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 much more vital to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Brakes with poor maintenance reduce your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can relax 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 component of your braking system and they are a part that you should monitor on a regular basis. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction which causes your car to stop. Brake pads work really hard, really often.
The force they need to apply to halt a moving vehicle is massive and produces a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous on the roads. This is why regular assessments 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 out; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t indicate that you should 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 unusual brake sounds 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 Maryborough Service Centre 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 call for replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can change because of a number of factors such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I DIY my brake pads replacement?
Some things are best left to trained technicians and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as key to your safety as your braking system.
Maryborough Service Centre 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