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Brake maintenance vs repairs

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.

Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs but having them checked on a regular basis to help avoid any unseen or unexpected problems which might impact your ability to brake safely and efficiently should the need arise. Regular brake maintenance means that you can relax knowing that your brakes will be in good working order when you need them 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 like Maryborough Service Centre without delay.

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Brake Maintenance - Brake Pads

Your brake pads are a vital part of your braking system and they are a part that should never be overlooked. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction and this friction makes your car stop. Which means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop

The force necessary to halt a moving vehicle is massive and gives off a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads over time. This is why regular inspection and/or replacement of your brake pads is an integral part of good brake maintenance practices.

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.

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.

Brake Maintenance - Flushing

Brake fluid provides the pressure needed by the brake pads to stop your car. It also helps prolong the lifespan of your various brake components by helping to prevent corrosion. Most people know that it is imperative to keep the brake fluid level topped up, but did you know that you should also have the entire system flushed regularly to replace old brake fluid and prevent excessive moisture in the fluid?

A brake fluid flush can be done as part of a scheduled service - but sometimes we may suggest you need one outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.

Maryborough Service Centre are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty;

  • Brake Pads
  • Brake Drums
  • Brake Calipers
  • Brake Rotors
  • Brake Hoses/Clips/Springs
  • Wheel Cylinders
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Master Cylinders
  • Brake Flushing

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