Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is much more central to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting your life 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 an important part of your braking system and they are a part that you your should never disregard. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction in order for your car to stop.Which means brake pads work really hard, really often..
The force that is required of them to pull up a moving vehicle is extreme and creates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. This is why regular check-ups and testing of the condition of your brake pads is essential.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Brakes that squeal can be a warning that your brake pads are getting thin; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads inspected, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that unusual brake sounds are not just caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Auto Stop 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 tell you if they require replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving conditions.
How often should I replace my brake pads?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary because of a number of causes such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out early your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I do my own brake pad replacement?
Some things are best left to the experts 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.
Auto Stop 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