Brake Disc Skimming Specialists
Our Car Brake Disc Lathe will save you ££££’s compared to disc replacement!
Many drivers experience brake vibration from time to time; a pulsing sensation when the brake pedal is depressed, which can be transferred through the vehicle via the steering, the suspension, or most commonly through the pedal itself. It occurs most frequently at speeds exceeding 50mph and feels both unpleasant and unsafe.
The Cause of the Problems
The problem occurs when the Brake Disc's surface does not rotate truly about its own Axis. This "lateral run-out" (the technical term for disc wobble or mis-alignment) is in turn caused by uneven disc wear or excessive heating and cooling of the disc.
Uneven wear is often the result of the disc not sitting perfectly on the hub due to unclean surfaces when the Disc was fitted or a tiny amount of distortion in the Hub itself.
Material, the thickness of a human hair (about 0.05mm to 0.15mm) between Disc and Hub can be enough to cause run-out.
Any unevenness at the centre of the Disc is of course amplified at the Disc's circumference. If this happens, the Disc tends to contact the Pads intermittently and after only around 2 - 3,000 miles it wears so unevenly that the driver notices a vibration when pressing the Brake Pedal.
See our solution below
Our specialist brake lathe works on the vehicle, by attaching directly to the hub. The technology includes an automatic, electronically-controlled, gyroscope system which measures run-out in the hub and corrects for this to an accuracy of 0.025mm. That’s less than the thickness of a human hair!
All brake discs can be skimmed at least once. The only time your brake discs should be replaced is when they reach minimum thickness. Leading manufacturers have approved our process of brake disc skimming. These include Porsche, BMW, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Ferrari, General Motors, Kia, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Toyota, Honda and the performance brakes manufacturer EBC.
Brake disc skimming – a better quality and lower cost alternative to brake disc replacement.