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Brake maintenance - is something stopping you?

You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as key to your safety as your braking system and you shouldn't leave it to the point that brake repairs are needed.

Some things are best left to experienced mechanics and this is one of them. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs but having them checked on a regular basis to help avoid any unseen or unexpected problems which might impact your ability to brake safely and efficiently should the need arise.

Routine inspection as part of our 65 point vehicle report, which is provided as part of any full car service carried out by Rawson Motors Pty Ltd, are necessary in ensuring the car's brake system is correctly maintained. Our expert team of technicians are able to warn you where they detect that service or repair of the braking system is needed to stop it progressing to a bigger problem.

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Brake Maintenance - Brake Pads

Your brake pads are a vital part of your braking system and they are a part that should never be overlooked. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction and this friction makes your car stop. Many good quality brake pads have a small metal piece embedded in them designed to purposely scratch on the disc when your brake pads are degraded, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised to wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed and regular inspection and/or replacement of your brake pads is an integral part of good brake maintenance practices.

Brake Maintenance - Fluid Flushing

Most people know that it is imperative to keep the brake fluid level topped up, but did you know that you should also have the entire system flushed regularly to replace old brake fluid and prevent excessive moisture in the fluid? Brake fluid not only provides the pressure needed by the brake pads to stop your car but also helps prolong the lifespan of your various brake components by helping to prevent corrosion.

Simply because it looks clean doesn't mean it's actually in good condition. Moisture accumulates in the brake fluid and it's not always noticeable in a visual inspection. A brake fluid flush can be done as part of a scheduled service - but sometimes we may suggest you need one outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.

Rawson Motors are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty;

  • Brake Pad Replacement
  • Flush Brake Fluid and Replace
  • Rotor and Drum/Brake Disc Machining or Resurfacing
  • Replace Drum and Brake Disc
  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • Replacement of Brake Hoses and Lines
  • Replacing complete Brake System

At Rawson Motors we offer a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report, upon request, with every full car service which includes a written review of your brakes. This Vehicle Inspection Report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to budget in advance.

If you notice any signs that your car's brakes could be overdue for service or repairs book now to get your car's brakes checked out at our Officer service centre today.

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