Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people consider when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is far more central to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting lives 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 part of your braking system and they are a part that you should definitely be maintaining. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors in order for your car to stop.This means your brake pads are working really hard, all the time. The amount of pressure that is required of them to stop a moving vehicle is huge and creates a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. That's why regular examination and testing of your brake pad's condition is important.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes can be a warning that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn out, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to 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 noisy brakes 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 Southern Highlands 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 want replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How long before I will need to replace the brake pads?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ due to a number of influences such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time 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 mechanics and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as important to your safety as your braking system.
Southern Highlands 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