Your vehicle’s brake system is a complex system with a simple job – slow or stop your vehicle when needed. The proper functioning of your vehicle’s brakes is essential for longevity and – most importantly – SAFETY. At My Auto Service Center, we recommend you have your brakes inspected and serviced every 12,000 miles or about once a year, to ensure your brakes are in the best possible shape. If you make frequent trips to the mountains, consider twice a year inspections.
Properly working brake pads are essential to your stopping ability. At both our Centennial and Hignlands Ranch locations, our staff of trained and certified individuals will replace your brake pads, shoes, drums and rotors (if necessary). Brake pads and shoes typically become worn down after simple wear and tear from heat and friction produced in normal driving conditions and require maintenance.
Think your vehicle might be in need of a brake service? The following signs are common indicators your vehicle may be due for brake service.
- It’s been over 12,000 miles or over one year since your last brake inspection
- Your vehicle requires longer distances to stop than previously required
- Your vehicle pulls to the side when you apply the brakes
- You hear grinding or squealing noises when you apply the brakes
- The brakes on your vehicle respond slowly or feel ‘spongy’ when you apply them
- The brake pedal goes to the floor or requires excess pressure when applied
- The brake warning light on your vehicle’s dashboard is on
Whether you want your ABS brakes inspected or you want a complete brake service, it’s essential to be proactive when maintaining your vehicle’s brake system. It’s important to note that the wear and tear put on your car is individual to your unique driving routine, therefore, if you frequently drive in town only with lots of stop and go, you will like consume brake friction material significantly faster than cars that routinely drive only on the highway. Please contact the experts at My Auto Service Center for an individual quote for your vehicle’s brake service.