Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is much more essential to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will decrease your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting your life 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 essential component of your braking system and they are a part that you you should never neglect. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction and this friction makes your car stop. This means your brake pads are working really hard, all the time.
The force required to pull up a moving vehicle is extreme and produces a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is dangerous for you and others. This is why regular inspection and measuring of the state of your brake pads is essential.
How do I know if my brake pads need replacing?
Squealing brakes can be a warning that your brake pads are getting thin; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which will scratch on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises 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 Mortdale Automotive Services 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 need replacing. We can also advise 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 change because of a number of reasons such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out too often your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I do my own brake pad replacement?
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.
Mortdale Automotive Services 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