Most drivers in Southern California are oftentimes more concerned with how fast their vehicles can go rather than how well they can stop. Your braking system is the most important safety feature your vehicle has to offer even more so than your airbags. Because if your brakes are functioning properly the hope is that you want need them. Your braking system helps you avoid unexpected road hazards and allows you to obey even the most rudimentary traffic laws.
Your brakes should be inspected roughly every six months which falls in line with most suggestions regarding having your tires rotated. Anytime we perform a maintenance or repair service on your wheel assembly we can most often check the condition of your brakes and give you a better idea of when you can expect to have your brake pads changed.
Your brake pads are meant to wear down. They are the portion of your braking system that helps prevent metal to metal contact. If it were not for your brake pads, your braking system would cause friction and heat which, in turn, may cause your braking system to fail prematurely. It is best to have your brakes checked fairly regularly for your safety, the safety of your passengers and the other drivers that share the road with you.
Whenever it comes to your brakes it is better to be safe than sorry. Which means it is a good idea to keep a look out for the malfunction indicator light that has the letter ABS in a circle. This indicates that your Anti-Lock Braking System needs to be inspected.
We have the tools and knowledge to quickly inspect your braking system and get you back on the road in a vehicle that is both safe and reliable. Proper brake maintenance can help reduce the cost of brake repairs and that might mean a brake flush. Your brake fluid can become acidic after time especially if it has been contaminated. If you have an older vehicle it might be a good idea to have your brake fluid checked.
So if it has been awhile since you’ve had your braking system inspected, give us a call, drive on by our garage or schedule an appointment online for a day and time that works best for you!
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