Do you want to know how to maintain the value of your car while also ensuring you have a safer and more dependable ride? By routinely having your brakes inspected and serviced, your car will be safer and retain more of its value. It’s a win-win situation for you and your vehicle!
Without regularly inspecting and servicing your brakes, you could end up driving on worn brake pads, lowering the value of your car and taking a big risk for you and your and passengers!
Discover everything you need to know about having your brakes inspected and replaced from the brake experts at Abbotsford Chrysler. If it’s time for your vehicle’s inspection, schedule an appointment with us today!
Routinely Inspected Brakes Create Safer Driving
Brakes are without a doubt one of the most important parts of your car when it comes to safety. Driving with brakes that don’t work properly is not only dangerous to you and your passengers, but it puts the lives of other drivers and pedestrians at risk as well.
Don’t let your vehicle go another day without having your brakes inspected to make sure everything is as safe as can be!
When Should I Get My Brakes Serviced?
Brake pads typically last 48,000–56,000 km, but their durability depends on where and how you drive. If you’re driving only a short commute to work each morning, you can expect your brakes to last longer. If you’re driving on tougher, off-road terrain, it’s likely your brake pads won’t last as long.
Auto Mechanic Tip: Always be sure to look at the manufacturer’s guide for your vehicle for their recommendations on brake checkups.
A good rule of thumb is that if your brake pads are less than 3 mm thick, it’s time to have them replaced. To make sure you aren’t driving on unsafe brake pads, you should have them inspected every 12–15 months to check their thickness and see if they’re due for replacement.
Signs You Need to Have Your Brake Pads Inspected
There are a number of things to keep an eye out for when it comes to making sure your brake pads aren’t unsafe for driving.
Common symptoms of brakes in need of replacement are:
- Unusual noises coming from your brakes, such as grinding or screeching when you hit the brakes.
- The brake pedal is slow to respond and the car is harder to bring to a stop.
- The brake pedal seems lower than normal or the low brake pad warning light comes on (the anti-lock brake system, ABS).
- Steering wheel vibrates while driving or braking.
- Your car pulls to the right or left when braking.
Neglected Brakes Lead to Higher Costs
If you’re delaying getting your car’s brakes serviced, then you’re not only putting your safety at risk, you could also be damaging your rotors, which are much more expensive to replace compared to your brake pads. Even worse, if you’re neglecting to change your brake fluid when necessary, it can lead to costly damage to your brake system due to corrosion.
Avoid the inconvenience of paying an unexpected—and much higher—cost of new rotors and brake pads and have your brakes inspected today!
Have Your Vehicles Breaks Inspected Today
If your brakes are pulling, pulsating, making noise, not braking properly, or just think your brake pads are overdue for an inspection, come to the Abbotsford Chrysler Service Center and allow our brake experts to look things over.