Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is far more central to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need repairs.
Poorly maintained brakes affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting you and your family at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident that your brakes will be working correctly 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 factor of your braking system and they are a part that you should monitor on a regular basis. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors which causes your vehicle to stop.Which means brake pads work really hard, really often..
The amount of pressure that is required of them to stop a moving vehicle is extreme and gives off a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous on the roads. That's why regular inspection and measuring of the state of your brake pads is essential.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know when it's time for a Brake Pad Replacement?
If your brakes squeal - that can be a warning that your brake pads are due for an assessment; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which will scratch on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, 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 only caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Palmerston Mechanical Centre we offer a free 65 Point Safety Check with every car service. As part of our Safety Check we inspect the brake pads for wear and inform you if they call for 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 change because of a number of causes such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely 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 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.
Palmerston Mechanical Centre 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
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