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. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Brakes with poor maintenance decrease your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting you and your passenger's 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 vital component 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 in order for your car to stop. This means hard work for your brake pads, everytime you stop.
The force that is required of them to stop a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which erodes the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is dangerous on the roads. And so regular check-ups and testing of your brake pad's condition is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know if my brake pads need replacing?
Squealing brakes are an indicator that your brake pads are worn out; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which will scratch 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 inspected, 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 Blenks Automotive & Performance 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 will tell you if they call for 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 change according to a number of elements such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out too often 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 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.
Blenks Automotive & Performance 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