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5 Reasons To Not Use A Brake Fitment Centre

5 Reasons To Not Use a Brake Fitment Centre

5 Reasons To Not Use a Brake Fitment Centre Walking into a brake fitment centre conjures one of two reactions for a customer; you either immediately feel at ease, knowing your car is being tended to by trained and qualified professionals, or you’re left questioning the professionalism and service you may receive from them. If […]

Abs

ABS vs Normal Brakes: Differences Explained

ABS vs Normal Brakes: Differences Explained In one of our previous pposts, we outlined exactly what ABS is and how if affects the ability of your vehicle to stop quickly and safely. Cars will either come fitted with ABS as a standard, or your vehicle will have regular brake systems fitted. While regular brake systems […]

Clutch Slipping Causes And Repairs

Clutch Slipping Causes and Repairs

Clutch Slipping Causes and Repairs A slipping clutch can be one of the most annoying faults a manual vehicle can experience; if your clutch disengages too quickly i.e. – if you push down on the clutch pedal, and it doesn’t take much to disengage it, then it’s probably slipping. Another indicator of a slipping clutch […]

Car Brake Specials South Africa

Car Brake Specials South Africa – Get The Best for Less

Car Brake Specials South Africa – Get The Best for Less Owning a car – whether it is financed or fully paid up – is a sometimes costly exercise to maintain. We know that car brakes are one of the most important factors to road and car safety, but sometimes the cost of car brake […]

What Is Abs

What is ABS – And How Can It Save Your Life?

What is ABS – And How Can It Save Your Life? “Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) have been with us for longer than you might think. Developed in 1929 for use on aircraft, motorists first experienced the benefits of ABS in the Jensen Ferguson Formula, a four-wheel-drive car unveiled in 1966. Further development was slow and […]

Skimming Vs Replacing

Skimming vs Replacing: When Should You Skim Your Brake Discs vs When You Should Replace Your Brake Discs

Skimming vs Replacing: When Should You Skim Your Brake Discs vs When You Should Replace Your Brake Discs Brake discs are the most modern type of braking systems available to motor vehicles. They are considered the “superior” type of brake, because  disc brakes do a better job dissipating heat. Under severe use, such as repeated […]

Cost Of Brake Replacement Vs Maintenance

Cost of Brake Replacement vs Maintenance: Which Is Cheaper in The Long Term?

Cost of Brake Replacement vs Maintenance: Which Is Cheaper in The Long Term? Brakes are one of – if not arguably THE most important aspect to safe driving (barring things like good driving habits, keeping a safe following distance and exercising good practices on the road) – so it makes sense that your brakes should […]

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How to Prolong Clutch Life – Top Tips to Keeping Your Clutch In Top Notch Condition

How to Prolong Clutch Life – Top Tips to Keeping Your Clutch In Top Notch Condition Driving a manual vehicle means the added responsibility of responsible clutch use; this single component on your car can be easily worn or misused, and can cost thousands of rands to have it repaired or replaced. Why not mitigate […]

Clutch Troubleshooting

Clutch Troubleshooting: All Possible Clutch Faults Explained

Clutch Troubleshooting: All Possible Clutch Faults Explained If you own a vehicle, chances are you have a clutch (unless you’re one of the select few who has opted for an automatic transmission, in which case, move along – you’re all set!) Clutches are notorious w for giving problems, which is why most new and second […]

Brake Drum Bonding And Skimming

Brake Drum Bonding and Skimming: How to Keep Your Brake Drums in Tip Top Condition

Brake Drum Bonding and Skimming: How to Keep Your Brake Drums in Tip Top Condition As a responsible car owner, we should check our drum brakes at least every six months,  10,000 km, or as recommended in the car’s normal service schedule. During your service or check-up, your mechanic will be looking for worn brake […]

What Causes Warped Brake Pads

What Causes Warped Brake Pads – And How To Fix Them

What Causes Warped Brake Pads – And How To Fix Them Have you ever experienced the somewhat frightening experience of applying pressure to your brakes, and having your steering wheel shake violently – or perhaps even cause the car to veer slightly? You may have warped brake discs; there are numerous reasons for the cause […]

Brake Safety Checks

Brake Safety Checks You Should Do Before Your December Holiday

Brake Safety Checks You Should Do Before Your December Holiday The holiday season is sneaking up on us; we’ve begun planning our leave, booking seaside accommodation and saving up for that well-deserved trip to the beach. But have you considered having your vehicle checked up before you leave? Arriving safely at your destination is as […]

Brake Discs Vs Brake Drums

Brake Discs vs Brake Drums: Difference’s, Pro’s and Con’s Explained

Brake Discs vs Brake Drums: Difference’s, Pro’s and Con’s Explained Every modern vehicle is fitted with its own set of brakes, designed to be able to handle the car’s specific needs. “Disc brakes are generally considered to be superior to drum brakes – for several reasons. First, disc brakes do a better job dissipating heat. […]

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