When your brakes are worn out, the backing or rivets will contact the rotors or drums during braking, often causing damage requiring re-machining or replacement of the drums or rotors. An annoying squeal caused by the warning tang is the typical alert that the pads need to be replaced; if the squeal is ignored for too long, drum or rotor damage (usually accompanied by an unpleasant grinding sound or sensation) will be the typical result.
The lining may also become contaminated by oil or leaked brake fluid. Typical symptoms will be brake chatter, where the pads vibrate as the lining grabs and releases the rotor's surface. The solution is to repair the source of the contamination and replace the damaged pads.
Brake pads must always be replaced simultaneously on both ends of a vehicle's axle, as the different lining thicknesses (and possibly material types) will cause uneven braking, making the vehicle pull in the direction of the more effective brake. For most vehicles, replacing pads (and therefore linings) is very easy, requiring a minimum of tools and time, the brake linings are designed to be consumable and are easy for us to service your brakes for you.
It is important to keep up a regular maintenance schedule for your car.
Bring your car to us for a regular service.
The garage staff are also English speaking and Spanish speaking, and maintain and service motor vehicles all along the north coast of the Costa del Sol Spain. Including Nerja, Torrox, Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga, and the villages of La Herradura, La Viñuela, Benajarafe and Competa.
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Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00am until 6.00pm and Friday 9.00am until 2.00pm unless pre aranged.