Brake Service

Brakes are a critical safety system of a vehicle. The brake system should be checked at every service and only by a qualified technician.


A typical brake service would include:

  • Check disc brake and or drum shoe wear levels
  • Replace front and rear pads/shoes if necessary
  • Inspect brake fluid levels and check braking system components
  • Road test vehicle to check that brakes are operating correctly

Frequently asked questions

1. How long should my brakes last?
Depending on the vehicle application and driving conditions, or driving style, brake pads should last anything from 15,000 to 70,000 kilometres.
2. Why are my brakes noisy? 
Brakes normally operate with a minimal amount of noise, however some noise is normal, if you experience excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning etc, this means that your brakes need attention. Vehicle application and driving style are some of the varying factors that can contribute to brake noise.

3. There’s a terrible vibration when I brake. What causes that?
If the brake pedal, steering wheel or the entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when the brakes are applied, then the disc brake rotors may need resurfacing. Other serious problems such as a loose component or a faulty steering mechanism can also cause vibration.
4. When should brakes be machined? 
Rowse Motors recommends that rotors be checked/machined as a routine part of every brake job.
Some rotors cannot be satisfactory machined and replacement may be necessary. We always measure the thickness prior to commencing machining.
5. Which brake pads should I use for my car? 
The key to selecting the right brake pad for your car and to achieving efficient braking is matching your driving style and vehicle type with the right brake pad formulation. Rowse Motors can help you choose the right brake pad to suit your situation.  Click on the Bendix Brake Pad Selection Guide to the left to see which pad suits your type of vehicle and driving style.Bendix Brake guide
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