Our prices for brake pads replacement on the Gold Coast:
- Brake Pad Special! from only $110, Fitted to your car Today, Nationwide Warranty.
- Brake Fluid system flush $88.
- Brake Squealing, Repaired from $66.
- Brake Rotor Machining Only $55.
Here are some other signs of brake problems:
Reduced responsiveness or fading.
If your brakes are not as responsive as they should be or if the pedal “sinks” toward the floor, this could be an indication of a leak in the braking system. One sign to look out for is a small puddle of fluid when the car is parked, and we advise you to look for a workshop for brake repair on the Gold Coast right away.
If your vehicle “pulls” to one side while braking, it may be a sign that the brake linings are wearing unevenly or that there is foreign matter in the brake fluid. Your vehicle may need a brake adjustment or to have the fluid drained and replaced.
Grinding or growling.
This loud metallic sound indicates that you have worn down the pads completely, most likely beyond replacement. The grinding or growling noise is caused by the two pieces of metal (the disc and the caliper) rubbing together. This can score or scratch your rotors, creating an uneven surface. If this happens, we will advise you if the rotors can be “machined” (a process that evens out the rotor surface) or if they are too damaged they will need to be replaced.
A vibrating or pulsating brake pedal is often a symptom of warped rotors (but can also indicate that your vehicle is out of alignment). Warped rotors are caused by severe braking for long periods, such as when driving down a steep mountain or when towing. Tremendous amounts of friction are created under these conditions, heating up the rotors and causing them to warp. The vibration is felt because the brake pads are not able to grab the surface evenly. If you drive in these conditions, make sure to stop periodically to allow your brakes to cool off.
If you have any questions or queries about your brakes, brake pads, rotors, or your vehicle in general, please do not hesitate to contact us at 07 5532 1222.
Humphrey’s Auto Care, 205 Nerang Street, Southport – your local tyre and auto service specialist on the Gold Coast.