Brakes are one of, if not the most vital safety mechanisms in your car. They are your first line of defence in preventing accidents on the road. Here at South Melbourne Tyres, your safety is our priority. Our team specialises in brake pad replacement, servicing and repairs in Melbourne.
How often should you have your car’s brakes checked?
How often you should have your car’s brakes checked depends on how much, and to what conditions, you drive your car. As a general rule of thumb, you should have your brakes checked every six to 12 months, usually at the time of service. Regular inspections are important to avoid costly brake repairs down the track.
Signs your car’s brakes need to be replaced
Worn-out brake pads may:
Sound like screeching or squealing;
Smell like something is burning;
Look like the brake light warning is on;
Feel like a soft or spongy touch to the brake pedal;
Feel like it takes longer to come to a complete stop;
Feel like the car veers to one side when you brake.
Your local brake specialists
Putting off having your brakes checked by your local brake specialists in Melbourne can cause longer-term damage that’s not such a quick-and-easy fix. If you wait too long, you run the risk of damaging the rotors, which are the linchpin in your car’s hydraulic system, generating enough friction to slow down or stop your car when you apply pressure to the brake pads. Trust us when we say, you don’t want it to reach this stage!
When you visit us for a brake service, our qualified, reputable mechanics will thoroughly check your car’s brake pads to identify if repair or replacement is necessary. The service itself involves removing the brake pads and calipers, cleaning and lubricating the side pins and the caliper brackets to prevent sticking or seizing. If need be, we can also flush your brake pad fluid to keep you cruising for a long time to come.
While all of this can be tricky to remember if you’re not a mechanic by trade, the only thing you need to remember is the name South Melbourne Tyres. We’re your local experts in brake pad replacement, servicing and repairs in Melbourne. Book your service with us today for peace of mind, value for money and seamless customer service.