Complete Car Brake Service, Repairs & Testing

Get the stopping power & peace of mind from an Autoplus WA brake service

AutoPlus WA can handle your brake repairs for all makes and models of vehicles.

We know the importance of having a safe vehicle, and when your brakes are malfunctioning it can be not only unsafe but also dangerous. That’s why we provide dependable brake repairs to keep you and your family safe on the road.

As your local Perth brake specialists, Autoplus WA can provide unbeatable brake service conveniently located in the Midvale area.

We offer a range of car services including brake repairs and clutch repairs. Our skilled brake technicians are trained in the latest techniques and technologies making sure you get the most out of every visit.

We’ll keep your car running in top shape, and even offer free advice on replacement parts. No matter what your needs are, we have the right solution to save you time and give you piece of mind.

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Your car’s most important safety feature

If you are having brake issues, you don’t want to ignore them.

Brake problems can lead to a whole host of safety concerns, including decreased stopping power, increased stopping distance, and even complete loss of braking ability. Not only is ignoring your brakes a safety concern, it can also lead to costly repairs.

As drivers we have a responsibility to others on the road and your brakes are one of your primary safety mechanisms to keep you and other road users safe.

Different types of roads like up and down hills, city driving and country driving are all going to wear your brakes differently. So it’s vital to keep them in good shape with regular inspection and maintenance to maintain a roadworthy vehicle.

Are your brakes getting checked like this?

At Autoplus WA we have a specialist Safe T Stop brake testing lane to efficiently and effectively test your brakes accurately on all corners of the vehicle and pick up faults a test drive alone would not pick up.

We’ll identify any issues regarding your wheel alignment, suspension or brakes and can quickly determine what needs adjusting and act on it, saving you money and ensuring your brakes operate at their best.

Our specialised Safe-T-Stop equipment lets us test your vehicle in mere seconds, revealing problems quickly to help you get back on the road sooner.

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Warning signs your brakes need to be inspected

Our team recommends you look out for the telltale signs your brakes might need an inspection or some maintenance work. It’s a critical part of the car too often addressed on an as-needed basis. You might be shocked to hear our team sees ten to twenty percent of cars that come our shop that have brakes that are in need of maintenance.

Brake warning light

One of the most straightforward signs that your brakes need a service. If you brake warning light isn’t turning off it’s a key sign your brakes have either failed or could be close to failing. Some brake warning lights can refer to a globe being out, if your not sure check with us and we will take a look for you.

Leaking brake fluid

A leaky brake system can potentially be an expensive and dangerous problem left unattended. It’s common for brake flex lines to perish and fail. Other brake components that have rubber seals that wear over time also can fail and leak. If you think your leaking brake fluid have it checked immediately before you run out of fluid and potentially lose your brakes.

Car veers on braking

Before you spend money on expensive repairs, have a mechanic inspect your car for you. They can look at whether the tire pressure is too high, if the cables are fraying, if there’s a problem with a brake pad, or if there’s any other issue that can be easily solved.

Steering wheel shudders or vibration

If there is a vibration in the brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle when you apply the brakes this can indicate problems with the brake rotors or faulty steering and suspension components. We can diagnose this and give you the next steps to get that smooth braking feeling back.

Pedal responsiveness & travel

This can be caused by a variety of factors from the brake disc or drums losing alignment to moisture in the hydraulic system. If not addressed it can lead to further damage and an expensive bill in the long run.

How does a brake system work?

The brake system of a car typically consists of a brake pedal, hydraulic brake fluid, brake lines, brake calipers, brake pads, brake rotors, and a brake master cylinder.

When you apply the brake, fluid is forced into the brake lines at the master cylinder. The brake fluid is then distributed through the brake lines to the brake calipers on the wheels.

The brake calipers contain a series of brake pads on each brake caliper. The hydraulic pressure pushes the brake pads against the brake rotors. This creates friction, which causes the vehicle to slow down.

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Important brake system components

Below is a list of the key brake system components that together, are designed to slow or stop the vehicle when you apply the brakes.

Disc rotor

Brake rotors are disc-shaped parts that help slow your car down when you step on the brakes. The friction between the brake pads and the rotors is what slows down your car. Brake pads and rotors are built with much softer material in a modern vehicle meaning you get much more stopping power with very little brake pressure applied. Brake rotors and brake pads should be replaced at the same time.

Brake pedal

The brake pedal is the most important pedal in your car. It brings the car to a stop when you press it and it’s there to keep you and other road users safe. Its important the pedal rubber is in good condition so your foot can not slip of the pedal.

Brake pads

The purpose of brake pads is to provide friction between the brake rotor and the wheel. This is necessary to slow or stop a moving vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into heat. Today, most brake pads are made from ceramic or semi-metallic materials and not full of absestos which is good for you, our team and the environment.

Brake calliper

The brake pads are connected with brake callipers, which are the parts that hold the brake-pads on the disc rotor. In the calliper are the pistons that when the pedal is pressed move the brake pads onto the rotors.

Brake drum

Whilst brake drums are not as common these day we still see alot of them for repairs. The brake drum has brake shoes which ress onto the drum to slow the vehicle down. The brake shoes are actuated by wheel cylinders.

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Autoplus WA brake service inclusions:

Disk brake service:

  • Replacement of rotors.
  • Brake pad replacement.
  • Inspection and repacking of front wheel bearings (if applicable).
  • Full inspection of hydraulics.
  • Disc brake service report.
  • Inspect calipers and service slides.

Drum brake service:

  • Shoe replacement.
  • Machining or replace drums (as required).
  • Full brake system inspection.
  • Cleaning and adjustment of brake components.
  • Bearings cleaned, inspected and repacked (if applicable).

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Find & book a brake service, repair or inspection at Autoplus WA.

Autoplus WA has been providing complete car brake service, repairs & testing to drivers throughout the Midvale area and Perth’s outer eastern suburbs for over 25 years.

We take pride in giving drivers of all makes and models of vehicles the very best in workmanship, customer service and value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a brake service necessary?

Car brakes are the most important safety feature of your vehicle and should be serviced regularly by a qualified mechanic. Not only can they prevent you from being involved in a serious accident, they can also save you money. Brake pads are consumable parts, which means that they will need to be replaced at some point.

How often should car brakes be inspected?

The general rule of thumb is that you should have your brakes inspected every time you get an oil change. Most people change their oil every 10,000kms or 6 months, so that’s a good guideline for when you should get your brakes checked too.