Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people consider when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is far more important to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Brakes with poor maintenance decrease your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident 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 main factor 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 and this friction makes your car stop.So your brake pads work really hard, really often..
The amount of pressure needed to pull up a moving vehicle is massive and generates a lot of heat that causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. Which is why regular testing and inspection of your brake pad's condition is essential.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know when my brake pads need to be replaced?
If your brakes squeal - that can be an indicator that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which will scrape on the disc when your brake pads are worn out, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to wait until you hear noises to get your pads inspected, we advise having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that noisy brakes 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 Combined Automotive Services 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 let you know if they want replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your driving style and conditions.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary according to a number of reasons such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. 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 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 important to your safety as your braking system.
Combined Automotive 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