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Kia Carens Front brake pad and rotor replacement
Why do you need to replace Kia Carens front brake pads and rotors?
The front brakes on your Kia Carens provide most of the stopping power when you apply the brakes.
They do wear out over time, depending on driving conditions, brake pads will typically need to be replaced between every 25,000 to 80,000km of driving – that’s where we come in handy!
The average cost of having your front brake pads and disc rotors replaced starts at around $300 and can increase to $700+, depending on the brake components used.
The brake rotor is attached to the wheel hub of the Kia Carens. The brake rotor spins the same as a tyre does and the speed depends on the vehicle's acceleration. Brake pads are made of a special compound and sit parallel to the brake rotor. When the driver activates the brakes the static brake pads are pushed against the spinning brake rotor to slow the vehicle down.
The process of braking causes friction between pads and rotors and eventually the two surface compounds wear down. Brake pads will wear down to their wear indicators, at that time they need to be replaced and the brake rotors have a legal minimum thickness requirement once they go below that thickness the rotor must be replaced. Brake rotors can also wear unevenly, causing shudder, if this happens they should be replaced.
When Kia Carens brake pads are at end of life they may make a screeching sound on braking, shudder on braking or if they're really bad, squeal while your driving. If you drive with overworn brake pads or rotors that are under legal thickness you do run the risk of extended braking time, unable to stop in an emergency or the brakes could give up entirely when it gets to a metal on metal scenario.