Sub Contract Machining

We’re are now offering sub contract machining from small one off parts to medium batches.

Our plant comprises, a very capable XYZ 710 VMC (solid casting box way machine) with Siemens Shopmill a conversational controller which also accepts ISO standard G-Code.

Due in Friday 13th July is our new Leadwell V32-iF machining centre with through coolant spindle and rapids up to an impressive 48m/min with the Fanuc 0i-MF controller

We also have in-house CAD and CAM Software for turning your 2D drawings into 3D solid models, we can then create efficient high speed machining tool paths and simulations before cutting a single chip of the material.

If you are needing a single part or a batch of parts please get in touch so we can quote you. We understand more than most sub contractors how important it is to get the parts you require at the lowest price, with out defects and on schedule.

We also have access to CNC turning.

Evora Performance Brake Discs

After some listening to our customers and some debate within our organisation we have decided to amend how we sell the Evora grooved brake discs, for the past few years we have been supplying the Evora grooved brake discs as Evora grooved brake discs but the majority of our customers were sceptical when purchasing, as it is a Brand that is reasonably unknown when compared with other big brands like EBC Brakes and Brembo. The Evora grooved brake discs have always been manufactured from another UK brand such as National, Apec, EBC and Brembo so even though the Brand was listed as Evora the casting used was always of the highest quality however when comparing the Evora brand against other online retailers selling similar items the difference in quality was not easily distinguishable.

So in a effort to provide some clarity we are now providing you with a choice of Brand for the Evora grooving range, how this work is you choose the standard brake disc of choice, such as Brembo, EBC Brakes, Breck, National etc. then you add the desired Evora grooved pattern from our list of options, that way you get the Brand you know and trust with the looks you like.

We currently offer six options for the Evora look and these are:

  1. Dimpled and Grooved
  2. Sport Grooved
  3. Swirl Grooved
  4. 40 Grooved
  5. C-Hook Crescent
  6. Cross Drilled (X Series)

Patterns one to five are available for almost every disc we offer, however the the cross drilled x-series are available only for a select few so please check with us before purchasing to avoid possible disappointment.

Who we are, what we do……….

Wonder who Brake Depot are?

We are a family run business offering brake components to both the trade and public. We manufacture grooved brake discs in house at our premises in Staveley, Chesterfield.

With more and more of our customers choosing to buy online, the problem we face is “how do we show our products are different to other manufacturers?”, most grooved brake discs look the same or similar but the prices can vary drastically.

To combat this we are launching our new website,  this will be on a ‘build your own brake kit ‘ style, so basically you can choose a brand of disc that suits your needs and more importantly your budget, then you can choose whether to have the discs grooved in one of our 6 designs (not available for all applications), then add your chosen brake pads, whether you want performance for the front, standard for the rear or a matching set, the choice is yours! This new website ensures you get the brand you want, in the style you choose at a price you can afford, no more wondering whether your discs are branded or cheap Chinese imports, at Brake Depot you are in control.

If you cannot find what you are looking for whilst the website is still under construction please contact us on 01246 281543 for help and advice.

 

Ford Focus 2.5 ST Car Parts

Well it’s been a few months now since our new website we’re launched and we have been working hard adding products we believe to be of the upmost quality from top brands.

Take our Focus ST225 section, we have standard brake discs and pads up to track capable materials, wheel bearings and brake lines, brake fluids and much more.

Got a few minutes spare to take a look and grab your self a bargain?

Car Throttle – IS200 Performance Brakes from Brake Depot

Want to see our Evora dimpled and grooved performance brake discs and EBC yellowstuff pad packages in action?

Watch the video today presented by Car Throttle, the internet’s largest car community for car enthusiasts.

Need discs and pads for your vehicle? We can supply what you need at very competitive prices from leading Brands simply give us a call on 01246 281543 for a FREE no obligation quote.

Monroe Suspension Dampers and Coil Springs

We are pleased to announce we are now supplying the worlds leading Dampers and Springs for a wide range of cars, 4×4’s and Vans.

Monroe is a Global Leader, founded in 1916 they have been in the business for over a 100 years because the are leading innovators within their sector.

If you are needing new coil springs or dampers please give us a call with your vehicle details.

Monroe Dampers and Coil Springs

Tel 01246 281543

Brake Depot EMAMC Road Rally Championships 2018

We are pleased to confirm that Brake Depot will be sponsoring the EMAMC Road Rally Championships 2018

Formed in 1958, the East Midlands Association of Motor Clubs is one of thirteen Regional Associations created by the Motor Sports Association for the purpose of coordinating motor sport affairs in their respective areas and to act as a link between the MSA and Motor Clubs.

This Association is represented on the MSA Regional Committee by a Delegate.

The Regional Committee is responsible for discussing all matters which are likely to affect clubs in all branches of motor sport and advising the MSA of any changes of Regulations etc. which they feel may be of benefit to clubs. It also liaise with other specialist committees and has direct representation on both the rallies and the safety committees.

