When do I need to replace my Brakes?

When do I need to replace my brakes on my car?

You might be wondering while driving “When do I need brakes?”

Your brakes a critical safety feature of your vehicle, and is a must to have the brake system operate properly! There are a few indications that will tell you your vehicle needs brakes.

  • High pitch Squealing noises when braking
  • Grinding noises when braking
  • A bad vibration or pulsation at higher speeds
  • Your brake pedal feels low when braking
  • Slow response when braking
  • Brake warning light is illuminated

These are the most common symptoms that warn you brakes might be needed. Now you might be asking, so “how much will it cost?” that cannot be answered until a proper brake inspection is performed by a Technician. The brake system consist of various components like:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake shoes
  • Brake Rotors
  • Brake drums
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake caliper sliders
  • Brake caliper slider bushings
  • Brake hardware
  • Brake hoses
  • Brake lines
  • Brake master cylinder
  • ABS unit

As you can see there are quite a few brake components and we’ll always recommend a complete brake inspection, to know exactly what you need to have proper working brakes again. From our experience we have seen seized brake calipers, seized slider pins, worn out brake slider bushings, excessively corroded caliper pistons, rusted or damaged brake rotors, leaking brake lines while performing a complete brake inspection.

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