Why are your brakes so important?
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Why are your brakes so important?

Brakes are the single most important safety factor in your car. One of the easiest ways to tell if they’re working 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 warning 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 Hansen’s for your brake repairs or service?

Hansens Tyre and Mechanical has access to 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.

Hansens Tyre and Mehanical uses the Safe-T Stop PlateTronic brake tester when testing the sagety of your brakes on your vehicle. Safe-T Strop Brake Test is performed on the world’s most advanced plate brake tester. The PlateTronic brake tester meets all standard for light vehicle roadworthy brake testing. PlateTronic brake testers measure and simulate a vehicle’s brake performance – just as it would happen in an emergency stop on the road! It’s a test you can really trust, and you’ll even get photo proof that the checks were run on your car!!

And for total peace of mind, our work is backed by the Hansen’s 6 months, 10,000 kilometres, nationwide guarantee.

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, and 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 brake specialist.

Customer information 

Our inspection of your vehicle may reveal the need for extra work. We will provide you with a quotation for any additional work or parts that your vehicle may require or that we may suggest for safe and reliable motoring. We will only proceed with any additional work with you consent. Imported, Commercial or Diesel vehicles may mean additional costs, and full synthetic oils incur a surcharge. We will advise you if this is the case.


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