Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is far more vital to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Brakes with poor maintenance reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting you and your family at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident that your brakes will be working properly 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 element of your braking system and they are a part that you your shouldn’t disregard. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors in order for your car to stop. So your brake pads are working really hard, really often.
The amount of pressure they need to apply to pull up a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous for you and others. That's why regular check-ups and testing of the state of your brake pads is important.
How do I know when my brake pads need to be replaced?
Squealing brakes can be a sign that your brake pads are worn thin; many pads have a small metal piece set into them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are getting worn, causing that high pitch noise. However, you should never wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we advise having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises are not only caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Autocare Mount Gambier we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection with every car service. As part of our Vehicle Inspection we inspect the brake pads for wear and inform you if they call for replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ according to a number of causes such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I replace my own brake pads?
Some things are best left to an expert and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as essential to your safety as your braking system.
Autocare Mount Gambier 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