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Brakes and Suspension Servicing

Brake Servicing

When should you have your brakes inspected:

  1. At the first sign of a decline in braking performance
  2. When the warning light illuminates on your dash
  3. If your brakes start to make noises you haven't heard before
  4. The brake fluid level requires frequent "topping off"
  5. Every 5,000 to 10,000 klms or when you rotate your tyres
  6. An undesirable growling sensation is felt when braking
  7. The vehicle seems to surge, pulsate or pull when braking
brakes on a car

Suspension Servicing

diagram showing standard suspension and rack and pinion suspension systems

When should I suspect a steering or suspension part problem?

  • Your vehicle is starting to get some Klms on it
  • The steering seems loose, sloppy or even binding
  • The family car or truck doesn't ride as nice at it used to
  • Your vehicle seems to bottom out frequently at dips, speed bumps or driveways
  • Your vehicle shakes or shimmies at high speeds or maybe even low speeds
  • The alignment was checked and is within spec's but you are still getting uneven tyre wear
  • New noises are heard when turning or going over bumps

Vibration when driving

  1. Wheels and tyres need balancing.
  2. Faulty tyres and or wheels.
  3. Loose and or faulty steering and suspension components

Uneven Tyre Wear

  1. Loose and or faulty steering and suspension components
  2. Wheel alignment may be needed
  3. Faulty brakes. May be binding or not 100% effective
  4. Uneven or incorrect tyre pressures or faulty and or incorrect tyre

Car pulling to one side when driving or braking

  1. Uneven tyre pressures or faulty and or incorrect tyres
  2. Loose and or faulty steering and suspension components
  3. Wheel alignment may be needed
  4. Faulty brakes

Thumping when accelerating and or decelerating

  1. Loose and or faulty suspension components
  2. Broken, damaged or loose engine/gearbox mounts
  3. Faulty or loose drive shafts and or CV joints or differential

Excessive bouncing when driving, braking and accelerating

  1. Loose and or faulty suspension components
  2. Car overloaded past recommended capacity
  3. Car unevenly loaded
  4. Uneven or incorrect tyre pressures or faulty and or incorrect tyres

Poor and or erratic road handling

  1. Loose and or faulty suspension components
  2. Uneven or incorrect tyre pressures or faulty and or incorrect tyres

Leaking shock absorbers and or front struts

  1. All leaking components need to be replaced
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