Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people talk about when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is far more essential to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will reduce 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 working correctly 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 a main factor of your braking system and they are a part that you your shouldn’t disregard. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction and this friction makes your car stop.Brake pads work really hard, really often. .
The amount of pressure they use to pull up a moving vehicle is extreme and creates a lot of heat which erodes the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking and that can mean danger on the road. Which is why consistent testing and assessments of the state of your brake pads is essential.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Brakes that squeal can be 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 worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised to wait until you hear noises to get your pads inspected, 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 Hidden Valley Auto 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 will tell you if they want replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How long before I will need to replace the brake pads?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary according to a number of factors such as; driving style, local conditions, towing 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.
Is brake pad replacement something I can do?
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 essential to your safety as your braking system.
Hidden Valley Auto 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