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If you are wondering how often should you get your brakes replaced, the answer is quite simple. As soon as you start to notice braking problems! There is no set schedule for brake repair and maintenance on brakes. Just consider several factors, such as your style of driving, the weight of your vehicle, the quality of the brake materials, and how you use your vehicle. For example, if you drive only 8,000 miles a year but it's mainly in city stop-and-go driving situations, you will need to replace brake pads more often than someone who drives 28,000 miles a year on straight level highways.

So what are some signs indicating it’s time for brake repair? Some vehicles have electronic wear indicators that alert the driver with a dashboard warning light when the pads reach a minimum thickness (this feature is typically found on more expensive luxury cars). Most of the time, you will start to hear a screeching sound when you step down on the brake pedal. This could be a built-in wear sensor that scrapes against the brake disc when the pads need replacing. Listen for squeaking, squealing, or metal-on-metal grinding. Cleaning the brakes could eliminate some minor noises, but if the noise is persistent and loud, it usually means parts are worn out and it’s time for a brake replacement.

Have you noticed the brake warning light that flashes on the instrument panel for a few seconds when you start your car? This is normal. However, if this little light comes on while you are driving, you are headed for a brake repair. This warning light typically means that there is either a problem with your master cylinder or your brake system is low on fluid.

A good reminder that a brake inspection is due is when you have your tires rotated (about every six months). Ask your mechanic to check the thickness of the pads and the condition of the rotors and calipers. A visual inspection is the best way to determine the amount of life left in your brakes!

Still, wondering how often should you get your brakes replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Expert Car Care today for more information about a brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of West Allis, WI, and the surrounding area.

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Are you wondering how often should you get your brakes replaced? Call the brake repair specialists at Expert Car Care for professional advice.
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Aug
2020

If you are wondering how often should you get your brakes replaced, the answer is quite simple. As soon as you start to notice braking problems! There is no set schedule for brake repair and maintenance on brakes. Just consider several factors, such as your style of driving, the weight of your vehicle, the quality of the brake materials, and how you use your vehicle. For example, if you drive only 8,000 miles a year but it's mainly in city stop-and-go driving situations, you will need to replace brake pads more often than someone who drives 28,000 miles a year on straight level highways.

So what are some signs indicating it’s time for brake repair? Some vehicles have electronic wear indicators that alert the driver with a dashboard warning light when the pads reach a minimum thickness (this feature is typically found on more expensive luxury cars). Most of the time, you will start to hear a screeching sound when you step down on the brake pedal. This could be a built-in wear sensor that scrapes against the brake disc when the pads need replacing. Listen for squeaking, squealing, or metal-on-metal grinding. Cleaning the brakes could eliminate some minor noises, but if the noise is persistent and loud, it usually means parts are worn out and it’s time for a brake replacement.

Have you noticed the brake warning light that flashes on the instrument panel for a few seconds when you start your car? This is normal. However, if this little light comes on while you are driving, you are headed for a brake repair. This warning light typically means that there is either a problem with your master cylinder or your brake system is low on fluid.

A good reminder that a brake inspection is due is when you have your tires rotated (about every six months). Ask your mechanic to check the thickness of the pads and the condition of the rotors and calipers. A visual inspection is the best way to determine the amount of life left in your brakes!

Still, wondering how often should you get your brakes replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Expert Car Care today for more information about a brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of West Allis, WI, and the surrounding area.

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