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
Why choose Midas for your brake repairs or service?
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 12-month, 20,000km 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 the 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.