Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people talk about when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is far more central to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Poorly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting you and your passenger's 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 major component 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.Which means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop..
The amount of pressure needed to stop a moving vehicle is enormous and generates a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous on the roads. That's why regular inspection and measuring of the state of your brake pads is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know when my brake pads need to be replaced?
Squealing brakes are an indicator that your brake pads are getting thin; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which will scrape on the disc when your brake pads are worn out, causing that high pitch noise. However, you should never 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 just caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Eagle Auto Care 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 advise you if they need replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your local conditions 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 can change because of a number of elements such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Is brake pad replacement something I can do?
Some things are best left to the experts and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as key to your safety as your braking system.
Eagle Auto Care 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