AS Motors Ltd. MOT, Repairs, 01472 210400

Brake Disk Skimming

We are now able to offer ‘on car disc skimming service’ which will save you time and money.
Discs are usually damaged in one of four ways: scarring, cracking, warping or excessive rusting.

Service shops will sometimes respond to any disc problem by changing out the discs entirely, This is done mainly where the cost of a new disc may actually be lower than the cost of labour to resurface the original disc.

Mechanically this is unnecessary unless the discs have reached manufacturer’s minimum recommended thickness, which would make it unsafe to use them, or vane rusting is severe (ventilated discs only). Most leading vehicle manufacturers recommend brake disc skimming as a solution for lateral run-out, vibration issues and brake noises.

The machining process is performed in a brake lathe, which removes a very thin layer off the disc surface to clean off minor damage and restore uniform thickness. Machining the disc as necessary will maximise the mileage out of the current discs on the vehicle.