Our brake specialists guarantee a top-quality repair, with the sole aim of ensuring your safety.
Why are your brakes important?
Brakes are the most important safety feature in your car. One of the easiest ways to tell if they’re working properly is to check your brake warning light. If it’s on, they need attention.
That’s simple enough. But what about the less-obvious warning signs? If you experience any of these signs, you should have your brakes checked by a specialist:
- Your car loses grip when braking
- Your car pulls to the left or right when braking
- Your brake pedal is low, hard, soft or spongy
- Your steering wheel shudders when you brake
- Your brakes screech or squeal
- Your car takes longer to stop than normal
What does a car brake service include?
Typically, a car brake service at Midas covers the following components:
- Disc brakes and drum brakes
- Brake fluid
- Front and rear pads or shoes
- Wheel cylinder
As part of our service, our specialist will replace or refurbish any components needing a change and run a driving test to ensure everything is operating correctly.
Choose Midas for the best auto brake repairs and services in Australia
Midas carries a wide range of brake replacement parts to suit most popular makes and models. More importantly, the technical expertise of our brake repair specialists ensures you’ll leave with your brakes in top condition.
And for total peace of mind, our work is backed by the Midas 6-month, 10,000km nationwide guarantee.
Why are your disc brake callipers important?
When you apply pressure to your brake pedal, this is what happens: the pressure forces brake fluid to engage a series of mechanisms that push the brake pad onto the disc rotor (which is attached to the wheel assembly) bringing your car to a stop. The brake pad is mounted to a brake calliper, which is the part that applies and releases the brake pads from the disc rotor.
The calliper comprises a housing, inside which is a piston that moves back and forth when you apply and releases the brakes. Rubber parts inside the calliper ensure that hydraulic fluid does not leak from it.
If your vehicle’s callipers have not been overhauled for some time, your Midas brakes repairs specialist may recommend this service when replacing brake pads in Brisbane, Melbourne, and countrywide. They’ll always explain the reason why.
Although you do not always need to overhaul callipers in axle sets (pairs), doing so can result in more balanced braking and extended brake-pad life.
What makes machining your disc rotors so important?
A disc rotor is a circular metal plate that your brake pad presses against to stop the car. The smoother the surface of the disc rotor, the more efficient the braking. So, when new brake pads are fitted, machining of disc rotors ensures maximum braking efficiency.
After thousands of braking applications, disc rotors wear, usually unevenly. For effective braking, new brake pads should fit flush against the disc rotor. That’s why your disc rotors should be machined by a Midas specialist.
Book Online now or Find Your Nearest Store
You can rely on Midas for trustworthy car maintenance services and inspections in Australia. Get in touch with our friendly team, and we’ll help you find an option that suits your budget and needs. Alternatively, you can make an online booking or drop into a Midas store in your local area. Our services are available Australia-wide – whether you’re located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth, rest assured that you can engage us for your automotive needs.
What is the expected lifespan of my brakes?
Typically, your brakes should last around 8 to 12 years. The best way to extend the lifespan of your brakes is to conduct regular maintenance to prevent any issues. If you are experiencing changes in your car’s braking performance, then your brake components may be wearing out.
Why do my brakes make a squeaking noise?
There are numerous factors that may cause your brakes to produce squeaking noises. You may have issues with the brake pads and discs, the callipers, the rotors, or the wheel bearings. Regardless of the source of the issue, the squeak indicates that your brakes aren’t working correctly. We recommend reaching out to a specialist to identify the problem.
Is it normal for my brake pedal to feel soft and spongy?
A soft and spongy brake pedal indicates brake components that aren’t working correctly. If this situation occurs when you’re driving, it’s best to stop to avoid getting into dangerous situations or causing further damage to your brakes. You should schedule an inspection as soon as possible.