Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people talk about 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.
Poorly 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 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 vital part of your braking system and they are a part that you should definitely be maintaining. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction which causes your vehicle to stop. This means your brake pads are working really hard, all the time.
The force required to halt a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking and that can mean danger on the road. And so regular assessments of your brake pad's condition is necessary.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Brakes that squeal can be an indication that your brake pads are getting 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, you should never wait until you hear noises to get your pads looked at, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that noisy brakes 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 Kogarah Bay Automotive we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our Report we inspect the brake pads for wear and inform you if they want 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 differ due to a number of causes such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a heavier duty or heat resistant 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.
Kogarah Bay Automotive 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