Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people consider when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is far more essential to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Brakes with poor maintenance affect your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting you and your family at risk.
Regular brake maintenance allows you to have peace of mind knowing that your brakes will work when you need them most; In an emergency situation!
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 component of your braking system and they are a part that you should pay attention to. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors which causes your car to stop.Brake pads work really hard, really often.
The amount of pressure they need to apply to stop a moving vehicle is massive and creates a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. Which is why regular testing and inspection of your brake pad's condition is necessary.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes are a sign that your brake pads are worn out; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which will scrape on the disc when your brake pads are getting worn, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised to wait until you hear noises to get your pads looked at, we advise 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 Renmark Auto Service we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report with every car service. As part of this inspection we inspect the brake pads for wear, and will tell you if they need replacing. We can also recommend the right type of pad for your environment and driving style.
How long before I will need to replace the brake pads?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary due to a number of reasons such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out too often your mechanic might advise using a heavier duty or heat resistant brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I change the brake pads myself?
Some things are best left to an expert 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.
Renmark Auto Service 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