Aussie Tune Dandenong are brake repair specialists in Dandenong & Keysborough, as the braking system is one of the most important safety components of your vehicle. To ensure the safety of you and your family it is vital that you get it checked regularly. Brakes should be checked by your local car mechanic during the regular servicing of your vehicle.
Do Your Brakes Need Checking?
Some of the signs that there are problems with your brakes include:
A grinding or squealing sound when you press the brake pedal
Listen to grinding or squealing sounds when you brake, this might mean you need new brake pads. To further check this issues its best to look at your brake pads and see if they have at least 1/4 inch of the pad left. If brake pads are worn out the outside pad brushes against the metal rotor causing a grinding or squealing sound.
A spongy brake pedal
A spongy brake pedal is caused due to air in the brake system. When there is air in the brake system, it prevents brake fluid from flowing properly. This results in a spongy brake pedal and may require brake fluid flush.
The car pulling to one side when you brake
If you car is pulling to one side on braking it may be due to worn or warped rotors, it may also cause the vehicle to vibrate in certain conditions. Sometimes this can be caused due to contamination on the braking surface.
The brake warning light illuminating
The brake pedal is hard to press
A pulsating feeling when brakes are applied
Special notes about brakes on European Vehicles:
Does your car have an electronic hand brake?
This is no problem for us as we have the equipment, information and required special tools to perform the required set up and adjustment procedures to ensure the correct operation of your hand brake.
After first coming into Aussie Tune with a engine code on my 2011 MK6 R, Nigel took the time to scan it the same day as me calling him and take it for a quick drive to make sure everything was ok. I Recently had a major service there which was very reasonably priced and completed very quickly, also providing a loan car to me for the day. I highly recommend Nigel and the team, as he has exemplary customer service and mechanical skills.
cliff f 4/26/2019
Excellent service! Loved having a courtesy car. I saved over $100 on what I'd been quoted elsewhere for a major service. Highly recommend. Also, a follow up call a few days later checking everything was good after the service - I've never had that before! Will definitely be using these guys again.
Joanne O'Donovan 9/06/2018
Nigel and the team were fantastic at sorting out the issue with my VW, something that my old mechanic wasn’t able to help with. Very quick, reliable and affordable, they kept me in the loop through the whole process. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough!
Cameron Byrne 8/13/2019
We are 2 backpackers and we were looking for a honest mechanic for a rwc. Nigel was very friendly and helped us with all the issues of the car.
The price was also very reasonable.