Brakes and Tyres
Your brakes and tyres are two of the most essential components of your vehicle. Besides their obvious use of keeping you and your loved ones moving along, they are more importantly there to keep everyone safe.
That’s why not having them serviced and changed at the recommended times can lead to disastrous (and expensive) results. At GMW Perth, we understand the importance of having high quality, properly serviced brakes and tyres for your German luxury vehicle.
Why choose us?
Our team is highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced in performing all aspects of these services, always keeping the performance and safety of your vehicle at the top of our minds. Our team of technicians is committed to creating solutions for your vehicle that are perfectly designed for your driving habits, which is why when you bring your car in, we don’t jump straight into the service. Every car is different, and no two customers have the same driving habits.
That’s why before we get started, we’ll consult with you on your driving and vehicle requirements, before performing a full inspection of your vehicle. Once we’ve chatted with you and performed our inspection, we’ll come back to you with a course of action and recommended products that will give you the best performance for your car and needs. Then we’ll get to work and get you back on the road with your car driving as great as the day you drove it off the lot.
Get in touch with us today, to see how we can help with your brakes and tyres.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Typical warning signs that your brakes may need to be serviced or replaced include:
- Squealing, squeaking, or grinding noise coming from your car when you try to stop
- Wobbling, vibrations when braking
- Leaking fluid
- Your brake pedal feels soft when you press down on it (normally should feel firm)
- The brake light is on
Typical warning signs that your tyres may need to be serviced or replaced include:
- The car pulls to one side when driving
- Your noticing that your car has poor fuel economy (this can also be a sign of other issues)
- Lack of grip on the road (especially during rainy or wet conditions)
- Cracks or bulges in the walls of the tyre
- Extended stopping distance
- Low pressure (or tyre gauge light is on)
There is plenty you can do to make sure that you get the most life out of your brakes and tyres! Some of the things we recommend include:
- Check your tyre pressure: This can be done at most petrol stations and is a great way to make sure your tyres are at the correct PSI for your driving. Don’t know what your cars ideal PSI is? When you bring your car in, we’ll let you know!
- Avoid Road Hazards: Hitting potholes, curbs, or hitting speed bumps too fast can cause serious damage to your tyres, as well as the rest of your car. Take it slow and be aware of what’s ahead of you on the road.
- Don’t Speed: This can be a tough one, but speeding means you’ll most likely need to brake quickly and braking quickly means you’ll be wearing down your brakes faster. Try and maintain the speed limit, keep a safe distance and your brakes (and wallet) will thank you for it later.
- Regular services: Stay on top of your service schedule for your brakes and tyres. Wheel alignments, changing of brake fluids, and more will keep your car performing optimally.
This is completely dependent on the way you drive, but typically brake pads will need to be replaced every 40,000kms (roughly every 3 years if you are doing 12500kms a year). Typically, this service can be completed in a day or two.
For tyres, it is also largely dependent on your driving habits. The maximum amount of time before needing new tyres is 5 years, while you’ll need to realign your tyres every 2-3 years. This service also will not take more than a day or two.