Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people talk about when it comes to being safe, but considering brake maintenance is far more essential to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Poorly maintained brakes decrease your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting you and your passenger's 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 emergecy 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 part of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be ignored. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction which causes your car to stop.So your brake pads are working really hard, really often..
The amount of pressure needed to stop a moving vehicle is massive and creates a lot of heat that causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is dangerous on the roads. That's why regular testing and inspection of your brake pad's condition is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs my brake pads need replacing?
Brakes that squeal are a warning that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing down, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to wait until you hear noises to get your pads checked, we advise having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises 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 Harry`s Auto Care we offer a free 65 Point Safety Check with every car service. As part of our Safety Check we inspect the brake pads for wear and advise you if they need replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ according to a number of influences such as; driving conditions and style, regular 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 change the brake pads myself ?
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 significant to your safety as your braking system.
Harry`s Auto Care 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