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Brake Maintenance - Don't leave it to the last minute...

Brake repairs are what many people tend to consider when it comes to being safe on the roads, but concentrating on brake maintenance is far more beneficial to your overall safety. Simply put, properly maintained brakes shouldn't need repairs.

Poorly maintained brakes can affect your ability to stop efficiently and safely, putting you and your passenger's at risk.

Regular Brake Maintenance

Regular brake maintenance allows you to feel confident that your brakes will be in good working order when you need them the most; in an emergency situation!

When it comes to Brake Maintenance, you should never take a risk. If you're not sure if you're brake maintenance is 100% - call a professional such as Athena Automatics today.

It is important to remember that noisy brakes are not always caused by normal wear and any unusual noises anywhere in your car should always be investigated by a qualified professional mechanic.

Regular examination as part of our 65 point vehicle report, which we undertake with every full car service overseen at Athena Automatics, are imperative for making sure the car's braking system is functioning well. Our expert technicians can be relied on to inform you if they suspect that servicing or repairs of the vehicle's brake system is to be considered so it doesn't progress to a bigger problem.

Brake Pads wear down over time

Your brake pads are a vital factor in your ability to stop safely and efficiently. The brake pads compress against the brake rotors to produce friction, which causes your car to stop. This friction gives off a lot of heat, which can cause wear on the brake pads.

If your brakes squeal - that can be a warning that your brake pads are getting thin; many pads have a small metal piece implanted in them which will scrape on the disc when your brake pads are wearing out, causing that high pitch noise. You should never wait until you hear noises to get your pads checked however, we advise having your brakes inspected at every service.

At Athena Automatics we offer a free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report with every car service. As part of our Vehicle Inspection Report we inspect the brake pads for wear and let you know if they require replacing. We can also recommend the right pad for your driving style and conditions.

Brake Pads can live anywhere between 15,000 to 70,000 km's. This changes according to a number of reasons such as; driving conditions, driving style, if you are carrying heavy loads or towing. If your brake pads are wearing out early your mechanic might advise using a heat resistant or heavier duty brake pad more suited to your vehicle.

You might think you can change your brake pads yourself but some things are best left to trained mechanics and this is one of them. You should never let anyone but a qualified professional touch something as key to your safety as your braking system.

Athena Automatics are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty.

We can provide inspection, repair or replacement of many brake components such as:

  • Replace The Brake Pads
  • Brake Fluid Flushing And Replacement
  • Brake Disc/Rotor And Drum Machining or Resurfacing
  • Replace The Brake Disc And Drum
  • Replacing Brake Calipers
  • Brake Hose/Lines Replaced
  • Complete Brake Systems Replaced
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