Camberwell Tyrepower carries the leading brands of brake replacement parts to all makes and models of vehicles.
Most importantly, our specialized technicians of brake repair ensure your braking systems are always in top condition. As your braking systems are complex we guarantee our work, for total peace of mind with our Tyrepower 12 month 20,000 kilometre, nationwide guarantee.
Why is the braking system of your car the single most important safety feature?
Brake systems are most important safety feature of your car, with out them, you can’t stop, and it’s that simple. If you have any of the following, its time to drop in and see Camberwell Tyrepower for an immediate safety inspection.
- Lose of grip when braking.
- The feeling of your car pulling left or right when braking.
- A sloppy, soft or low brake pedal.
- Shuddering through your steering wheel when braking
- Squeals, Screeches and high pitched noises when breaking
- Your brake system warning light flashes
- Your car takes longer to stop than normal.
How does the brake system on my car work?
When you press your brake pedal, a complex system engages here’s how it works: the applying of the brake pedal forces brake fluid to engage systems that force the brake pad onto the brake disc rotor, causing friction and bringing your car to a stop. The brake pads of your car are fitted to the brake caliper, this is the part of the car that applies and releases the brake pads from the disc rotor.
Brake calipers comprise the brake caliper housing, inside this housing is a piston or pistons (depending on your car) that push or release when the brake pedal is pressed or released. Specifically designed rubber components ensure that the brake (hydraulic) fluid does not leak from the system or allow dirt and grime into the system.
When your braking systems are checked by Camberwell Tyrepower they may recommend a brake caliper overhaul, your Tyrepower brake technician may recommend this service, for safety and economic reasons, your technician will always explain why.
When having your brake calipers overhauled it is best to have both calipers on the same axle overhauled. This will help to maintain balanced, precise braking, help to extend brake pad life and most importantly keep you safe if an emergency braking situation occurs. Your Camberwell Tyrepower brake technician will explain why.
What is brake disc rotor care so important?
The brake disc rotors, on your car, are a vital part of the braking system. The discs are circular metal plates in which the brake pad is forced up against to slow or stop the car. The smoother the surface, the more efficiently friction can be obtained to slow your car. So when new brake pads are fitted, machining or replacement (if worn below acceptable roadworthiness limits) of disc rotors will ensure your safety and the maximum possible braking efficiency.
For safe and efficient braking, new brake pads must fit perfectly against the disc rotor. This is why your disc rotors should be machined or replaced (if needed) by a Camberwell Tyrepower trained technician.