Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is far more essential to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Poorly maintained brakes decrease your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting lives 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 part of your braking system and they are a part that you should monitor on a regular basis. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors in order for your car to stop.Which means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop.
The amount of pressure that is required of them to halt a moving vehicle is massive and gives off a lot of heat that causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is dangerous on the roads. That's why regular check-ups and testing of the state of your brake pads is crucial.
How do I know when it's time for a Brake Pad Replacement?
Brakes that squeal are a warning that your brake pads are wearing down; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing down, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised 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 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 Total Car Care 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 will 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 live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary because of a number of influences such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out early your mechanic might advise using a heavier duty or heat resistant brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I DIY my brake pads replacement?
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 significant to your safety as your braking system.
Total Car Care 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