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 far more important to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting your life 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 main component of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be ignored. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors which causes your vehicle to stop.So your brake pads are working really hard, really often..
The amount of pressure that is required of them to halt a moving vehicle is extreme and produces a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking and that can mean danger on the road. That's 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
How do I know if my brake pads need replacing?
Squealing brakes can be an indication 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 wearing down, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t indicate that you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads inspected, 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 Hervey Bay Service 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 tell you if they need replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary according to a number of influences such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. 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 change the brake pads myself ?
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 important to your safety as your braking system.
Hervey Bay Service 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