Safari Engineering - Land Rover Brake Repairs

Safari Engineering in Eversley Land Rover Experts Brake Repairs

Land Rover and Range Rover Brake Repairs in Eversley, Hampshire

Safari Engineering – Land Rover Brake Repairs, Range Rover Brake Repairs and Freelander Brake Repairs

Are you looking for Land Rover Brake Repairs in Eversley?

Improve the stopping distance of your Land Rover, Range Rover or Freelander with a new set of brake discs and brake pads. Or, speak to us about upgrading your standard Land Rover brakes for a bigger, more powerful braking system. This brake conversion is particularly advisable on modified vehicles, or ones prepared for expedition purpose.

The braking system on your 4x4 is vital to your well being. At Safari Engineering we take this very seriously, we only fit quality components that are suitable for both your vehicle, and your intended use.

There are many kinds of braking systems fitted to Land Rovers these days, however there are generally only 3 items in these systems that give us regular problems. These are: Brake Discs, Brake Pads and Brake Calipers.

The most visible part behind the wheel is known as the brake disc, these generally come in two different styles, solid or vented. Vented brake discs are normally fitted to heavier vehicles, or vehicles with high performance engines. You are most likely to see this type of brake disc on the front wheels of your Landy.

Brake pads are the items in a vehicle’s braking system that require the most attention. They are designed to wear away and because of this, they should be regularly inspected. During your Land Rover’s service we will inspect your Land Rover’s brakes for wear and condition.

Brake Pads are fitted either side of the Brake Disc and are squeezed against it by the Brake Caliper when you put your foot on the brake pedal of the vehicle. This makes the vehicle slow down and eventually stop. If these items are excessively worn your vehicle's stopping distance will be longer, as they will not be working as efficiently as they should be. Call us at Safari Engineering in Eversley, for all your Land Rover brake repairs.

Brake Calipers are the hydraulic devices used to squeeze the Brake Pads against the Brake Discs to make you stop. Brake Calipers are quite reliable, but sometimes they seize due to lack of use, or corrosion. Sometimes they spring a leak and you will see an oily liquid escaping around your wheel. If that’s the case, don’t attempt to drive your vehicle, but call us at Safari Engineering directly for advise on your Land Rover Brake Repairs, your Range Rover Brake Repairs or Freelander Brake Repairs.

Brake Pads and Brake Discs are common place these days, but sometimes an older styled braking system is still used on the rear of some vehicles, or even on the front in older Series Land Rovers.

This system is referred to as Brake Drums, sometimes you will hear expressions such as, “it has discs on the front and drums on the rear”. This just means that the front brakes are of the type, Brake Discs and Brake Pads, and the rear brakes are of the type Brake Shoes and Brake Cylinders.

We offer a No-Quibble 1-Year, 12,000-mile Warranty on all our Work and Parts?

If your vehicle has Brake Shoes and Brake Cylinders they still work in a similar way to Brake Discs and Brake Pad systems. The main difference is the structure of the parts used. No matter what kind of braking system you have on your vehicle, you are likely to come across the same symptoms, when the braking system starts to fail.

The following chart outlines some of the common issues that we see at Safari Engineering on all models of Land Rover, Range Rover and Freelander.

Issue Possible Cause

Braking requires an abnormal amount of force on brake pedal

Worn brake pads

Car pulls to one side when braking

Brake pad lining(s) soaked with oil or brake fluid

Poor braking performance

Brake pad lining(s) soaked with water, oil, or brake fluid

Overheated brake pad linings

Sensitive braking

Incorrect brake pad linings; Greasy brake pad linings

Noisy braking (grinding or screeching sounds when braking)

Extremely worn brake pads

It’s generally easy to see how worn Brake Pads and Discs are, if you are concerned, call in to see us at Safari Engineering and we’ll take a peek, then let you know the best course of action to take to keep your vehicle stopping on a sixpence!

XD Brake Pad Set - Freelander 2 - Front

(Excl. 20% tax)

Range Rover Rear Hand Brake Shoe Set

(Excl. 20% tax)

Rear Brake Disc Defender 110 Defender 130 LR018026

(Excl. 20% tax)

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Safari Engineering in Eversley

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