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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 essential to your safety. When your brakes are properly maintained they shouldn't need to be repaired.

Brakes with poor maintenance decrease your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting lives at risk.

Regular brake maintenance allows you to feel confident knowing 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.

Brake pads

Your brake pads are a key factor of your braking system and they are a part that you should monitor on a regular basis. Brake pads compress to create friction on your brake rotors which causes your car to stop. This means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop. The amount of pressure they use to stop a moving vehicle is massive and gives off a lot of heat which causes wear on the brake pads.

Worn brake pads means less effective braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. Which is why regular assessments of the condition of your brake pads is crucial.

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 implanted in them which will scratch 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 brake noises 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 Marjac Automotive we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection with every car service. As part of our Vehicle Inspection, we inspect the brake pads for wear and inform you if they require replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your local conditions and driving style.

How regularly should my brake pads be replaced?

Brake pads can live for anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km. This can vary due to a number of influences such as driving conditions, driving style, or if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out early, your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.

Can I replace my own brake pads?

Some things are best left to the experts 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.

Marjac Automotive 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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