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. Properly maintained brakes shouldn't need repairs.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop rapidly 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 neglect. 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 amount of pressure that is required of them to pull up a moving vehicle is massive and creates a lot of heat that causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking and that can mean danger on the road. That's why regular inspection and measuring of the condition of your brake pads is necessary.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes are an indication that your brake pads are wearing down; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing down, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t indicate that you should 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 only caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At LeFevre Auto Repairs 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 need replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your driving conditions.
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 factors such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out early your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I change the brake pads myself?
Some things are best left to trained technicians 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.
LeFevre Auto Repairs 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