Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people consider when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is much more important to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Brakes with poor maintenance reduce your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting your life 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 a key element of your braking system and they are a part that you you should never neglect. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors and this friction makes your car stop. So your brake pads are working really hard, really often.
The force necessary to pull up a moving vehicle is huge and creates a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. And so regular inspection and measuring of the state of your brake pads is crucial.
How do I know if my brake pads need replacing?
Brakes that squeal can be an indication that your brake pads are worn thin; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are degraded, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t indicate that 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 always caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Brighton Tyre & 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 tell you if they want replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This is dependant on a number of influences such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I change the brake pads myself?
Some things are best left to the experts and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as important to your safety as your braking system.
Brighton Tyre & 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