Maintaining and caring for your car’s brakes is essential for the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Proper brake maintenance can help prevent accidents and ensure that your brakes are working at their optimal level. In this blog, we will discuss how to properly maintain and care for your car’s brakes, and why you should trust Formula Automotive in Brisbane for your brake maintenance and service needs.
Why Brake Maintenance is Important
The brakes are one of the most important safety features of your car, and proper brake maintenance is crucial to ensure that they are working correctly. Regular brake service can help prevent accidents and save lives. Brakes that are not properly maintained can fail when you need them the most, causing accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.
How to Maintain and Care for Your Car’s Brakes
- Regular brake inspections: It is recommended to have your brakes inspected at least once a year, or more frequently if you drive in harsh conditions. A brake inspection will include checking and adjusting, brake pads, rotors, shoes, drums, brake lines and hoses for wear and tear.
- Brake pad replacement: Brake pads wear out over time, and it is essential to replace them before they become too worn. A professional mechanic can inspect your brake pads and replace them if necessary. At Formula Automotive located in Brisbane, we only use high-quality brake pads to ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle.
- Brake fluid flush: Brake fluid is a hygroscopic fluid, this means that over time the fluid becomes high in water content, making the fluid less effective in its application. If left unattended for a prolonged period the fluid can become dark, murky and thick which can lead to long term issues within the braking system. A brake fluid flush will remove the old fluid and replace it with new, clean fluid, it is recommended to replace the brake fluid every 2 years to maintain optimum braking performance.
- Brake rotor resurfacing or replacement: Over time, brake rotors can become warped or damaged, causing vibrations and reduced braking performance. At Formula Automotive, we can resurface or replace your brake rotors to ensure that your brakes are working at their optimal level. When replacing brake pads we highly recommend disc rotor machining to avoid brake shudder and pedal pulsation.
- Brake service: At Formula Automotive in Brisbane, we don’t just replace brake pads (pad slap), within our brake service we carry out a disc rotor resurface, de-dusting, lubricate slides and inspect callipers and other brake components.
Why Choose Formula Automotive for Your Brake Maintenance Needs?
At Formula Automotive in Brisbane City, Queensland we have a team of experienced and certified mechanics who specialise in brake maintenance. We only use high-quality brake parts and fluids to ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Our brake maintenance includes a thorough inspection of your brakes, brake pad replacement, brake rotor resurfacing or replacement, brake fluid flush, and tire rotation and balancing. We also offer a warranty on all our brake service and maintenance work.
Contact Our Brisbane Brake Maintenance Technician Today
Proper brake maintenance is essential for the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Regular brake inspections, brake pad replacement, brake fluid flush, and brake rotor resurfacing or replacement are all necessary for the proper functioning of your brakes. At Formula Automotive in Brisbane City, Queensland, we offer high-quality brake service and maintenance to ensure that your brakes are working at their optimal level. Contact us today to schedule your brake maintenance appointment or visit our website.