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How Often Should You Replace Brake Pads?

November 4, 2022 12:00 am | Published by | Leave your thoughts

We don’t often think about our brake pads, and we shouldn’t have to — at least until it is time to change them. Many professionals advise changing your brakes every ten to twenty thousand miles.  For too many of us, however, we wait until we hear that pleasant sound of metal on metal. In case you weren’t sure, if you are hearing anything that sounds like grinding when you hit your brake pedal, then you have waited too long, or there’s a problem. How Often Should I Change Brake Pads? The key to keeping your brakes reliable and working well, especially when you need them most, is to replace them regularly. That is also where the aforementioned advice from professional... View Article

How To Take Care of Your Car’s Brakes This Winter

October 25, 2022 12:00 am | Published by | Leave your thoughts

Brakes are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. Making sure that they are in good shape, even during the winter is a must. There are a few things that you can do to protect your brakes and get them ready for the winter months. Taking the time to make these changes can really help you to get the most out of your brakes and stay safe this winter. Do I Need Winter Brakes? Most cars do not need any sort of special brakes for the winter months. You can do a few things to help your brakes work better and to help you stay safe. First, you should lighten how much weight you are carrying in your... View Article

Why Are My Breaks Squeaking?

October 10, 2022 12:00 am | Published by | Leave your thoughts

If you have started hearing a squealing or squeaking noise from your car’s brakes, you probably assume that you need to replace your brakes. However, it can be the result of a few different things. Sometimes the cause of squeaking or squealing brakes is due to something minor such as rust on your rotors. It could also be due to something more severe such as an issue with your caliper. Read on to find out the other possible causes of squeaking brakes. Reasons for Squeaking Brakes My brakes are squeaking? Are you wondering why? Here are several things that can cause your brakes to squeal and squeak. Remember, noisy brakes don’t always mean bad brakes or rotors.  Worn Brake Pads This... View Article

Why Your Vehicle’s Brake Lights Won’t Turn Off

October 27, 2021 10:21 pm | Published by | Leave your thoughts

Your brake system is one of your car’s most important safety features—and that includes your brake lights. They signal to other drivers that you’re slowing down or stopping, which can prevent accidents and other problems on the road. What does it mean when your car’s brake lights won’t turn off? Here’s why it’s important to get your brakes checked when your brake lights won’t shut off. How brake lights work Your brake system is made up of multiple components. We’re used to simply pushing on the brake pedal and getting results, but the process is more complicated than that. Brake systems include the brake pedal, striker, brake light switch, wiring, lights and fuses. Pushing down on the brake pedal disrupts... View Article

How Do I Know When to Change My Brake Pads and Rotors?

September 23, 2021 9:39 pm | Published by | Leave your thoughts

Brake maintenance often goes overlooked by car owners, but it shouldn’t. Your brakes are what bring your vehicle to a safe stop, so it’s crucial that you do everything you can to keep them in good condition. This means regularly changing your brake pads so you can stop your vehicle smoothly, and ideally replace damage to your rotors and other brake parts. Here’s an overview of some warning signs you need new brakes: Squealing sounds: If you hear some strange squealing sounds every time you apply the brakes, this is a sign that your brake pads are likely wearing down past their usable point. There are wear indicators built into the brake pads—these are metal tabs located near the tops.... View Article