BRAKES AND CLUTCHES
Your brakes are probably the most important part of your car. If your car is having a braking problem, whether it’s weak brakes, a mushy pedal, grinding sounds – whatever your brake problem is, you need to troubleshoot and repair it as soon as possible.
We can supply and fit brakes so please get in touch by giving us a call or by contacting us through our contact form.
Diagnosing the problem.
If you step on the brake pedal and it feels like it’s going too far down before you start to slow, you might have the following problems:
Low Brake Fluid Level.
Check your brake fluid. If it’s low, top it off to the mark on the side of the reservoir.
Contaminated Brake Fluid.
Even though your brakes operate in a closed system, contaminants can still work there way into the works. Air can enter the system through the smallest hole, and you can end up with water in the system from condensation and other means. There’s not really any way to check for this, but bleeding your brakes will remove the bad stuff and replace it with new fluid.
Worn Brake Pads.
Your brakes should never wear low enough to cause your brake pedal to feel low, they’ll scream at you before then. But if they do get very low, you might have this problem. Replace your brake pads as soon as possible. Of course, this can be avoided with regular brake inspection.
Bad Brake Power Boost Unit
Finally, if your brake booster goes bad you’ll have low brake pedal issues. Most brake boosters are vacuum controlled, so a special vacuum measurement device that connects to the brake booster is needed to check it. If it’s bad, you’ll have to replace the boost unit.
The clutch on your vehicle, under normal operation, should last for at least 50,000 miles before needing maintenance or replacing. This obviously varies between different car manufacturers so if you're experincing some of the following, we suggest that you bring your car down to us so we can take a look for you:
Clutch release problems
Clutch vibration or "chatter"
In any case, if you feel like there is a problem with your clutch, or something feels different, we'd suggest getting it booked in as soon as possible with us so we can help diagnose and solve your problem.