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Brake Pad Wear and Uneven Wear HAC Brakes Rockhampton


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How long will your brake pads last?


Brake pads are essential to your vehicle’s operation. So, when one set of pads wears down faster than the other, it’s more than annoying — it could also compromise your car’s stopping power and cause you to need replacements prematurely! Here, we’ll learn about brake pad wear, causes, and what to do if you think some pads are wearing faster than others.

 

Possible Uneven Brake Pad Wear Causes


Front and rear brake pads naturally wear differently. When your vehicle is moving, the forward momentum tends to put more strain on the front brakes, which can cause them to wear faster than the rear brakes.

However, if your brakes are wearing faster on one side of your vehicle – the driver’s side vs. the passenger side, for instance – the issue is a bit more complicated.

Issues with the brake caliper The brake caliper’s job is to push the brake pads against the rotors, thereby slowing the car’s wheels and stopping the vehicle. Sometimes, brake calipers can get stuck, which can cause the brake pads to stay pressed against the rotors and wear down faster than usual.

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Issues with the surface of the rotor In some cases, brake rotors can wear unevenly, causing what’s known as Disc Thickness Variation (DTV). DTV can be caused by different factors, such as sticking calipers, rust, slamming on the brakes frequently, or dirt and debris getting stuck between the pad and the rotor.

Misalignment in the brake pads For brake pads to work, they must be aligned evenly so that the entire pad is evenly squeezing the rotor. However, brake pads can sometimes become misaligned – think “\|” vs. “| |” – which can cause them to wear faster.

If you suspect your brake pads are wearing on one side only, bring your vehicle into Highway Auto Care Rockhampton for a free brake inspection. Our experts will assess what’s causing the uneven brake wear, so you can get back on the road with good brakes.

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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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If Your Vehicle Is Out Of Warranty?


Are you looking for quality, value and convenience? Then look no further. We offer a first-class service and repair facility and provide you with a dealer type service at independent garage prices.

At Highway Auto Rockhampton we undertake all types of work, from servicing, replacing timing belts and full engine diagnostics to electronic management and service warning light reset. All work on your vehicle will be carried out to the very highest standard using approved parts.

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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Page Summary: Brake Pad Wear and Uneven Wear HAC Brakes Rockhampton. How long will your brake pads last? Possible Uneven Brake Pad Wear Causes. Issues with the brake caliper. Issues with the surface of the rotor. Misalignment in the brake pads. Brake pads are wearing on one side only. Free under hood checks. Free expert advice. Custom servicing plans.
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