Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but considering brake maintenance is much more vital to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting lives 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 key factor 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 in order for your car to stop. So your brake pads work really hard, really often.
The force they have to exert to stop a moving vehicle is extreme and creates a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous on the roads. This is why consistent testing and assessments of your brake pad's condition is necessary.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes are a warning that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which will scratch on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t indicate that you should 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 unusual brake sounds 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 Uphill Automotive 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 local conditions and driving style.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can change because of a number of causes such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely 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 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.
Uphill Automotive 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