Brakes and Brake Service

Feel like you are pulling up in a semi trailer every time you brake? A brake service from Repco Authorised Service will have you stopping like a dream.

When doing speeds of 100 km/h it can take up to 100 metres to come to a complete stop. So, as you can see, healthy brakes are a critical safety item. It is important that your vehicle braking system is regularly maintained and checked.

Regular brake servicing will ensure your braking system is well maintained and you, your family and other road users will be safe.

In the presence of any of the below issues, it is important to have your brakes checked. Bring your car into a Repco Authorised Service centre and we will inspect the problem and talk through any issues with you before undertaking any work.

  • A dashboard light indicating an issue with the braking system.
  • Strange sounds when applying pressure to your brakes.
  • Handling is harder when braking.
  • Vibrating, spongy or slow responding brake pedal.
  • Increased braking distance.

When you bring your car into a Repco Authorised Service centre, your brake disc pads will be monitored for wear and tear, machined to even out thickness or damage and replaced when they reach their minimum thickness. Brake fluid will be changed regularly to prevent contamination, which leads to overheating.

If you suspect your brakes aren’t operating optimally then pop into your local Repco Authorised Service. We use quality parts and fluids and save pets and wild animals from untimely accidents in the process.


New car? No worries

Where you have your car serviced is your choice, even when within the warranty period. Every Repco Authorised Service centre is fully qualified to service your in-warranty car and maintain the log book servicing schedule. For your next service or brake replacement choose Repco Authorised Service, where you’ll enjoy value for money and friendly service, from a local and trusted independent service centre. All of our work is backed by a nationwide warranty, for your peace of mind.


Brakes and brake service - everything you need to know and more

Modern car brakes are on all four wheels and are operated by hydraulics. Many cars have disc brakes on the front wheels as they take most of the weight when the brakes are applied. Drum brakes are typically used on the back wheels. High performance or expensive cars can have all disc brakes and older or smaller cars can have all drum brakes.

When you apply pressure to your brake pedal, the force is transferred to brake fluid. The power from a human leg is obviously not enough to stop a car, so through the physics of leverage, hydraulics and friction, the force you put on the brake is multiplied by a factor of 36 by the time the brakes come into effect. The calliper has one or more hydraulic cylinders containing pistons. Whenever you press the brake pedal, the pistons exert pressure on the brake pad.

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