Brakes are safety critical items. All maintenance to brake components and the braking system must be carried out by qualified personnel.
Brake discs/drums must always be fitted in axle pairs to avoid an uneven braking balance.Warranty claims will not be accepted when discs I drums are fitted in singles.
Before fitting, discs/drums must be very carefully cleaned to remove any protective substances. Particular attention to be made to the inner and outer faces of the brake discs, the face of the wheel hub must be free from dust. A non-toxic cleaning fluid is to be used.
When fitting, tighten all bolts evenly with a torque wrench according to vehicle manufacturers specifications. Failure to do so may result in disc/drum distortion and judder.
Always replace brake pads and shoes when fitting new discs I drums to ensure a perfect braking surface.
At the time of fitting, a check should be made for any damaged hydraulic components or worn wheel bearings. These can also have an adverse affect on braking performance.
It is very important not to exceed the minimum thickness of brake discs or the maximum diameter of brake drums as stated in the catalogue.
Heavy braking should be avoided for the first 200 – 300 km after fitting to allow for a bedding-in period for the brakes.