Do Your Brakes Need Attention?
Your cars braking system is one of the most important safety features and when it comes to brake repair, it’s best not to wait. If you believe your vehicles brakes need to be inspected, we suggest that you go directly to one of our Payless workshops, where we specialise in brake pad replacement, disc and fluid replacement and also brake upgrades, where requested or suggested (Towing, performance).
Every Payless Tyres & Brakes workshop is fitted with the latest electronic diagnostic and service equipment. We’ll also provide advice on only necessary brake repairs to make sure that your entire braking system is in top condition.
The car brake system is a critical safety feature in your car, 4-wheel drive or light commercial vehicle. Regular inspections and proper maintenance are important to ensure your safety, and to avoid hazardous failures or costly repairs to your vehicle’s brake system.
For total peace of mind, our expert mechanics only use high quality brands parts.
Common brake services and repairs
- Replace brake pads or brake shoes
- Replace disc rotor or brake drums
- Hand-brake adjustments
- Brake fluid system flush and bleed
- Brake system overhaul
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Depending on the vehicle application and driving conditions, brake pads should last anything from 15,000 to 70,000 kilometres. If you feel that your brake pads are wearing out prematurely you may need to install heavier duty, temperature resistant brake pads such as Bendix Heavy Duty. The main cause of premature wear is high temperatures caused by driving on steep terrain, towing heavy loads and constant braking. All these factors increase braking temperatures and reduce the life of brake pads.
Brakes should operate with a minimal amount of noise, however some noise is normal, but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning or banging means that your brakes need attention. There are many varying factors that can contribute to noise including vehicle application and driving style.
If the brake pedal, steering wheel or the entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when the brakes are applied, then the disc brake rotors may need replacing or resurfacing. More serious problems such as a loose component or a faulty steering mechanism can also cause vibration.
The key to selecting the right brake pad for your car and to achieving efficient braking is matching your driving style and vehicle type with the right brake pad formulation. We at Payless only choose the best quality brake pads from the biggest brands.
Air in the brake line(s) is the most common cause of a soft/spongy brake pedal. If air gets into the brake lines, it can prevent brake fluid from flowing properly, causing the brake pedal to feel spongy or soft. If the brakes are soft or spongy, this is a good time to change or flush the brake fluid.
All work and parts guaranteed for 12 months or 20,000km