Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty.
This means hard work for your brake pads every time you stop. The amount of pressure needed to halt a moving vehicle is huge and creates a lot of heat which wears down the brake pads. Worn brake pads means impaired braking which is hazardous to you and others on the road. Which is why regular assessments of the state of your brake pads is important.
Your brake pads have a generous lifespan but it does depend on a few variables. For example, city drivers tend to have brakes with a shorter lifespan because they use brakes more to stop and start.
If your brakes squeal - that can be a warning that your brake pads are wearing thin: many pads have a small metal piece set into them which scrapes on the disc when your brake pads are wearing out, causing that high pitch noise. However, this isn't a reason 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 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 Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our Vehicle Inspection we inspect the brake pads for wear and advise you if they want replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your environment and driving style.
Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This can differ due to a number of reasons such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely your mechanic might advise using a special heavy duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.
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 key to your safety as your braking system. Give Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service a call when it's time for a brake pad change and let us give you the peace of mind knowing it was done by a qualified professional.
Modern cars are built to come to a stop through a set of heat-resistant pads gripping the spinning brake rotor. Using friction, the wheel starts to slow down and eventually stop. Naturally over time the brake pads reduce in efficiency and so does their ability to stop the vehicle.
Your brake pads have a generous lifespan but it does depend on a few variables. For example, city drivers tend to have brakes with a shorter lifespan because they use brakes more to stop and start. When it comes to a matter of safety such as brakes, it's important to take it to a professional as soon as you notice something out of the ordinary.