Hero image

Do you know what's stopping you?

Brake repairs is what many people tend to think about when it comes to being safe on the roads, but concentrating on regular brake maintenance is much more vital to your overall safety.

Maintaining your brakes properly means not waiting until they need repairs but having them checked on a regular basis to help avoid any unseen or unexpected problems which might impact your ability to brake safely and efficiently should the need arise.

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 like Port Adelaide Auto Repairs without delay;

  • Quality Workmanship: We are well known for our quality workmanship and attention to detail
  • Timely Delivery: If we say your car will be ready at a particular day and time, we will fulfill our promise
  • Ongoing Training: We invest time and money into furthering our skills and education
  • Branded Materials: Our materials and equipment are all tried and tested leading brands

Brake Maintenance - Brake Pads

Brakes that squeal can be a warning that your brake pads are wearing out. Many good quality brake pads have a small metal piece embedded in them designed to purposely scratch on the disc when your brake pads are degraded, causing that high pitch noise. However, it's not advised to wait until you hear noises to get your pads assessed, we recommend having your brakes inspected at every service.

Brake Pads can last for anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This changes according to a number of reasons such as; driving conditions and style, regular heavy loads. If your brake pads are wearing out ahead of time your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.

At Port Adelaide Auto Repairs 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 let you know if they require replacing. We can also advise the right pad for your environment and driving style.

Brake maintenance - Fluid flushing

Brake fluid provides the pressure needed by the brake pads to stop your car. It also helps prolong the lifespan of your various brake components by helping to prevent corrosion. Most people know that it is imperative to keep the brake fluid level topped up, but did you know that you should also have the entire system flushed regularly to replace old brake fluid and prevent excessive moisture in the fluid?

A brake fluid flush can be done as part of a scheduled service - but sometimes we may suggest you need one outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.

Port Adelaide Auto Repairs are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty;

  • Brake Pad Inspection or Replacement
  • Disc Machining or Replacement
  • Drum Machining or Replacement
  • Brake Cable Replacements
  • Brake System Inspection
  • Replacing Hydraulic Fluid
  • Master Cylinder Testing

Alongside several other parts, brake pads make up the braking system to keep you safe on the road. The other parts to a car's brake system include the brake pedal, power booster, master cylinder, disc calliper, wheel cylinder assembly, drums, disc rotors, brake fluid and brake fluid lines, hand brake and electric modules.

Brakes are a critical safety system of a car and should only be touched by your mechanic. All components of the braking system require regular upkeep maintenance. Port Adelaide Auto Repairs carries out brake pad replacement on most popular car makes and models talk to us today. After all - Just what is stopping you?

Expert car service

Let's get started with your booking.

Having your rego allows us to accurately quote for you.

Related articles

Thumbnail for Brake and clutch
Brake and clutch

When it comes to brakes, you should'nt wait until brake repairs are necessary, get tested regularly.  

Read more
Thumbnail for The next generation of braking is here
The next generation of braking is here

The next generation of braking is here with the Repco RCT pads

Read more
Thumbnail for Brake fluid - what is it and why do I need it?
Brake fluid - what is it and why do I need it?

Without the brake fluid your brakes quite simply would not work.

Read more