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Brake Pad Replacement

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Working brakes save lives

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

Brakes with poor maintenance reduce your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting your life 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.

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Brake Pads

Your brake pads are a key 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 car to stop. Brake pads work really hard, really often.
The force required to halt a moving vehicle is extreme and creates a lot of heat that causes wear on the brake pads.

Worn brake pads means ineffective braking which is dangerous for you and others. And so regular inspection and testing of the state of your brake pads is essential.

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How do I know when it's time for a Brake Pad Replacement?

Brakes that squeal can be an indicator that your brake pads are due for a change; many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are worn down, causing that high pitch noise. However, you should never 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 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 Southeast Auto we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our inspection report we inspect the brake pads for wear and will tell you if they call for replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your environment and driving style.

How often should I replace my brake pads ?

Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ due to a number of reasons such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out early your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.

Can I replace my own brake pads?

Some things are best left to trained technicians 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.

Southeast Auto 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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