Monthly Archives: April 2013

When is it Time for Brake Service?

When is it Time for Brake Service?

Of all the preventative maintenance your car needs, brake service is one of the most important (and unfortunately, also one of the most overlooked). The brakes endure huge amounts of heat and stress in stopping several tons of steel every time we drive, and they typically hold up remarkably well - but they don't last forever. Many people take their brakes for granted and don't notice they need work until they are completely worn out and doing damage to the wheels - or even worse, when they fail completely. However, if you simply pay attention, your vehicle will usually give you a few clues that it's time for a visit to your local auto repair technician to check the brakes. Here are some common symptoms to look for. Brakes squeal or screech when you apply them. Most vehicles are designed with a mechanism that causes a high-pitched squeal/screech when the brake pads are getting too low. This is usually the first and most obvious sign that it's time for bra ... read more

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