Brake Pad Replacement
Working brakes save lives
Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but thinking about brake maintenance is far more vital to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need repairs.
Neglecting your brakes maintenance will reduce your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting you and your family 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 a vital element 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 which causes your car to stop.Brake pads work really hard, really often. .
The amount of pressure they need to apply to halt a moving vehicle is extreme and generates a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.
Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. That's 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
Are there signs my brake pads need replacing?
Squealing brakes are an indication that your brake pads are worn down; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are getting thin, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised to 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 only caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.
At Duffy's Automotive Tamworth 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 require replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your driving style and conditions.
How often should my Brake pads be replaced?
Brake Pads can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ according to a number of causes such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. 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 DIY my brake pads replacement?
Some things are best left to an expert and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as important to your safety as your braking system.
Duffy's Automotive Tamworth 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