What is it?
The brake system is your car’s most important safety system. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repairs.
Your car’s brake system is its most critical safety system and should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems.
A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation under a wide variety of conditions.
What does it do?
When you push the brake pedal, the force generates hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder.
This pressure flows through the hydraulic lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and calipers, forcing the shoes against the drums (drum brakes) or the pads against the rotors (disc brakes).
The resulting friction slows the vehicle and is relative to the amount of force applied at the brake pedal.
Typical wear and tear
Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need replacement.
Avoid letting your brakes get to the “metal-to-metal” point, which usually requires expensive rotor or drum replacement.
Factors that affect wear include driving habits and quality of brake pads and shoes.
Active Green + Ross provides brakes service for your vehicle to keep it stopping well.
Car pulls to one side during braking;
Pulsating brake pedal or steering wheel shake;
Brake pedal feels “mushy”;
Unusual noise when you step on the brake pedal;
Frequent need to add brake fluid to the master cylinder;
Brake fluid sprayed onto outside of wheel; and/or
Unusual odour or smoke.
We recommend the following preventative maintenance service for your vehicle's brake system:
Brake Inspection every 10,000 KM; and
Clean and adjust rear brakes as required every 10,000 KM; and
Brake system fluid flush every 50,000 KM or at least every 2 years;