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Most drivers know that brakes will eventually need to be replaced at some point in time. But because there isn’t a set mileage or time interval listed in your owner’s manual, you may be wondering just when should you replace your brakes? The answer is quite simple—when needed! This means that you should have your mechanic inspect your brakes every time you have your vehicle into the auto shop for other services, such as oil changes or tire rotations.

Some car manufacturers recommend brake inspections at least every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, or every four to six month, whichever comes first.

Do you know what should be included in the inspection of your brakes?

  • The thickness of the brake pad should be measured,
  • The discs should be inspected for excessive wear,
  • The caliper guide pins should be cleaned and lubricated to prevent sticking or seizing,
  • The surface of the rotors should be cleaned to prevent squeaking.

Not all brake components have to be replaced at every brake repair. For example, the rotors may only need to be re-surfaced (making the surface smooth) instead of replacing them. This will keep your brakes functioning properly so that your vehicle remains safe to drive.

Unfortunately, some drivers neglect brake repair, driving too long with bad brakes, thinking they are saving money. The truth is, not only will your brakes keep getting worse and will then require a more costly brake repair, but the safety of your vehicle is significantly compromised.

So when should you replace your brakes? When you start to hear unusual noises or feel vibrations you hadn’t felt before, it’s a good chance that some component is sticking, there is a buildup of dust or dirt, the pads are getting too thin, or the rotors are wearing out.

Tip to Remember: At each brake inspection, your mechanic can give you an estimate of how many more miles your brakes will last before needing anything repaired or replaced.

Need to know more about when should you replace your brakes? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Expert Car Care today for more information about brake repair 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 when should you replace your brakes? The professionals at Expert Car Care can help you save on brake repair.
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May
2022

Most drivers know that brakes will eventually need to be replaced at some point in time. But because there isn’t a set mileage or time interval listed in your owner’s manual, you may be wondering just when should you replace your brakes? The answer is quite simple—when needed! This means that you should have your mechanic inspect your brakes every time you have your vehicle into the auto shop for other services, such as oil changes or tire rotations.

Some car manufacturers recommend brake inspections at least every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, or every four to six month, whichever comes first.

Do you know what should be included in the inspection of your brakes?

  • The thickness of the brake pad should be measured,
  • The discs should be inspected for excessive wear,
  • The caliper guide pins should be cleaned and lubricated to prevent sticking or seizing,
  • The surface of the rotors should be cleaned to prevent squeaking.

Not all brake components have to be replaced at every brake repair. For example, the rotors may only need to be re-surfaced (making the surface smooth) instead of replacing them. This will keep your brakes functioning properly so that your vehicle remains safe to drive.

Unfortunately, some drivers neglect brake repair, driving too long with bad brakes, thinking they are saving money. The truth is, not only will your brakes keep getting worse and will then require a more costly brake repair, but the safety of your vehicle is significantly compromised.

So when should you replace your brakes? When you start to hear unusual noises or feel vibrations you hadn’t felt before, it’s a good chance that some component is sticking, there is a buildup of dust or dirt, the pads are getting too thin, or the rotors are wearing out.

Tip to Remember: At each brake inspection, your mechanic can give you an estimate of how many more miles your brakes will last before needing anything repaired or replaced.

Need to know more about when should you replace your brakes? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Expert Car Care today for more information about brake repair 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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