We won’t stop until we’re sure your brakes will stop you
If you’re finding your car doesn’t stop as well as it used to, making some strange sounds or the steering wheel shudders when you brake, it might be time to book your car into Border Bandag for a brake service.
We can diagnose your vehicle’s brake problems and offer brake repair solutions to fit your budget. We’re open 5 and a half days a week, so you can make an appointment that fits your schedule. We install the best and only use components that meet or exceed original equipment standards.
Brake servicing and inspection
The importance of good brakes can never be underestimated. Your brakes are not only responsible for stopping the car, but they also help you decelerate when going downhill, help in avoiding collisions and keep your car stationery when not being used. That’s why it’s so important your brakes are always maintained in good working order.
Just replacing your brake pads every now and then isn’t good enough. There are many parts to a brake system that need checking and, in some cases, replacing. We can take a look at your brakes and advise you on what needs to be done.
Depending on which service package you choose, our qualified service technicians will check the braking system components: from the master cylinder right through to the brake discs and drums and everything in between, including the brake fluid.
Why changing brake fluid is important
Moisture will build up in the brake system over time and when that happens it can react with the materials found in some of the braking components. This in turn leads to erosion with particles contaminating the brake fluid.
When you bring your car in for a brake inspection, your technician will inspect and test your vehicle’s brake fluid to determine if you need it changed.
It is a recommendation of most vehicle manufacturers that brake fluid is replaced every 2 years, regardless of the mileage travelled.
Why brake bleeding is important
Have you ever put your foot on the brake pedal and found it to be spongy? When this happens, it can mean air has found its way in to the brake system. The causes can range from a leaky caliper, cylinder or, master cylinder seals, overheating brakes or simply from having had recent work done on your brakes.
Talk to our technician if you’re experiencing this when braking.
Our Tip: It also a good practice to bleed your brakes when your brake pads or shoes are replaced!