Phone: 07 3286 2583
4/86 Shore St West, Cleveland, Queensland, 4163
Monday to Friday: 7:30AM - 4PM
Your car's brakes and suspension are critical for your safety
Your brakes and suspension are the most important safety features on your vehicle. If there’s a squeak, a squeal, a shudder or a thud, you need to get it checked out. Not only will your brakes and suspension provide you with a comfortable and smooth ride, but they’ll also pull you up in an emergency. Faulty brakes and suspension could mean the difference between stopping in time or a costly accident.
Various suspension problems can occur during the life of your vehicle, and early detection can help prevent more severe issues from occurring. Common indicators that your suspension isn’t working as it should are:
Car’s Suspension system
Your car’s suspension system comprises four essential components:
Shock absorbers and struts are crucial for on-road safety. They help keep the vehicles’ tyres evenly connected with the road and maintain a vertical load on the tyres.
Struts perform two critical tasks:
The car’s Springs are responsible for supporting the weight of your vehicle and act as a flexible link, allowing the car’s body and frame to ride with minimal disturbance while the tyres follow the road.
A car’s Tyres main functions are to:
Your tyres tread depth and condition are essential for better traction during wet or harsh conditions on the road. Therefore, we recommend you regularly inspect your vehicle’s tyres for adequate tread depth, signs of wear, correct air pressure, and check for any damage or signs of deterioration.
Your vehicle’s steering, or suspension geometry or wheel alignment may need an inspection if the tyres show wear on one side or show feathered edges on the tread pattern.
Several different brake issues may arise in your motor vehicle, and if not attended to, can escalate to a severe problem. Here are the most common signs that your car is due for a brake inspection:
We highly recommend that you have your brakes inspected periodically (recommended at least every year/20,000kms) and not wait until you notice something isn’t right. If your car is used mainly on short journeys, you’ll likely wear the brakes down faster than if you’re primarily using the vehicle for longer trips. It’s therefore essential that you’re aware of the most common tell-tale signs your brakes may need inspection and repair sooner than later:
Our conveniently located auto workshop is in Cleveland, on Brisbane’s Bayside.
And we’re an easy 10-minute walk from the Cleveland Railway Station (700m). Call us Ph: 07 3286 2583