Brake Pad Replacement


Working brakes save lives

Brake repairs are what many people consider when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is far more vital to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.

Brakes with poor maintenance affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting lives 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.

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Brake Pads

Your brake pads are a key part of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be overlooked. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction in order for your car to stop. This means hard work for your brake pads, everytime you stop.
The amount of pressure needed to halt a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which erodes the brake pads.

Worn brake pads means ineffective braking and that can mean danger on the road. That's why regular assessments of the state 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 getting thin; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn out, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised 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 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 Automotive Instincts we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our Vehicle Inspection we inspect the brake pads for wear and tell you if they require replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your driving style and conditions.

How often should my Brake pads be replaced?

Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary according to a number of reasons 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 do my own brake pad replacement?

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 essential to your safety as your braking system.

Automotive Instincts 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

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