Let us look after your brakes, so you can drive safelyThe condition of your brakes is an important part of your safety on the road. Your brakes are not only responsible for stopping your car, but also help you decelerate downhill, and keep your car stationary when it is not being used. That’s why it is so important your brakes are always well maintained and in good working order.
If your car doesn’t stop as well as it used to, makes strange sounds, or your steering wheel shudders when you brake, it is time to book your car into your local Bridgestone store for a brake service.
Our qualified auto service mechanics will find the problem with your brakes, and offer a repair solution that fits your needs. We only install components that meet or exceed the standards of your car’s original equipment. Our mechanics will tell you about all our work and costs upfront so you can get your car in perfect working order without blowing your budget.
Brake inspection and servicing
There is a lot more to servicing brakes than simply installing new part/components. A brake system has many parts that need checking, and if a fault is found, these components will require replacement. Your local Bridgestone Select mechanics can inspect your brakes and advise you on what work needs to be done. Here are some parts of your brake system they will check.
All brake pads wear out over time. If your brake pads wear down to below minimum thickness, it is important you book into your Bridgestone Select Tyre & Auto store and have them replaced. If you let them wear down further to the metal backing place, the scraping of the metal can cause significant damage to your rotor, which might even need to be replaced.
Brake rotors will also wear out over time. However, the minimum thickness before replacement varies depending on your car. Your local Bridgestone Select Tyre & Auto store can let you know the minimum thickness for your vehicle. As part of your routine brake maintenance, our mechanics will check your entire braking system, and if necessary, let you know what services or repairs are required.
Changing your brake fluid is important to prevent a decrease in stopping ability, and internal corrosion to your brakes.
Over time, moisture can work its way into the brake system, contaminating it. This moisture can react with the materials found in some of the braking components, reducing stopping ability. It can also lead to corrosion in several components of your brake system, which can be expensive to replace.
When you bring your car in for brake maintenance, our mechanics will inspect and test your brake fluid to determine if you need it changed. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that brake fluid is replaced every 2 years, regardless of the distance your car has travelled.