Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is much more essential to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Badly maintained brakes affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting your life at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can relax knowing that your brakes will be working correctly 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 major element of your braking system and they are a part that you should definitely be maintaining. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction in order for your car to stop. So your brake pads are working really hard, really often.
The force needed to halt a moving vehicle is enormous and gives off a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking and that can mean danger on the road. And so regular inspection and measuring of the condition of your brake pads is essential.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes are a sign that your brake pads are worn out; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which will scrape on the disc when your brake pads are getting worn, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads checked, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises are not just caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Angel Auto Services 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 advise you if they call for replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving conditions.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can change according to a number of reasons such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. 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 replace my own brake pads?
Some things are best left to trained 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.
Angel Auto Services 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