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Parking brake won't hold car

If your parking brake won't hold car My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Brake Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Brake Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

A qualified mechanic will check over your entire braking system to understand whats causing the issue. This includes checking of the brake fluid for contamination, brake lines, and removing the wheels to measure the thickness of the brake pads, rotors or shoes (if applicable).

The following components are looked at during a Brake Inspection:
- Brake pads and shoes
- Hydraulic fluid
- Rotor and drum wear
- Calipers
- Wheel cylinders
- All brake hardware
- All hoses and lines
- Master cylinder
- Anti-lock system

They will then quote up any repairs or replacement parts if required.

When your parking brake won't hold car its often as a result of a:

  • Brake is Out of Adjustment
  • Adjuster Wheel Damaged or Seized
  • Drum Damage/Wear
  • Brake Not Engaging

Popular services linked to a Brake Inspection:

Front Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement

The front brakes of your vehicle are responsible for the majority of your stopping ability. The stopping ability is created via your front brake pads and rotors. As stopping is one of the most important parts of driving, these parts are some of the most important on the car.

Brake Caliper Replacement

The brake caliper is what slows your car down when you push on the brake pedal. It uses the magics of hydraulics to force the brake pad up against the brake rotor. This friction of the two is what slows the wheel and the car down.

Unless you’re a real racer on the streets, your brake calipers should only need to be changed if something goes wrong. They aren’t something that normally wears out, that’s what the brake pads and rotors are designed for.

Front Brake Pad Replacement

Your front brake pads are the things that are pressed against the front brake rotors when you press the brake pedal. The friction between the pad and rotor is what creates the stopping ability. These need to be in top working condition. Not just to keep you safe and prevent accidents, they also need to be in good working order to pass a warranty of fitness.

Rear Brake Rotor Replacement

A rear brake rotor is that disc behind your wheel. Called a ‘rotor’ because it rotates with the wheels as it is connected directly to the hub assembly. It is usually made out of a steel composite material that is designed to withstand large loads and temperatures. This is because with the friction that comes from the pads pressing against them, comes a lot of heat and pressure.

So it’s as they go about their job and get put through these high temperatures they do wear down. Your brakes get thorough workouts every time you drive so they are expected to wear out eventually.

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