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 far more important to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Poorly maintained brakes decrease your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting you and your passenger's 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 a major component of your braking system and they are a part that you should definitely be maintaining. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors which causes your vehicle to stop. This means hard work for your brake pads, everytime you stop. The amount of pressure they need to apply to halt a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking and that can mean danger on the road. Which is why consistent testing and assessments of your brake pad's condition is important.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know when my brake pads need to be replaced?
If your brakes squeal - that can be an indication that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which will scratch 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 advise having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that unusual brake sounds are not always caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Power Drive Automotive Repairs 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 want replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your driving style and conditions.
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 factors 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 replace my own brake pads?
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.
Power Drive Automotive Repairs 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