Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is far more central to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Poorly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting lives 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 vital element of your braking system and they are a part that you you shouldn’t ignore. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors which causes your car to stop. This means your brake pads are working really hard, all the time. The amount of pressure needed to stop a moving vehicle is enormous and generates a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. Which is why regular assessments of the condition of your brake pads is crucial.
How do I know when my brake pads need to be replaced?
Squealing brakes can be a sign that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece set into them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we advise 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 Lismore Automotive Service 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 tell you if they want replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How often should I replace my brake pads ?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can change because of a number of factors such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I DIY my brake pads replacement?
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 essential to your safety as your braking system.
Lismore Automotive Service 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