Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people discuss when it comes to being safe, but considering brake maintenance is far more central to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will decrease your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can relax knowing that your brakes will be working correctly 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 element of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be ignored. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors and this friction makes your car stop. So your brake pads are working really hard, really often..
The amount of pressure necessary to halt a moving vehicle is enormous and produces a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking and that can mean danger on the road. Which is why regular testing and inspection of the condition of your brake pads is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
How do I know if my brake pads need replacing?
Squealing brakes can be a sign that your brake pads are ready for a change; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t indicate that you should 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 always caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Hycraft Automotive 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 require replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ due to a number of influences such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I DIY my brake pads replacement?
Some things are best left to experienced mechanics 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.
Hycraft Automotive 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