Calgary Brake
Pads and Rotors Replacement Experts

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Stop and go with confidence at Venture Motoworks! When it comes to brake pad replacement in Calgary, our approach focuses on servicing the braking system and its components.

We understand that braking systems have many moving components, which is why we provide a full brake service with every brake pad and rotor replacement. Our experienced technicians take the time to lubricate everything and clean up all the contact points to ensure smooth and quiet braking. Also, we further ensure minimal noise by only using the highest quality brake pads and rotors in Calgary.

With your safety in mind, we effectively ensure your vehicle continues to perform consistently and reliably while preserving its service life. While this level of care and attention may not be the norm in the industry, we believe it should be the standard for any auto mechanic.

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How We Can Address Your Brake Pad and Rotor Issues

Lubricate Pins

Over time, braking system’s pins can become corroded or worn & may need to be replaced. By lubricating them, it reduces friction between the brake pad & calliper to prevent sticking & uneven wear. Results in smoother, quieter braking.

Service Callipers

The brake calliper houses your car’s brake pads & pistons, which is what slows your car’s wheels by creating friction with the brake rotors. Clean mounting surfaces & contact points help to reduce any vibrations & noise.

High-Quality Parts

At Venture, high quality ensures the best results. We only use high-quality components that meet the specifications of the manufacturer to achieve that. In turn, it’s helped to minimize noise & brake pulsation.

Stop. Replace. Go.

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What Quality Brake Pad and Rotors Replacement in Calgary Can Do For You

Consistently Confident Breaking

Proper installation of brake components is essential for optimal performance & safety while driving. At Venture, we install correctly with quality brake components. Why is that? It’s to ensure consistent, confident braking without a hitch.

Longer Service Life

Quality components matter when it comes to creating a longer service life. Without compromising braking performance, you can bring back driving control while also being able to save money in the long run.

Less Noise

Using quality braking components, including appropriate brake pad shims, can greatly reduce brake noise compared to cheaper alternatives, resulting in a more enjoyable driving experience.

Stop At Venture Motorworks For Smooth Braking

Our top priority is making sure your vehicle is safe for you and your passengers. For proper brake pad replacement in Calgary, we believe that quality braking components are essential to achieving safe and consistent braking performance – which is why we only use high-quality parts that meet or exceed industry standards. 

We take the time to ensure each component is installed correctly and your brake system is working at optimal levels before releasing your vehicle back to you. Our experienced technicians also understand the importance of making sure your brakes are functioning well and have a long service life until a brake pad replacement is necessary. We achieve this by lubricating all necessary pins, cleaning all contact points, and ensuring that the brake pad shims are appropriate for your specific vehicle. 

Trust in Venture Motorworks for the best servicing of brake pads and rotors in Calgary for we will stop at nothing to ensure your braking experience allows you to brake confidently and safely.

What Our Customers Are Saying


Some vehicles have an indicator which will come on, on the dash, indicating that the brake pads are worn. Alternatively, there will be noise or a squealing sound from the brakes as a result of the brake pad “squealer” making contact with the brake rotor.

Typically between $450-$850 including rotors for the front brakes and rear brakes.

Although you can replace just brake pads it is not typically recommended. In our climate, brake rotors typically have considerable corrosion by the time a vehicle has worn through the pads. The corrosion will cause the new brake pads to wear out sooner and can contribute to noise and vibrations. Further, as brakes are used the rotors wear thinner as well, and as the rotors become thinner, they are at a greater risk of becoming warmed before the new brake pads wear out. This will require another brake replacement before the new brake pads are at the end of their service life requiring the customer to spend more in the longer term.

Typically brake rotors are replaced when you replace your brake pads. However, they may require replacement if they become overly corroded and impact the braking performance or make noise. Also as the brake rotors heat cycle, they can become warped, necessitating their replacement.

If you don’t replace your brake rotors with your brake pads, you will likely experience brake pulsation before you wear through your new set of brake pads. Corroded brake rotors can also cause the new brake pads to wear unevenly, and more quickly than would be the case with a new rotor.

The primary determination if a rotor is too thin, is if the rotor is too thin, it must be replaced. Vehicle manufacturers set specific minimum thicknesses required for each specific vehicle. Practically, in our climate with the corrosion our rotors experience, we recommend replacing the rotors each time the brake pads are replaced, as there is typically a significant build-up of corrosion that results in additional wear and noise. Alternatively, you know you need to replace your brake rotors when you start to experience a pulsation under braking. There are occasionally other indications that a rotor should be replaced such as cracking, corrosion across the braking surface, or a change in the colour of the rotor to a blue or brownish colour that indicates the rotor may have been overheated.

As rotors become worn, they become thinner, and are not as good at absorbing and dissipating the immense heat generated from braking. Eventually, the rotors will start to warp, which causes the brake pulsation that we experience.

We recommend replacing brake pads and rotors when the brake pad material gets down to 3 mm or less. We want to replace the brake pads before the pad become completely worn away and the braking performance is degraded.

Brake pads start with 10-14mm of material. This varies by manufacturer, the performance of the braking system, and the position of the vehicle, as rear brake pads are typically thinner than the fronts.

We always recommend replacing rotors in pairs to ensure consistent braking performance.

When one or more brake callipers have seized, it means either the piston within the brake calliper that squeezes the brake pad into the rotor has seized, or the calliper slide pins have seized, A seized brake calliper can prevent the brake pad from making proper contact with the wheel, or more frequently preventing the brake pads from releasing when you release the brake.

You will know if your brake calliper has seized, if the vehicle has a pull to one side under braking, or if the brake pads are not wearing consistently on both sides of the brake rotors. Often the wheel with the seized calliper will also be difficult or impossible to turn by hand when lifted off the ground. A wheel that doesn’t spin freely is typically a result of a seized calliper or calliper slide pin. However, this can also be a result of bad wheel bearings or driveline issues.

The primary cause of seized callipers is moisture in the brake fluid. Brake fluid is hygroscopic and is designed to absorb moisture in the braking system. The more moisture in the brake fluid, the poorer the brake system’s ability to tolerate heat. Brake fluid should not contain more than 3% moisture, as the moisture buildup in the brake fluid will cause the callipers to corrode and seize.

Typically low brake fluid level indicates that the brake pads are worn. Alternatively, it could indicate that there is a leak in the brake system which should be dealt with immediately.

A brake fluid flush is a replacement of the brake fluid which includes pumping fresh brake fluid through the brake lines and out of the calliper, and not simply replacing the brake fluid in the master brake cylinder. The brake fluid that is most contaminated is typically found at the brake callipers.

Every 2- 3 years or 40,000 – 50,000 km – whichever comes first.

This is typically the result of the contamination of the brake fluid by copper which has become oxidized by the moisture in the brake fluid.

Dirty brake fluid typically is a good visual indicator that the brake fluid needs to be replaced. Brake fluid should not become visually dirty in 2-3 years or 40-50,000 km, as the braking system is a closed system. If the brake fluid is becoming discoloured, we would recommend replacing the brake fluid.

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