Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is much more vital to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance allows you to feel confident knowing that your brakes will be in good working order when you need it most; in an emergency!
When it comes to Brake Maintenance, you should never take a risk. If you're not sure if your brake maintenance is 100% - call a professional. Today.
Your brake pads are a key component of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be overlooked. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors which causes your vehicle to stop. This means your brake pads are working really hard, all the time.
The force needed to stop a moving vehicle is massive and produces a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. And so regular check-ups and testing of your brake pad's condition is important.
How do I know when it's time for a Brake Pad Replacement?
If your brakes squeal - that can be an indication that your brake pads are wearing down; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing down, causing that high pitch noise. However, you should never wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises are not always caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Service Plus Auto Care we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our Vehicle Inspection Report we inspect the brake pads for wear and inform you if they call for replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This is dependant on a number of elements such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out too often your mechanic might advise using a heavier duty or heat resistant brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Is brake pad replacement something I can do?
Some things are best left to experienced mechanics and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as significant to your safety as your braking system.
Service Plus Auto Care are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
We can provide inspection, repair or replacement of many brake components such as:
- Brake Pads
- Brake Drums
- Brake Calipers
- Brake Rotors
- Brake Hoses/Clips/Springs
- Wheel Cylinders
- Wheel Bearings
- Master Cylinders