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 much more vital to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Poorly maintained brakes decrease your ability to stop rapidly 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 a vital part of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be overlooked. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction and this friction makes your car stop. Which means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop.
The force necessary to halt a moving vehicle is massive and gives off a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. And so regular examination and testing of the condition of your brake pads is crucial.
How do I know when my brake pads need to be replaced?
Brakes that squeal can be a warning that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which will scratch on the disc when your brake pads are degraded, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised to 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 unusual brake sounds 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 Dufty Automotive Services 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 let you know if they require 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 live for anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This changes according to a number of reasons 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 heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I replace my own brake pads?
Some things are best left to experienced mechanics and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as key to your safety as your braking system.
Dufty Automotive Services 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