Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is much more vital to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Poorly maintained brakes affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting you and your family 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 your 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 your should never disregard. Brake pads compress against your brake rotors to create friction which causes your vehicle to stop. So your brake pads are working really hard, really often. The force required to pull up a moving vehicle is enormous 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. And so regular examination and testing of the state of your brake pads is essential.
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
If your brakes squeal - that can be a sign that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing out, 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 brake noises are not always caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Topline Automotive Services 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 will tell you if they want replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How often should I replace my brake pads ?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This is dependant on a number of factors such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out too often 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 technicians 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.
Topline Automotive Services 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