Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people talk about when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is far more essential to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldn't need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance allows you to feel confident 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 should defintiely be monitoring. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors and this friction makes your car stop.Which means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop.
The amount of pressure required to pull up a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking and that can mean danger on the road. Which is why regular inspection and measuring of your brake pad's condition is important.
How do I know if my brake pads need replacing?
Brakes that squeal can be a sign that your brake pads are wearing thin; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which will scratch on the disc when your brake pads are wearing out, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason 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 noisy brakes 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 Prompt Auto Repairs 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 recommend the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This is dependant on a number of causes such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Is brake pad replacement something I can do?
Some things are best left to trained technicians 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.
Prompt Auto Repairs 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