Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is much more important to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Badly maintained brakes affect your ability to stop swiftly 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 a key part of your braking system and they are a part that you should pay attention to. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors which causes your car to stop. Brake pads work really hard, really often.
The force they use to halt a moving vehicle is huge and creates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous for you and others. And so regular examination and testing of the condition of your brake pads is crucial.
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 indication that your brake pads are wearing thin; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn out, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to 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 just caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Westside Mechanical we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our inspection we inspect the brake pads for wear and inform you if they call for replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving conditions.
How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live for anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary due to a number of factors such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I DIY my brake pads 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 significant to your safety as your braking system.
Westside Mechanical 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