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It takes us about an hour to change brake pads. The first step in brake pad replacement is to choose the right quality brake pads.
Brake pads that are too hard or too soft can be inefficient or even dangerous, causing brake fade and loss of stopping power.
Ask our brake shop to determine the best brake pad to use on your vehicle.
Performing a brake pad replacement at our garage will save you money compared to dealler prices.
Dealerships, in general, charge a lot more than independent shops while providing the same brand of pads for your vehicle.
In addition to being competitively priced for brake pad replacement, we provide you with the right brake pads at the best price to last a long time, without breaking down in a month or two.
We offer a wide range of brake pads, from low to high quality (to fit your budget).
Depending on which brake pads you install, we will give you an idea of how long they will last.
Brake Pad Replacement
How can you tell if you need a brake pad replacement versus a complete brake repair, brake discs replaced or brake caliper repair?
Will simply replacing the brake pads get the job done or is there more to my brakes that need attention? And how much does a brake pad replacement cost?
Read on to see if a simple brake pad replacement is all you need.
Do I Need To Replace Brake Pads or Brake Shoes?
To ensure brakes function properly, a brake pad replacement is a fairly routine maintenance on any vehicle.
Most modern vehicles on the road today come equipped with 4 wheel brake discs - and pads. While most older model vehicles have a disc brake system in the front and a rear drum system - with shoes.
Both braking systems pads and shoes apply pressure to the front disc or rear drum to stop the vehicle. Here's the difference between brake pads and brake shoes:
Brake Discs - use “brake pads” which are designed with metallic, organic or ceramic material that press against a brake "disc" rotor or when applying the brake pedal and stopping the vehicle. Typically, disc brakes and pads are equipped on the front and rear of most modern vehicles on the road today.
Brake Drums - are also designed with friction material, similar to disc brake pads, but is replaced with half-moon shaped brake “shoes” which press against the inside of a brake "drum" when the brakes are applied. Much older vehicles where equipped with brake drums on the front and rear. Late model vehicles however usually equip drums on the rear only, if at all.
When Should Brakes Pads Be Changed?
A definite answer to when you should replace brake pads depends on vehicle type and driving style. If most driving is within or city you’ll be using your brakes more often than a long highway traffic free drive.
Some drivers also use both feet when driving and while have their foot lightly on the brake as they drive. As little friction as this is, it wears the brake pads quicker.
Brake pads and shoes are generally thought to be good between 30,000 - 35,000 km during city driving and may last as long as 50,000 - 80,000 km in rural and highway driving.
With that said, there are symptoms that indicate your vehicle needs a brake pad replacement.
Competitive Brake Pad Prices For Your Car Truck Or SUV
Our mechanic shop specializes in brake pad replacement and has experience working with your specific type of vehicle. This will ensure that the repairs are done correctly and to the highest standards.
While it may be tempting to go with the lowest-priced option, keep in mind that the quality of the brake pads and repair work is just as important. Look to us for fair and transparent pricing so that you can be sure you're getting a good deal.
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