Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people consider when it comes to being safe, but focusing on brake maintenance is far more vital to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need repairs.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting lives at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident 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 you're brake maintenance is 100% - call a professional. Today.
Your brake pads are a vital factor of your braking system and they are a part that you your shouldn’t disregard. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors which causes your vehicle to stop.
This means hard work for your brake pads, everytime you stop.. The amount of pressure needed to stop a moving vehicle is enormous and produces a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. That's why regular examination and testing of your brake pad's condition is necessary.
Click on the questions below for answers to our FAQ's
Are there signs my brake pads need replacing?
Brakes that squeal are an indication that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which will scratch on the disc when your brake pads are wearing out, 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 noisy brakes 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 Hormans Service Centre 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 inform you if they call for replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your environment 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 vary according to a number of causes such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. 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 keyto your safety as your braking system.
Hormans Service Centre 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
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