Brake and Clutch
With more horsepower being delivered at the wheels of modern cars, the demands on the vehicles braking and drive systems have increased dramatically.
In 2000 asbestos was removed from all braking systems and was basically replaced with various compounds ranging from semi metallic to organic compounds.
This has meant that brake systems generate more heat than previously, which has changed the way brakes are serviced.
To increase braking efficiency, vehicles are often fitted with softer brake rotors and harder compound brake pads, while this does improve braking efficiency, it does mean the systems have to be maintained more often.
At Future Auto Service Centres your brakes are visually inspected for:
- Fluid leaks
- Brake hose inspection
- Brake shoe/pad wear
- Brake drum/Rotor wear
- Condition of brake fluid
- Mechanical operation
- Hydraulic operation
- Hand brake operation
If your vehicle is fitted with Anti Lock Brakes (ABS) this system is also tested and reported on.
Customers are advised of repairs required and costs.
If you have any concerns about your braking system please discuss them when you book your vehicle in.
NB: Rotors and drums have a strict legal wear limit to ensure safe operation.
"Future Auto Service Centres will not machine beyond these limits", doing so places your safety and the vehicles insurance cover at risk.
Technicians found to be machining components beyond the legal limit face heavy penalties from the Transport department and can in some cases be held liable for damage in the case of an accident.