Getting a professional to inspect your brakes is the best way to catch problems before they get out of hand and helps you to know when to call your local mobile brake mechanic in Brisbane for repairs.
You need to get your brakes checked at least twice a year to be safe, and if you drive long distances frequently, then you will need to have them inspected more often.
Calling your mobile brake mechanic to do these checks for you is the better option, we wouldn’t recommend you doing the inspections yourself, as they are a critical safety system.
Brake repairs in Brisbane don’t have to be costly and getting it done professionally by a mechanic will give you peace of mind that the job has been done correctly and to standard.
The best way to save money is to be vigilant and have frequent checks done on your brakes. A few common signs for when your brake pads need replacing are:
- Brakes squeal when you press the brake pedal: If you hear this squeal noise, do not hesitate and take the car in for servicing. Chances are only the pads themselves will need replacing. If you delay the process, the brake job can cost you more.
- Vibrations when braking: Do the brakes shake when you apply them? This occurs because one or more of the brake drums has become warped. This can be a safety issue and needs to be checked by a mechanic.
- Grinding sound when applying the brakes: when you hear a grinding noise, it usually means the calipers are making direct contact with the brake drums or rotors resulting in metal on metal and need attention.
- The car is pulling to one side when applying the brakes: If the car drifts to one side when you’re braking, the brake pads may be worn unevenly and will need to be checked by your mechanic.
- An increase in play in the brake pedal: the thinner the brake pads are, the further you have to depress the brake pedal before the brakes start working. If you are experiencing this call your local mechanic.
If you need mobile brake repairs in Brisbane, book a mobile service with Premium Mechanical Services today.