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Brake Pad and Disc Change HAC Budget Brakes Rockhampton

The front brakes on your vehicle do all the work. The average cost of having your front brake pads and disc rotors replaced starts at around $290.

Brake discs and brake pads life cycle

If you feel pulsing in the brake pedal and vibration in the steering wheel when you slow down, your brake disc rotors could be signalling trouble.

Know when to replace brake pads

No matter how cautiously you drive and care for your brake pads, you’ll need to have them replaced at some time or another. Replacing your brake pads at the right time can even save you money! Take it from Steve (Highway Auto Manager), “If you let your brake pads wear down they get hotter and they ruin the rotors. When they ruin the rotors, that becomes a big job. Most manufacturers put little brake squealers on there. They’re little metal clips and when the brake pad gets too close, that squealer comes in contact with the rotor. Listening for noises is very important, but replacing the brake pads early enough will save the rotors. If you save the rotors, you save money.”

Grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes can indicate a problem with your car brakes that should be addressed. You should also take action if your brake pedal feels spongy or if your steering wheel is shaking. If you've noticed any of these common signs of brake problems, bring your car into Highway Auto Brakes Rockhampton. Your car brakes help ensure road safety and avoid collisions with other objects or vehicles on a daily basis and you must take care of this critical component of your car.

When you press down on the brake pedal, does it feel spongy and soft? Spongy brakes are an indication that air is present in your brake fluid, and the brake fluid needs to be bled, or removed of air. A brake fluid change will also be part of the process to fix soft brake pedal problems.

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Brake Disc and Pads

How long do brake pads last?

How long do you think the brake pads on your vehicle should last?

The truth is, there’s no easy answer for how long brake pads should last. That’s because it’s different for every driver and driving style—similar to how different driving habits can burn fuel faster than others. Quick starts, short trips, city driving: all burn fuel faster than smooth and steady highway driving.

The same general principle applies to your brake pads. Manufacturers offer a wide range for the effective “life” of their brake pads, typically between 40,000 and 65,000 kilometers. But the way you drive will have a big impact on brake pad wear. If you want to get the most life out of your brake pads, consider the following suggestions:

An Independent workshop can conduct more affordable services and repairs compared to major dealers, so long as the operations carried out by these workshops are in accordance with the manufacturer’s servicing schedules and the replacement parts used are of appropriate quality.
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Help your brake pads last longer

1.) Slow Down. Driving fast goes with braking fast, a reaction like melting butter. That fast braking generates a lot of friction, which increases wear on your brake pads and shortens their lifespan. Driving fast also burns more fuel, so it’ll wear out your wallet too!

2.) Don’t Ride Your Brakes. Heading down a steep hill? Don’t push the brake pedal all the way down. Instead, downshift (if you drive a manual) if you want to slow your roll and work on perfecting the art of coasting (if you drive an automatic).

3.) Lose Some Weight. Shed extra pounds, if possible. Driving around with a heavy load means your brake pads have to work harder to stop your vehicle. Sometimes you can’t avoid this, like when you’re driving around with friends or moving furniture. Other times, though, you can avoid it! Removing anything from your trunk, backseat, and/or roof cargo carrier that you don’t need can help give your brakes a much-deserved break. Less weight means you will improve fuel economy, too!

4.)Use “Engine Braking”. When you see that you’ll have to brake shortly, whether from a red light or heavy traffic, take your foot off the accelerator. Doing this disengages the engine and lightens the load on your brakes when you do eventually have to stop. “Engine braking,” as it’s called, helps slow your car without applying the brakes. This means less wear and less heat on your brake pads and brake system!

Brakes and Tyres are Your Stopping Power

Your Brakes are the most important component of your vehicle. At Highway Auto Rockhampton we offer a no obligation inspection to make sure that your brakes are working at their best.

According to a study by the NRMA, bad brakes are partially to blame for approximately 22% of crashes caused by vehicle-related conditions (second only to tyre problems, which account for 35% of such crashes).

Since crashes can severely shorten your vehicle’s lifespan (and compromise your safety), it’s vital to take care of any car issues that could heighten your risk for collisions! Get your tyres and brakes checked during a Complete Vehicle Inspection at the first sign of common tyre problems or brake issues to help you steer clear of performance problems that can affect your safety on the road.

Additionally, a complete vehicle inspection can give you a more in-depth look at your car’s inner workings, helping you make more informed service and repair decisions!

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Our team of super skilled technicians have many years of industry experience, always upskilling and offer a full range of automotive solutions combined with old-fashioned, friendly and reliable service.
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