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. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldnt need to be repaired.
Badly maintained brakes reduce your ability to stop swiftly and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.
Regular brake maintenance means that you can be confident 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 a major component 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 in order for your car to stop.This means your brake pads are working really hard, all the time..
The amount of pressure necessary to pull up a moving vehicle is massive and generates a lot of heat that 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 inspection and measuring of your brake pad's condition is crucial.
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 an indicator that your brake pads are worn out; many pads have a small metal piece set into them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are degraded, causing that high pitch noise. However, you should never 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 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 KATS Automotive Services 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 will tell you if they want 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 can last anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can vary according to a number of reasons such as; driving style, local conditions, towing heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out too often your mechanic might advise using a heavier duty or heat resistant 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 key to your safety as your braking system.
KATS Automotive Services 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
Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 7:30AM to 5:00PM