Brake Service & Repairs
Why is servicing my brakes important?
You rely on your brakes and steering to avoid obstacles and possible accidents on the road.You stand the best chance of avoiding motor vehicle collisions if each of the components in your braking system is in 100% working order. A professional service centre like R.H Adam & Sons will inspect each of these components during a major service.
Modern vehicles are fitted with either disc and pad braking solutions, or a combination of disc and pad (front) and drum and shoe (rear). When you tramp on your brake pedal in an emergency you are actually triggering a series of actions. The force passes through your hydraulic system to the brake callipers, which trigger the mechanical braking. The mechanical braking action occurs when the brake shoes clamp against the disc, or the brake shoes press against the drum.
Brakes & Hydrolics Inspection
We can hydraulics and braking action to make sure the brakes are in perfect working order. A close inspection of the disc or drum should be completed to check whether these parts are within serviceable limits. This inspection will also reveal irregularities on the surfaces that might cause unusual brake wear or hinder brake performance. Brake shoes and brake pads should also be inspected for wear and tear, and be replaced before they reach their operational limits.
R.H Adam & Sons performs a brake service on all major services. We offer brake pad and disc replacements or brake shoe and drum replacements as appropriate. We also offer skimming services to extend the life of brake discs and brake drums provided they remain within serviceable limits. We also offer a comprehensive range of advanced braking solutions for motoring enthusiasts and owners of high performance vehicles.
A typical brake service includes
A major brake service checks all the components of the braking system. The process includes bleeding the brakes (to remove any possible air bubbles from the hydraulic braking system), checking and inspecting the calliper sliding pins, lubricating the moving parts, checking all the rubbers and providing a report on (and quotation to repair) any faults.
From a driver’s perspective we also check the brake pedal for appropriate levels of play, and re-set the handbrake.
Disc & Drum Machining
If you experience steering wheel shakes it is obviously the front rotors that are at issue. If the brake vibration can be felt through the brake pedal or the seat/bodywork of the vehicle then it is a rear brake rotor issue.
At R.H Adam & Sons we offer an onsite disc machining service to all vehicle makes and models. Our technicians will check your disc and drums and we will inform you if machining is required.
About RH Adams
Here at R. H. Adam and Sons, we are a proud family owned and run Mechanical Workshop. Established in 1934 by great grandfather Roland H. Adam, our business has been continuously managed by four generations of the Adam family.Read more
We provide mechanical repairs, specialising in wheel alignments on all types of cars and trucks.
Our workshop is an Authorised Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station.
I've been a customer since the 60's — Bill MurrayThe guys at RH Adams & Sons service my 1955 Ford Customline they always do a great job. They had garage on the corner of Punchbowl Rd and Canterbury Rd back in the 50/60s and my family has been coming here since.
Great old school type service.. — Craig HollingsworthIf you need any repairs done this is the place. They have worked on my truck and trailer for many years. They are honest, fair in their pricing and will guarantee their work. I will continue to send my business to them. Try them out your self.
I highly recommend this workshop — Chris J LyndseyI came to RH Adams through a recommendation from a trusted friend who is a customer here. Scott the owner was just great from the time i came in for my booking to the time i picked up my Land Rover with new front and read brakes done. Its not often that you come across a workshop that is honest even if you are there for the first time. Scott is a true professional and very kind and helpful person. I highly recommend this workshop if you need anything on your car fixed.