Brake Pad maintenance is in an important part of car maintenance.. Brake work is our second largest line of work next to annual car servicing. We also overhaul brake calipers, drain and replace brake fluid and replace brake calipers, servos and decayed or damaged brake lines.Our pricing for brake work is extremely competitive, especially considering we use only premium brake parts.

Brake pads typically last 25,000km to 35,000km depending on the amount of braking you do. The rear brakes last longer because they do not have as much force applied to them, however because they are not used as intensely as the front brakes they can become stiff over time and the brake caliper can require servicing or replacement. Many cars now have rear discs and pads and instead of drum brakes and relay on handbrake shoes on the inside of the rear discs to activate the handbrake. These are inspected upon removal of rear discs and may need replacing if they are low or cracked.


  • Brake Discs

    brake-disksBrake discs last two to three times longer than brake pads but eventually the brake pad wears into the brake disc

    We can give you an exact price in advance and will clearly explain what work is being carried out.

  • Brake Calipers

    brake-calipersBrake calipers press the brake pad against the disc. They typically don’t give a lot of trouble but on older cars the rear calipers can seize up over time.

  • What to expect from your brakes

    Below is a chart that details the typical car service interval of brake parts. don’t be surprised if you need to replace brake pads every 2 years and discs when the car is 4 or 5 years old.

    Brake Part
    Service Interval
    Front Brake Pads
    Every 20,000 to 30,000 km
    Rear Brake Pads
    Every 30,000 to 50,000 km
    Brake Discs
    Every 70,000 to 120,000 km
    Brake Fluid Change
    Every second service
    Hand Brake Adjustment
    Every Service

    In addition to this standard car service work, we get quite a number of cars who fail the NCT on insufficient or uneven braking at the back wheels. This is due to seized calipers (or drum brakes) or seized brake distribution mechanisms. By maintaining brake pad and disc you ensure your car is safe.

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