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 far more important to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Poorly maintained brakes affect your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance allows you to have peace of mind knowing that your brakes will work when you need them most; In an emergecy situation!
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 component of your braking system and they are a part that you you shouldn’t ignore. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors and this friction makes your car stop.This means hard work for your brake pads, everytime you stop..
The amount of pressure that is required of them to halt a moving vehicle is enormous and gives off a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous for you and others. That's why regular inspection and measuring of your brake pad's condition is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know when it's time for a Brake Pad Replacement?
Brakes that squeal are a warning that your brake pads are getting thin; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which will scrape on the disc when your brake pads are getting worn, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads looked at, we advise 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 Orient Street Motors 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 let you know if they require replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This changes according to a number of causes such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. 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 mechanics and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as important to your safety as your braking system.
Orient Street Motors 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