Your car’s brake system is important.
That’s why the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Eagle’s Landing work so hard to ensure you understand what’s happening with your vehicle.
To help you fully understand the basics of your car’s brake system, here are five questions our experts hear all the time:
1. What is the anti-lock brake system? Why is it important?
The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) pumps the brakes at an extremely fast pace to bring your car to a gradual stop. The pumping created by the ABS brakes allows you to hold onto control over the car as you stop. This technology is especially helpful in the event of an emergency.
2. How often should brake pads be replaced?
Brake pads wear down at different times depending on the type of car you drive and your driving habits. However, a general rule of thumb is to schedule a brake pad replacement every year. You can extend the life of your brake pads by coming to a gradual stop every time, instead of slamming on the brakes.
3. Brakes are fine until I hear grinding or squeaks, right?
By the time you hear the brakes grinding, you’re already in trouble. That noise is your brakes audibly grinding against the system’s metal components. Unfortunately, this will cause a lot of damage with a hefty repair bill. Again, the best way to avoid this problem is to schedule an annual brake inspection.
4. Do I really need to replace brake fluid?
Our knowledgeable technicians recommend a brake fluid exchange every 30,000 miles. Brake fluid is essential to moving the system smoothly, as well as helping it stand up to high heat and pressure. Every few years, or if your brake fluid is especially degraded, we may suggest a full system flush.
5. Are all brakes the same?
No, all brakes are not the same. Cheaper brake parts have the tendency to crack under extreme heat or perform poorly when they’re most needed. That’s why our professionals only work with quality parts they know will last. We know what it takes to provide the right service the first time.
We can’t stress enough how important the brakes are to your safety on the road. We’re proud of our brake system service and guarantee it under our 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference Warranty. If it’s time for a brake system inspection, call Christian Brothers Automotive Eagle’s Landing in Stockbridge, Georgia today. See the nice difference and stay safe this holiday season!