Do You Need Brake Repair?
Over time, all brake pads will wear down and having them replaced regularly is necessary in every preventative maintenance plan. Because the mileage of your brake pads depends on the vehicle you should refer to the guidelines from the manufacturer when determining how frequently you should change them. It will also vary based on the conditions you drive in, your driving style, and what you drive.

How you drive your car, truck, or SUV can have a great affect on the overall condition of your brake pads and how frequently you should have them replaced. A good example is if you are a frequent hard stopper, this can lead to a bit more wear and tear on your brakes over time. City driving can also affect the lifespan of your brakes. Lots of stop and go traffic puts extra stress on your brake pads and can cause them to wear down quicker. Additionally, the material and hardness of your vehicle's brake pads influences their lifespan. Let the technicians at the Street Smart Auto Care Center help you find just the right pair of brakes for your car, truck, or SUV.

 
How Often Should I Replace My Brake Pads?
If you think it might be time to replace your brakes pads, it's best to have your vehicle's brakes inspected for an accurate assessment. One thing you can do is ask your technician to check your brake pads every time you bring your car in for a tire rotation or oil change. It usually only takes a few minutes and could save you a lot of hassle further down the road. As you drive, if you notice any unusual sounds with your brakes, such as scraping or squealing, bring your vehicle in immediately for an inspection. Does your vehicle shake while braking? This is often a sign your brakes rotors are warped and something our team at Street Smart Auto Care can assess.

How Can I Tell If My Brakes Are Going Bad
Often brakes will make abnormal sounds when they need servicing. It's always best to have your brakes inspected by a professional as soon as you suspect something is amiss. Here's a list of some common sounds you might hear when your brakes start to go bad.

If when you apply the brakes you hear or feel:
  • High-pitched squealing 
  • A hard growl or grinding sound
  • A squeak when you stop
  • Brake pedal pulsates
  • Need for more pressure when braking
  • Steering wheel vibration when stopping
If you think it's time to have your brakes serviced contact Street Smart Auto Care or schedule your appointment online today.
 

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