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Car Care Auto Facts

Courtesy of Repco Authorised Service

Brake Pad Replacement

The key to achieving efficient braking is matching your driving style and vehicle type with the right brake pad formulation.

Many factors will determine the correct pad type for your vehicle, including whether you drive country or freeway, if you drive off road or through steep terrain, or if you are towing heavy loads or do a lot of stop start driving.

The main cause of premature wear is high temperatures. Brake pads can last up to 70,000 kilometres. If your brake pads are wearing out prematurely, you may need heavier duty, temperature resistant brake pads.

Some brake noise is normal, but excessive squeal, grinding or banging means that your brakes need attention.

If your vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when the brakes are applied, then the disc brake rotors may need resurfacing. More serious problems such as a loose component or a faulty steering mechanism can also cause vibration.

We recommend that rotors are machined if they exhibit disc thickness variation, severe scoring, warping or heat damage.


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