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 essential to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will affect your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting you and your family 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 an important factor of your braking system and they are a part that you you shouldn’t ignore. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors in order for your car to stop.So your brake pads are working really hard, really often..
The amount of pressure they use to stop a moving vehicle is enormous and gives off a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is dangerous for you and others. That's why regular inspection and measuring of the state of your brake pads is crucial.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?
Squealing brakes are an indication that your brake pads are ready for a change; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to 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 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 Kinnane`s Car Clinic 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 call for replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your environment and driving style.
How long before I will need to replace the brake pads?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can change according to a number of reasons such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out too often your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I do my own brake pad replacement?
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 essential to your safety as your braking system.
Kinnane`s Car Clinic 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