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 far more central to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need repairs.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting lives at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident that your brakes will be working properly 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 you're brake maintenance is 100% - call a professional. Today.
Your brake pads are an important part of your braking system and they are a part that you should definitely be maintaining. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors in order for your car to stop.
This means your brake pads are working really hard, all the time.. The amount of pressure they have to exert to pull up a moving vehicle is massive and generates a lot of heat which erodes the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is dangerous for you and others. That's why regular assessments of the state 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?
Squealing brakes are an indicator that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which will scratch on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, causing that high pitch noise. However, isn't any reason to wait until you hear noises to get your pads looked, we advise having your brakes inspected at every service.
It is important to remember that brake noises are not just caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Echuca Service Centre 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 inform you 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 live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This changes according to 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 heavier duty or heat resistant brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Is brake pad replacement something I can do?
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 keyto your safety as your braking system.
Echuca Service Centre 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