Brakes – we trust them so much and yet we know so little about them. Most vehicles today have disc brakes at the front.Many smaller cars and bakkies have drum brakes at the rear (the manufacturer of the vehicle decides on this specification). As a rule of thumb have your brakes checked every 20,000 km. The front brakes wear twice as quickly as the rears (more wait to stop).

We recommend changing the disc and pad together to ensure safe braking from the time the new parts are fitted. Only use good quality replacement parts and experienced fitment shops to do the work. Value is more important than price. Don’t buy cheap brakes.