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Brake Pads Replacement Service

If your brake pads are worn they must be replaced immediately.

 

Brakes are the most important safety component on your vehicle and the brake pads do all the work: without functioning brake pads you might simply fail to stop when you need it most.

Signs you might need a brake pad replacement include:

  • Squealing or grinding noise when braking
  • Brake warning light comes on

Your local Repco Authorised Service centre is fully qualified to perform a brake pad replacement for most makes and models.

FAQ’s

What happens during a brake pad replacement?

During a brake pad replacement service our technicians will:

  • Raise the car on a hoist and remove the wheels to get access to the vehicle’s braking system
  • Check the disc rotors – If they are damaged they may need replacing or machining
  • Remove and inspect the brake calipers
  • Inspect the brake pads for wear and thickness
  • Replace brake pads with top quality pads suited to your vehicle and driving style.
  • Check the brake fluid quality and levels
  • Drive the vehicle and test the brakes

What brake pads should I choose?

There are many types of brake pads to choose from. Some pads are formulated for specific benefits such as low dust, extra durability or low noise, and as with most things, it’s important that the pads are well suited to your vehicle.


So how do you know which one is right for you?

If you have specific needs such as budget – please discuss this with your technician. We will always take your needs into consideration and recommend the best brake pads to suit your vehicle manufacturers guidelines and your driving conditions.

At Repco Authorised Service centres we always use top quality parts to maintain your statutory warranty.

Where suited to your vehicle we highly recommend REPCO RCT brake pads with radial chamfer technology. Their advanced ceramic friction material is softer on your brake rotors than metallic brake pads: without compromising performance and significantly reducing brake dust. They require no bedding in, providing a stable and consistent brake pedal feel straight out of the box and the premium NBR silent guard shims reduce vibrations and noise.

How do I know my brake pads need replacement?

A visual inspection of the brake pads can be done on some vehicles where the wheels allow you to see them – but many vehicles need to be put up on a hoist and the wheels removed to be able to see the brake system clearly.

Most brake pads start around 9 to 12 mm in thickness – there needs to be a minimum of 3mm of material showing all the way around the pad for your brakes to be working.

Screeching, squealing or grinding noises when you brake are also signs your brake pads need replacing.

How do I find a brake pad replacement near me?