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 concentrating on brake maintenance is far more essential to your safety. Properly maintained brakes shouldnt need to be repaired.

Badly maintained brakes decrease your ability to stop rapidly and safely, putting lives 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 your brake maintenance is 100% - call a professional. Today.

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Brake Pads

Your brake pads are a key element 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 vehicle to stop. So your brake pads are working really hard, really often.
The amount of pressure they have to exert to halt a moving vehicle is massive and gives off a lot of heat which slowly degrades the brake pads.

Worn brake pads means ineffective braking and that can mean danger on the road. That's why regular check-ups and testing of your brake pad's condition is crucial.

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

Squealing brakes can be a sign that your brake pads are wearing out; many pads have a small metal piece embedded in them that scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing out, causing that high pitch noise. However, it isn't a reason to wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we advise having your brakes inspected at every service.

It is important to remember that unusual brake sounds 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 Rawson Motors 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 inform you 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 vary because of a number of influences such as; regular heavy loads, driving style and conditions. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely 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 trained mechanics 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.


Rawson Motors 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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