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Brake Pad Replacement

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Working brakes save lives

Brake repairs are what many people think about when it comes to being safe, but considering brake maintenance is much more important to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need repairs.

Brakes with poor maintenance affect your ability to stop quickly and safely, putting you and your passenger's 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.

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Brake Pads

Your brake pads are a vital part of your braking system and they are a part that you you should never neglect. Friction is caused when the brake pads compress against the brake rotors in order for your car to stop.

Which means brake pads work really hard, really often. The force they have to exert to pull up a moving vehicle is enormous and generates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads.

Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is dangerous for you and others. And so regular inspection and measuring of your brake pad's condition is important.

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Are there signs a brake pad replacement is due?

Brakes that squeal are an indicator that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing down, causing that high pitch noise. However, this doesn’t mean you should wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.

It is important to remember that unusual brake sounds 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 Approved Automotive Services 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 tell you if they want replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your driving conditions.

How often should my Brake pads be replaced?

Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can change according to a number of factors such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out too often your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.

Can I do my own brake pad 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 essentialto your safety as your braking system.

Approved 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

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