Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is much more central to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.
Brakes with poor maintenance decrease your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting your life at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident 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 main element of your braking system and they are a part that you should defintiely be monitoring. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors in order for your car to stop.Which means brake pads work really hard, really often..
The force they use to stop a moving vehicle is enormous and creates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is dangerous on the roads. This is why regular examination and testing of the condition of your brake pads is essential.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know if my brake pads need replacing?
Squealing brakes can be an indication that your brake pads are getting thin; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are degraded, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t indicate that 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 noisy brakes 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 Memmott`s Automotive 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 will tell you if they need replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live for anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ according to a number of factors such as; driving style, local conditions, towing 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.
Can I DIY my brake pads replacement?
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.
Memmott`s 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