Spring Care starts with the Brakes


It is important to inspect your vehicle regularly for any issues that it might have. One part to check is the brake system. The brakes are what allow you to slow down and stop when you need to. If the brakes are in less than ideal condition, then it could increase the chance for an accident to occur. Make sure to bring the vehicle in regularly so we can inspect them for you. If there is an issue that is starting to form, we can advise you on the options you have. This can help make the vehicle safe and reliable when you need to drive it.


It is the best to have the tires off so you can actually get in there and measure how much is left on the brake pad. The brakes are measured by a device and are usually reported on when they have 75%, 40% and less than 25% of the pad left. It is best to replace the pads once they get below twenty five percent. This is because they can wear out fast once they get to that point. Once the brake pads are worn down, then other things can happen including wear on the rotors or calipers.


Having your brakes checked out can prevent accident s from happening. Even if you have had brakes put on recently, you will want them inspected to make sure there is adequate brake fluid inside and even that they are working properly. A brake may malfunction because it is stuck open or shut against the base of the tire, which can cause as accident just like having worn down brake pads can make it harder for your car to stop. Brakes are exposed to the elements such as rain, dirt, stones and debris on the road. Any of those items can get thrown up in to the tire and cause damage that in not seen unless it is inspected and looked at.


While you might not want to spend the time or the money to have your brakes checked out, consider what the alternative is. The brake pads might have worn down rapidly in the last two months because you did an extra amount of driving during that time. So, imagine your surprise when you try to stop at a stop sign and hear a metallic scraping sound. That might mean you have blown completely through the brake pad and are now working on the rotors and metal of the other brake parts. Once this happens, your repair bill will become higher. Getting the brake pads checked and replaced before they wear out completely might mean there will be much less expense involved later. Having the issue fixed now can help save you money in the long run.


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