There is a problem with your disc brakes.
SERIOUS & LIFE THREATENING. Your disk brakes enable your car to stop. If you can’t brake, then you are endangering your own life, the lives of your passengers, and the lives of other road users.
In short, we fix your disc brakes so that you and your passengers are safe again. See below for more details.
How we fix your disk brakes in order to keep you safe again:
- If your disc rotors are still above minimum safe reusable thickness, their working surface can be machined back to near new condition.
- When new brake pads are fitted, we ‘machine' disc rotors to ensure maximum braking efficiency
- Mansfield Motors accurately and efficiently machine your worn disc rotors back to as new condition using our own in-house On Car Brake Lathe.
- If your rotors are below minimum safe thickness, Mansfield Motors can supply OEM standard replacement disc rotors as required.
Good Brakes are absolutely essential for safe driving. This is how they work:
- The basic parts of a disc brake system. The pads are the friction material. When the brakes are applied, the pads are the part that makes contact with the disc rotor, creating friction and stopping the car. This friction causes the pad and rotor to wear.
- The pads are moved by hydraulic pressure, created in the master cylinder, pushing brake fluid through the brake lines and pushing out a hydraulic piston attached to the pad. In a disc brake system this cylinder is found in the calliper.
Disc Rotor Minimum Thickness: Disc Brake Rotor Minimum Thickness (also known as Scrap Thickness) is the minimum safe working thickness of a rotor at which it must be replaced. Continued operation at or below Minimum Thickness can lead to brake system failure. As the rotor reaches its minimum thickness, braking distance increases, sometimes up to 4 meters! Mansfield Motors accurately measure your cars' disc rotors and advise you on the best course of action.
Disc Thickness Variation (DTV): Is a condition where the disc rotor varies in thickness. After thousands of braking applications disc rotors wear, and usually in an uneven manner. DTV occurs due to uneven wear of the rotor during normal brake operation, and can be easily remedied by the machining of the disc rotors if they are still above minimum safe thickness.
To have your disk brakes returned to a safe condition, please book in your car at your earliest convenience.