Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is much more essential to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting your life at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can relax 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 important element 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 and this friction makes your car stop. Brake pads work really hard, really often.
The force they have to exert to stop a moving vehicle is enormous and gives off a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is dangerous on the roads. And so regular testing and inspection of the condition of your brake pads is important.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Brakes that squeal are a warning that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them that scrapes 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 assessed, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises 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 Drysdale Motors 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 advise you if they call for replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving conditions.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ due to a number of factors such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely 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 trained technicians 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.
Drysdale Motors 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