Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is far more essential to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident that your brakes will be working properly 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 component of your braking system and they are a part that you should defintiely be monitoring. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction which causes your car to stop. Which means brake pads work really hard, really often.
The amount of pressure they have to exert to halt a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is dangerous for you and others. Which is why regular examination and testing of the state of your brake pads is crucial.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes can be a sign that your brake pads are worn out; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which will scrape on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, causing that high pitch noise. However, you should never wait until you hear noises to get your pads checked, 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 Chris`s Mechanical 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 need 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 last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This changes according to a number of factors such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I do my own brake pad replacement?
Some things are best left to the experts 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.
Chris`s Mechanical 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