake pads by allowing the metal baking plates to destroy the rotors.

As the brake pads wear into the rotors they form a lip on the edge of the rotors.

These lips can be machined off providing that the rotor has not reached it's legally minimum thickness or is badly warped.

 

What happens when I push on the brake pedal ?

  The brake pedal is connected to a brake booster which amplifies the force you are applying to the pedal. This pressure is applied to the brake master cylinder which in turn applies brake fluid under pressure via the brake pipes and flexible hoses to the brake calipers / cylinders.
The calipers force their pistons on to the brake pads which are brought into contact with the brake discs / rotors.
The resistance created by the pressure of the brake pads on the brake discs/rotors stops the car.
 
Phone O2 02 9389-8224 or TXT 0414-308199 to book your car in.
 

Now let us have a closer look at the individual parts

 


Both the brake pads and rotors are wearing parts and need to be inspected, which we do at each service. The pads and rotors do not wear at the same speed. Perfectly good rotors have been ruined by worn out brake pads by allowing the metal baking plates to destroy the rotors. As the brake pads wear into the rotors they form a lip on the edge of the rotors, these lips can be machined off providing that the rotor has not reached it's legally minimum thickness or is badly warped.
If the rotor has worn passed it's legally minimum thickness the caliper pistons can pop out of the calipers and you would have no brakes at all

Phone O2 02 9389-8224 or TXT 0414-308199 to book your car in.

What can go wrong with the calipers / cylinders?
The seals can develop leaks. Seals can harden and leak.
 

What is special about Brake Fluid?

  Brake fluid needs to have a very high boiling point.
Why is this so?
When the brake pads press on the brake rotors the friction creates high temperatures. This heat is transferred from the brake pads to the caliper pistons and from the pistons to the brake fluid.
Brake fluids do absorb moisture from the air, when this happens the boiling temperature of the brake fluid is lowered.
Liquids cannot be compressed, air can. Should you have air in the braking system your brakes will not work properly.

If you have ever watched a kettle boil you will have noticed bubbles rising from the heating element. Air bubbles in the brake fluid compromise the safe operation of your brakes.

Different types of brake fluids have different boiling points, they cannot be mixed!

Should the brake fluid reservoir level drop topping it up is not enough. The loss needs to be investigated Brake fluid does not evaporate.The brake system needs to be inspected. You might have leak in the braking system which could be potentially dangerous.
   

What could happen to my car if I don’t change the brake fluid?

By not changing the brake fluid in your car every two years you could be compromising the safety of your vehicle.
In today’s vehicles, braking systems are hydraulic and rely on a polyglycol type fluid as the hydraulic medium. This performs a number of key functions in your braking system. It acts as a heat transfer agent; seal swell moderator and corrosion inhibitor. No matter how good your brake fluid is when new, it will deteriorate over time. This is because brake fluids absorb moisture. The increased moisture content lowers the boiling point of the brake fluid and increases the corrosion rate on the internal metal surfaces.
Have your brakes serviced by us on a regular basis to ensure the safety of you and your passengers and to avoid unnecessary, costly repairs



  Brake pipes rust and flexible hoses crack. At each service we check the condition of these pipes
   Phone O2 02 9389-8224 or TXT 0414-308199 to book your car in.
 
If the brake warning light comes on stop driving and either call out the NRMA or have the car towed to us.
   
 
 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking.
The purpose of this is to allow the driver to maintain steering control under heavy braking and, in some situations, to shorten braking distances (by allowing the driver to hit the brake fully without the fear of skidding or loss of control).
Phone O2 02 9389-8224 or TXT 0414-308199 to book your car in.
Warning Signs
Brake Lights
Should the brake light on your dashboard comes on you may have a serious drop in hydraulic pressure. Your brakes may be near total failure.

Drag

Sticking brakes, hot wheels or engine that seems to have lost power. Brakes may be failing to release; the condition can reverse itself, leaving you with no brakes at all.

Grabs

"Touchy" brakes that grab with the least pressure. May indicate a problem as simple as grease or oil contaminated lining - or as serious as a loose or broken components ready to fail in an emergency.

Hard Pedal

Requires extreme pressure to make brake function. It can indicate power brake trouble, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen callipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings.

Low Pedal

Pedal nearly touching the floorboard before brakes function. May activate your brake warning light. Problems may require a simple adjustment or indicate something much more serious.

Pull

Car pulls to one side when brakes are applied. May be an under inflated tire, incorrectly adjusted brakes or brakes are in need of repair. Brake fluid leak onto friction surfaces

Squeal

Brakes should operate with a minimal amount of noise. Some noise is normal but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your brakes need attention.

Vibration

Brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when brake is applied. May indicate need to resurface disc brake rotors/drums - or signal a serious problem of a loose component or faulty steering/suspension mechanism
     

Phone O2 02 9389-8224 or TXT 0414-308199 to book your car in.

Our Location in Bondi Junction Eastern Suburbs


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We can fix your Brakes



Coming from....

Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach, Vaucluse, Dover Heights, North Bondi

Head up Old South Head Road towards Bondi Junction.

At Edgecliff Road turn right, proceed down until Reddam School on your left and Holy Cross on your right.

We are the Yellow building on your right.

Phone to book in 02 9389-8224

 

Coming from…

Double Bay, Darling Point, Point Piper, Bellevue Hill, Woollahra.

Head up Bathurst Street, Turn left at the round-about, through three sets of traffic lights.

We are the Yellow building on your left.

 

 

Coming from…

Randwick, Coogee, Clovelly, Waverley, Queens Park

Head up Newland Street through Bondi Junction pass under the express way until you meet with Edgecliff Road round-about.

Turn right, proceed through two round-abouts and three sets of traffic lights.

We are the Yellow building on your Left.

 

Coming from

Paddington, Kings Cross, Darling Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay

With the city behind you proceed along Oxford Rd. until you reach the mall in Bondi Junction. Turn left into Grosvenor Rd. At the second traffic light turn right into Edgecliff Street.

Pass through two traffic lights,

We are the yellow building in your left.

Please bring your Holden log book in order that we stamp it to maintain a record of the car's service history

 

Coming from…

Randwick, Coogee, Clovelly, Waverley, Queens Park

Head up Newland Street through Bondi Junction pass under the express way until you meet with Edgecliff Road round-about.

Turn right, proceed through two round-abouts and three sets of traffic lights.

We are the Yellow building on your Left.

 

Suburbs We service

  • Bellevue Hill
  • Bondi Beach
  • Bondi Junction
  • Clovelly
  • Coogee
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Darling Point
  • Dover Heights
  • Kings Cross
  • North Bondi
  • Paddington
  • Point Piper
  • Queens Park
  • Randwick
  • Rushcutters Bay
  • Tamarama
  • Vaucluse
  • Watson's Bay
  • Waverley
  • Woollahra