Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but considering brake maintenance is much more vital to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting your life at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident 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 a vital factor of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be overlooked. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors which causes your car to stop. Brake pads work really hard, really often.
The force that is required of them to pull up a moving vehicle is huge and creates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking and that can mean danger on the road. And so regular inspection and measuring of the condition of your brake pads is important.
Are there signs my brake pads need replacing?
Squealing brakes are an indication that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads inspected, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that unusual brake sounds 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 Doreen Mechanical 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 require replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving style and conditions.
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 reasons such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out early your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I change the brake pads myself?
Some things are best left to experienced 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.
Doreen Mechanical 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
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