Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but concentrating on brake maintenance is much more vital to your safety. Maintaining your brakes means not waiting until they need repairs.
Brakes with poor maintenance reduce your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting lives 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 essential element of your braking system and they are a part that you should never be overlooked. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors which causes your car to stop.This means hard work for your brake pads, everytime you stop.
The force required to pull up a moving vehicle is huge and gives off a lot of heat which erodes the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous on the roads. This is why regular inspection and testing of the condition of your brake pads is necessary.
How do I know when it's time for a Brake Pad Replacement?
Squealing brakes can be a warning that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, causing that high pitch noise. However, you should never wait until you hear noises to get your pads inspected, we recommend 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 Gejay Automotive 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 advise you if they need replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving conditions.
How long before I will need to replace the brake pads?
Brake Pads can live for anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary due to a number of influences such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
Can I change the brake pads myself?
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.
Gejay 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