Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is far more important to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Badly maintained brakes affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting you and your passenger's 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 an essential factor of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be ignored. 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 amount of pressure they need to apply to stop a moving vehicle is enormous and creates a lot of heat that causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is dangerous for you and others. That's why regular assessments of the condition of your brake pads is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Brakes that squeal are an indication that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which will scratch 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 looked at, we advise 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 Auto Care Ocean Grove 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 inform you if they require 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 live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This is dependant on a number of elements such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out early your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I DIY my brake pads replacement?
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 significant to your safety as your braking system.
Auto Care Ocean Grove 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