Brakes are the most important safety feature of your vehicle. If there’s one repair for your vehicle that you absolutely should not or in some instances cannot wait for, it’s replacing your brakes. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year.
IS IT TIME TO CHANGE YOUR BRAKES?
Perhaps the most obvious sign that your brakes need attention is a high pitched squeal when you come to a stop. Brake pad manufacturers typically include a piece called an indicator on the pad itself. When the material wears down, the metal piece begins to touch the vehicle’s rotor, making a sound that’s difficult to ignore. Depending on how hard you drive, this sound indicates that you should get your brake pads replaced within the month.
Sometimes the indicator falls off or there is no indicator at all. If your vehicle is taking longer than usual to stop or if your brake pedal travels farther than it used to, it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked.
COME SEE US FOR YOUR BRAKE SERVICE NEEDS
Life in Northern Virginia can be extremely hard on your brakes. We have harsh winters, hot summers and terrible stop and go traffic. This combination is a recipe for disaster for your braking system. If your brakes are squealing, or winter is approaching, bring your vehicle to Advanced Automotive Inc. for repairs. Our professional team will help get you safely back on the road quickly and efficiently.