Who Are We?
You can never know when you car is going to break down. But really what could you have done even if you knew? So, if you really had to do something, all you can do is find a mechanic that would come out to help on time. That is what we do for you. The Red Hot Mechanical is based in Australia and understands how important it is to find the very best in mechanical and auto repair services. That is why we provide our high-quality services for all drivers on the road.
+61 1300 072 726
1 Torrensville SA, Australia
What We Do
We make ourselves available for several different functions and reach out to a wide variety of customers. This is how we make the best use of our resources and create value for our customers.
We are always on-call and available for you as you go out. So, if ever your car breaks down in the middle of your route to work, be sure to reach out for us and we will come running to aid you in getting to your work without getting your hands dirty.
our branch nearest
How do we do this? We ensure that we reach out to our branch nearest to you and get to you as fast as we can. When we do, you can leave your car with us, so we do the work for you.
Oil Change & Smog Test
Tire Fills & Replacements
Inspections & Tune Ups
Highly Specialized Services
In addition to just providing our services on call, we also provide highly specialized car repairing services that you would not find anywhere else. We do so with the use of our experts in automotive repairing and do what most cannot.
Every motorist who takes care of his car knows when to cut the engine, but he does not always have a clear idea of the life of the brake fluid, the pads and the discs . When should I change the brake oil? After how many kilometers should brake discs, pads and drums be changed ? Now that we know how the brakes work, how the pads are produced and the test wings have to overcome the quality brakes, we are ready to clarify in the video under the less talked-out curiosities to always keep the car’s brakes in order, with Konstantin Vikulov , Manager quality brake pads from TRW .
OIL AND BRAKE FLUID – Should we call it oil or simply brake fluid? The correct name would be “brake fluid”, however the name of oil given to it by the mechanics leads back to the origins of vegetable-based brake oil . On some road or racing cars, in fact, around the 50s and 60s castor oil was used with antioxidants, methyl or ethyl alcohol. Over time, the brake fluid formulation has also changed, but without ever losing the label and its characteristics: incompressibility and hygroscopicity.
The more hygroscopic the brake fluid is, the shorter the replacement intervals are. As Konstantin Vikulov of TRW explains, the most widespread brake fluidDOT 4 should be changed every 2 years or 50,000 km , while for DOT 5.1-6.1 liquids, more thirsty for water, it is advisable to replace them every 6 months. However, for each engine coupon a check should be made for any leaks and boiling point. We have learned that water and heat are the main culprits of failures; see what happens to poor quality brakes. But where does the water find the door open to mix with the brake fluid?
WATER IS FLEXIBLE FROM THE FLEXIBLE – The most vulnerable and stressed braking point is definitely near the brake caliper, where the flexible pipes connect the pistons to the brake distributor (distributes 70-80% of force to the front brakes and the rest to the rear ones). The hoses are quite robust, since they are built with different layers of vulcanized rubber and synthetic fiber braids to resist when the steering wheel is turned.
Do you know why the brake pedal becomes very hard when you turn off the car engine? It is one of the first surprises that leave you dumbfounded when you are towing the car, but also the advantage that still pushes the Manufacturers to install the hydraulic braking system tested for years. Driving the car it is normal to take the mechanisms behind each system for granted, but it is equally important to know how to distinguish a failure from the normal operation of pads, disks and drums . Check out the video below with Konstantin Vikulov , Head of Quality Brake Pads at TRW how the brakes work .
BRAKES AND HEAT, ENEMY OF OLD DATE – The invention of disc brakes dates back to the early 1900s by Frederick William Lanchester, although the system has undergone many application developments over the years to boast multiple authorship. As Konstantin Vikulov of TRW also explains in the video above, the drum brakes were heavy, they dispersed the heat badly and they suffered terribly from the fading (decrease of braking force due to overheating, see here what happens to the economic brakes that get too hot) . And so the need to find a more reliable and safe system in the prolonged use of brakes: the disks . Today, as then, the brakes exploit the strong frictionwhich is created between discs and pads (here you can see how the brake pads are produced) to transform the kinetic energy into heat, the Achilles heel of the brakes; finding, however, a stable position in the circles, it has been possible to better facilitate its cooling. But how much force is needed on the pedal to brake a car traveling at 100 km / h? Not much thanks to the engine.
THE ENGINE REDUCES THE EFFORT – The pads slow down the disc, and therefore the car, because the pump operated with the brake pedal activates the caliper pistons; nothing simpler. But why is brake fluid so important? By the Pascal principle, the force applied to the brake pedal is transferred to the liquid contained in the circuit, pushing it until the caliper pistons are activated. Since liquids are generally incompressible, the brake booster has been added to the brake pump.