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 vital to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need repairs.
Brakes with poor maintenance affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting your life 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 important component of your braking system and they are a part that you should definitely be maintaining. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors in order for your car to stop. So your brake pads are working really hard, really often.
The force they have to exert to halt a moving vehicle is enormous and gives off a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking and that can mean danger on the road. This is why regular check-ups and testing of the condition of your brake pads is important.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know when it's time for a Brake Pad Replacement?
Brakes that squeal can be a warning that your brake pads are worn down; 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, you should never wait until you hear noises to get your pads looked at, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that unusual brake sounds 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 Metcalfe Automotive Centre 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 let you know if they require replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving conditions.
How often should I replace my brake pads ?
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary due to a number of elements such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out too often 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 trained technicians 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.
Metcalfe Automotive 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