Maintaining Your Brake System
Brakes are an essential safety feature in every modern-day car. Looking after your brake system with regular maintenance and servicing keeps you and your family safe on the road.
Over time, normal usage can cause components of your brakes to become worn and less effective. The brake pads and discs are the most likely to suffer wear and tear, and these parts may require replacement.
Certain conditions can affect the lifetime of your brakes. For example, families that live in hilly suburbs may experience faster brake deterioration than flat areas. Your vehicle’s weight can also influence the rate of brake wear-down with heavier cars requiring more regular repair.
Brake Replacement Services at DRC Automotive
At DRC Automotive, we use quality Bendix brake pads and offer a range of brake replacement services, including:
Brake master cylinder
Rotor replacement and machining
General brake servicing
How long do brakes usually last?
The lifetime of your brakes depends on several factors including your car, driving conditions and the type of brake pads installed on your vehicle. Brake pads typically last between 15,000 to 70,000 kilometres. High temperatures worsen wear and tear, often caused by towing heavy loads, regularly driving on steep roads and constant braking.
What are the signs my brakes need replacing?
If your breaks need replacing, they may make a high-pitched squealing or grinding noise. Some cars display a warning light to indicate that brakes need servicing and other drivers may notice reduced braking performance. If you are experiencing any of these signs, book your car in with our team.
Will I need to replace the front and back brakes?
We will assess the condition of your front and back brakes to determine if a replacement is necessary. As with all of our services, we want to improve your car’s safety on the road. We will recommend the mechanical repairs your vehicle needs to be safe and secure- this may include replacing your front and back brakes.
How much does it cost?
Every vehicle has different mechanical repair requirements. Contact our team using the options below for a custom quote.