Brake Services & Repairs Rockhampton.

It’s important to have your brakes inspected regularly, so at every six month service we'll inspect your car's braking system to ensure your brakes are in tip top order, safe and reliable. Here at Highway Auto Brakes Rockhampton you benefit from our 53 years repairing specialised areas of vehicle maintenance, plus you get a lifetime workmanship guarantee*.

We are automotive technology leaders and diagnostic specialists. That means we get to the root cause of the real problem and fix it once and fix it right. Here are some 62 pages of useful information on what we do and how it benefits you so click through our Menu and services listing and give us a call. We offer fair pricing every day. Customers tell us we are the cheapest car repairer in Rocky.

You get a unique lifetime workmanship guarantee* on all services.

Brake inspection & Test with a written report Cars, SUVs, 4WDs, Caravans.

You get a lifetime workmanship guarantee*, a written report on the health of your vehicle and you pay no more than our quoted price.

We are easy to find at North Rockhampton CBD High and Musgrave Streets.

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Brake Repairs & Testing - Cars, SUVs, 4WDs, Caravans.

Disc rotor & brake drum machining
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) electronic controls
Brake system diagnostics


Disc Brake Rotor Machining & Replacement.

picture of brake disc before and after machining We can restore your braking efficiency with disc rotor resurfacing. This along with new brake pads and a brake calliper restoration your brakes will be as good as new.

Braking systems in cars are one of the most critical of all automotive safety systems. Brakes allow you to slow down, stop, avoid potential accidents and keep your car stationary when parked.

There’s a lot more to the braking system than just brake pads; it’s vital that you get the entire system checked and maintained regularly to ensure you and your family travel safely. We recommend you check and service brake systems every six months to keep them in good working order. Maintenance and repair work on your brakes should always be carried out by a trusted professional as you will find at Highway Auto Brakes Rockhampton.

Highway Auto Brake Assessment, Repairs & Service.

Your brake assessment covers from the brake pedal to hydraulic brake fluid, brake master cylinder to power brake booster, drum brakes to disc brakes and electronic anti-lock brake sensors and electronic park brake and hill hold. Highway Auto Brakes technicians know every part of your brake system inside and out and can perform brake repairs on any make and model.

At Highway Auto Brakes Rockhampton, we can service your vehicle with the Bendix Front & Rear Brake Service kit from just $197*. We offer our customers peace of mind with our industry-leading Lifetime workmanship guarantee* on all brake services.

$197 Brake service kit includes:

  • Supply and fit Bendix disc pads.

  • Inspect disc rotors for condition, measure thickness.

  • Inspect brake caliper operation.

  • Clean and lubricate caliper sliding pins and contact areas.
  • Check brake fluid condition and top up if necessary.

  • Visually inspect brake master cylinder.

  • Check park brake operation and adjust.

  • Measure tyre wear

Common brake problems and the warning signs

  • A spongy brake pedal

  • A grinding sound when you depress the brake pedal

  • Squealing brakes

  • The car pulling to one side when you brake
  • The brake warning light illuminating

  • Brake fluid level dropping

  • The brake pedal being hard to press

  • Pulsating brake pedal

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)

Anti lock brakes system computer

These days, ABS, or ALB (the two common acronyms for anti-lock brakes) is offered as standard equipment on all new cars and many light and heavy commercials.

How it works:

• When braking under adverse conditions, such as slippery roads, the amount of grip between the tyre and road surface may deminish, allowing wheels to lock and skid. When this occurs, braking efficiency is very much reduced, the car may spin out of control and the driver is likely to lose the ability to steer it accurately.

• An ABS equipped vehicle has a conventional hydraulic brake system, with some additional components, including wheel speed sensors, an electronic control unit (computer) and a hydraulic modulator unit.

• The wheel speed sensors constantly send information to the computer, enabling it to detect impending lock-up of any or all wheels during braking. When lock-up is imminent, the computer instructs the hydraulic modulator to apply and release the brakes on the wheel or wheels that are locking up, at a rate up to 16 times per second.

• In this way the car’s braking and directional stability is maintained and the driver retains the ability to steer the car to avoid a potential collision.

• At all other times the brakes work like a normal braking system, only entering ABS mode when necessary, with vehicle speeds above about 6kph.

Brake pedal kick back

• During ABS brake operation the brake pedal may pulse or “kick back” under the foot, and thumping noises from the pedal area, and vibration in the vehicle body and steering may be evident. These are all normal characteristics, though many drivers may find these sensations a little alarming at first.

• Under ABS braking conditions it is very important to maintain pressure on the brake pedal, to allow the system to take control. The driver must concentrate on steering to avoid hazards.

Brake Assist and other enhancements

• ABS systems often incorporate other functions. These include:

• Brake Assist, which detects a rapid or emergency brake application and applies maximum brake force, regardless of the actual pedal pressure applied by the driver.

• Hill Hold prevents the vehicle rolling backwards during hill starts

• Traction Control prevents the drive wheels from spinning on low traction surfaces

• Dynamic Stability Control reduces the risk of loss of control during manoeuvres.

• Hill Descent Control is used to maintain traction and control vehicle speed during off road hill descents

Examples Of Vehicles We Service.
● Audi
● Daewoo
● Daihatsu
● Datsun
● Fiat
● Ford
● Holden
● Honda
● Hyundai
● Isuzu Ute
● Jeep
● Kia
● Land Rover
● Lexus
● Mazda
● Mini
● Mitsubishi
● Nissan
● Subaru
● Suzuki
● Toyota
● Volkswagen
● Volvo

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booking a car brake inspection rockhampton For any of the above services or for any automotive repairs, Mechanical, Air-conditioning, Auto electrical, Cruise control, Caravan services, Bosch, Delkor and Century Batteries.

You can speak with Cathy or Steve who will talk you through any automotive service questions and advice; they are well-informed, patient, professionals. (07) 4926 1303

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