There are certain things that all vehicle’s share, one of those things being a braking system, this is what allows you to bring your vehicle to a safe and complete stop each time it is required. While most drivers tend not to think about it, your brakes help you avoid daily road hazards and help you obey the most common traffic laws such as abiding by traffic lights and stop signs.
Although your brakes do not need to be inspected as often as your oil needs to be changed, they should be inspected periodically to ensure they are functioning properly. There are several components in your braking system that are subject to wear and tear, mainly your brake pads.
Your brakes pads are meant to wear down as they help prevent metal to metal contact. Without your brake pads, your brakes would make metal on metal contact. The friction and resulting heat could cause your braking system to fail prematurely. So how do you know if you need to replace your brake pads? There are a few warning signs that your brake pads may be wearing thin. The most common one is a screech or squeal.
This is because most brake pads have a small metal filament in the pad itself, when the pad begins to wear thin it causes the noise to serve as an audible warning sign that it is time to have your brakes changed. Other warning signs could be excessive vibrations when coming to stop.
We would be happy to perform a brake check on your vehicle. This can be done in conjunction with most maintenance services such as a tire rotation. After we perform the brake inspection we can provide you with an idea of when you can expect to need to have your brake pads changed depending on their current condition and your driving habits.
Feel free to give us a call, come on by our shop or schedule an appointment online for a day and time that works best for you!
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