Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people consider when it comes to being safe, but considering brake maintenance is much more important to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt require repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will affect your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting your life 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 key factor 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 which causes your vehicle to stop. This means hard work for your brake pads, everytime you stop. The force they have to exert to halt a moving vehicle is enormous and produces 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 testing of the condition of your brake pads is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs my brake pads need replacing?
If your brakes squeal - that can be an indicator that your brake pads are wearing down; 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, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads looked at, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that unusual brake sounds 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 West Car Clinic we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our report we inspect the brake pads for wear and advise you if they need replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving style and conditions.
How often should I replace my brake pads ?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ due to a number of factors such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely your mechanic might advise using a heavier duty or heat resistant brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I replace my own brake pads?
Some things are best left to an expert 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.
West Car Clinic 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