Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is much more essential to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Brakes with poor maintenance reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting lives at risk.
Regular brake maintenance allows you to have peace of mind knowing that your brakes will work when you need them most; In an emergency situation!
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 part of your braking system and they are a part that you should monitor on a regular basis. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction and this friction makes your car stop. So your brake pads work really hard, really often.
The force they need to apply to stop a moving vehicle is huge and gives off a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is dangerous on the roads. And so regular check-ups and testing of the condition of your brake pads is essential.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know when my brake pads need to be replaced?
Squealing brakes are a sign that your brake pads are wearing thin; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn out, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to wait until you hear noises to get your pads inspected, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that noisy brakes 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 Pacific Garage we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our inspection we inspect the brake pads for wear and tell you if they need replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How often should I replace my brake pads ?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary due 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 replace my own brake pads?
Some things are best left to experienced mechanics 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.
Pacific Garage 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