The Association runs various championships each year and has at its disposal a host of knowledge on anything connected to Motorsports activities.

In summary the Association is there to help member clubs with any problems they may have.

If you are wanting to get involved and take part in the EMAMC Road Rally please get in touch directly with the EMAMC

Brake Vibration (judder)

ProCut on car brake lathe

Brake Discs being aligned with on car brake lathe to overcome brake vibrations

Most motorists at some point will experience brake-judder / vibration under braking this may be light braking or hard braking and will be felt as shaking of the steering wheel and even pulsing of the brake pedal.

The Garage says my discs are warped

This is probably the most common statement we hear from consumers, who report that the garage has told them their discs are warped, in fact we have heard some really amusing comments such as;

  • The brake discs are made of chocolate
  • They have warped because they were cheap
  • They have warped because they are poor quality

I personally have seen a huge amount of brake discs in the 25 years I have been in this industry, and I can say hand on heart I have never seen a chocolate brake disc fitted to a vehicle, in fact the mechanics I know would most probably eat the chocolate brake discs before you could collect your car.

The most common causes for brake vibration is disc thickness variation which is known as DTV, this is where the brake discs have worn unevenly causing high and low spots on the discs, whilst it is possible to have a badly manufactured brake disc the cause of DTV after use will normally be a cause of poor fitting techniques by the person fitting your brake discs, this could be the mechanic has not noticed a problem with the caliper pistons or slides or something as simple as not preparing the hub service before mounting the new brake discs. The ensure the new discs are running true to the hub the mechanic should carryout a Dial Gauge Test where the mechanic can actually measure the runout to ensure this is within the vehicle manufacturers specification, if it is not the mechanic should then measure the hub runout without the disc mounted to determine in the runout is a cause of the disc or the hub. If the correct measurement cannot be obtained the discs should not be fitted until the cause has been ascertained as fitting will lead to DTV.

Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer from brake vibrations after a few months / 2-3 thousand miles it is possible to resolve the issue by first rectifying the original cause of DTV and then by aligning the discs to your cars hubs using specialist equipment known as a on car brake lathe.

Poor quality brake discs are really a thing of the past, because modern vehicles require brake discs that are manufactured to high standards, aftermarket manufacturers have had no choice but to invest heavily in their production plants.

Vehicles that were manufactured after 1st November 2016 have to be fitted with ECE R90 certified brake discs, ECE R90 brake discs are your assurance that the brake discs you are purchasing are manufactured to the same high standards as the original equipment brake discs. Aftermarket manufacturers are now producing brake discs for vehicles manufactured before the specified date as ECE R90 certified as a mark of quality, and reassurance for you.

There still a considerable amount of brake discs which are not ECE R90 certified and yet the quality is still excellent and will meet the same standards as the original equipment, so providing your vehicle was manufactured before the 1st November 2016 there is no need to worry if the discs you have purchased do not have the ECE R90 stamp.

To summarise Brake Discs are a wear and tear item and will begin to wear from the moment they are used, how quick they wear will depend on many factors but how they wear will depend on how they were originally fitted and which pad compound you are using. Brake vibration after use is not an indication that the discs were manufactured incorrectly.

 

 

 

Buying Online

Were are currently in the process of building our new store for 2018, our new website will be direct.brakedepot.co.uk however this is currently under development and many of the products we offer may not be visible so we would advise you call us on 01246 281543, we also have our eBay Store and our Amazon Store

The eBay store has the majority of our brake disc and brake pad packages listed which offer excellent value and performance, we also have listed our most common brake discs without pads.

We are able to accept your order over the phone and you are able to pay by Credit / Debit Card and PayPal should you prefer.

Please call us on 01246 281543 with your vehicle registration number for a free no obligation quote, which we will also email to you by request should you want us to.

Brake Discs Getting Hot?

Brake Disc Temperature Check

Brake Disc Temperature Check

We frequently have drivers contact us about brake discs stating that after fitting new discs and pads they notice one side is getting hotter than the other side.

The simple answer to this is question is, the increased temperature means that one side of the brake system is doing more work than the other side which is resulting in the temperature difference.

The reason why this is occurring would require detailed inspection of your braking system, but normally this is due to increased friction or insufficient friction balance, it’s probably natural to assume the side getting hot has the problem but it’s also probable that the cooler side has the problem which is making the opposite side work much harder than normal to reduce the speed.

Our advice would be to inspect both brake calipers for any defects, this could be torn piston seals, worn slider sleeves or sticking caliper pistons. Pistons that are not able to move freely will result in brake binding which will cause the pads to rub against the discs constantly causing higher temperatures than normal, uneven braking and eventually damage to the brake discs not to mention increased wear on your pads.

So if you have concerns that one side is getting hotter than the other please get the brakes checked by a reputable professional, preferably the mechanic should belong to a professional register such as the IMI or be ATA accredited to illustrate they have undertaken professional training and are continually developing their personal development.

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

Unit 1 Fan Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire ,S43 3PT

01246 281543
sales@brakedepot.co.uk

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Saturday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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