Where to get my brakes upgraded in Toronto


Where to get my brakes upgraded in Toronto

Building a race car out of a normal street car isn’t easy. There are a whole lot of things that need updating, replacing, or modifying before a car is ready for competition. Perhaps the most important system that needs attention is the brakes. If you are wanting to outfit your vehicle with the proper brakes system for out on the track, or upgrade your brakes for everyday driving in Toronto, then Pfaff Tuning is the place for you! Let’s take a look at why some drivers would opt for a brakes upgrade for their vehicles.

For the track

Most road car braking systems aren’t designed for the high-stress, high-slip environment of a race track or rally stage. A street-tuned anti-lock braking system can actually hinder the driver’s ability to go fast simply because it can’t keep up with threshold braking and intentional wheel locking. If you race, high-performance brakes are a must. Performance brake upgrades are designed to dissipate this heat build-up more efficiently than standard equipment brakes.

So how do you know which performance brake upgrade is for you? As usual, it depends on the application. For street driving with the occasional spirited driving on curvy back roads, a smooth or slotted rotor with performance pads is more than adequate. For a track-driven car or race car, a more robust package is desirable. But be warned: racing brake pads can “bite” so aggressively that they quickly wear out your rotors in daily driving.

Why should I get my brakes upgraded?

With track days growing in popularity world-wide, many people are learning the hard way just how punishing these events can be on brake system components. The fact is that standard (OEM) brake components (pads, discs, hoses, fluid and even calipers in some cases) will not stand up to track day use…period.  Standard suspension and even decent high-performance road tires will do surprisingly well under entry level track day use but your brakes will fade, wear extremely quickly and possibly be permanently damaged. Unfortunately, many enthusiasts who are just starting to experiment with track days find themselves at the beginning of an expensive and often frustrating learning curve when it comes to brakes and track day use.

If you are planning on using your car on the track, it is very beneficial for the life of your car, and your wallet, to consider having your brakes upgraded. At Pfaff Tuning, our technicians and our state of the art machinery and equipment, can get your car outfitted for track days! Click here to find our contact information, schedule a service appointment, or to contact a Pfaff Tuning representative.