Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people talk about when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is much more central to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Brakes with poor maintenance affect your ability to stop rapidly 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 a main factor of your braking system and they are a part that you you should never neglect. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors which causes your car to stop. Which means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop.
The force they have to exert to stop a moving vehicle is extreme and gives off a lot of heat which erodes the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. And so regular check-ups and testing of the state of your brake pads is essential.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes are an indicator that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises 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 D & D Mechanical & 4WD 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 inform you if they require replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary according to a number of reasons such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a heavier duty or heat resistant brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Is brake pad replacement something I can do?
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 key to your safety as your braking system.
D & D Mechanical & 4WD 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