And yet, many drivers forget to properly maintain this essential component.
Here are three ways to keep your brakes well maintained, and save money at the same time.
1. When you hear grinding noises, it’s too late.
If you’re hearing a grinding noise while stopping, your vehicle is already in trouble. The abrasive sound is the brake system grinding against the rotors. This unfortunate scenario can severely damage the system and lead to expensive repairs.
2. Don’t forget about brake fluid.
Too many drivers aren’t aware their brake fluid needs regular replacing. In fact, your fluid should be replaced every 30,000 miles. With clean, new fluid, your car can stop more quickly and efficiently. Every few years, our ASE-certified technicians may suggest a brake fluid flush as well.
3. Be proactive, be safe.
Just because you don’t hear any strange noises, it doesn’t mean your brake system is in tip-top shape. The calipers, rotors and brake shoes all need regular maintenance. The best choice you can make is to schedule annual service and to have the thickness of your brake pads checked with every oil change.
At our North Richland Hills auto repair shop, we take brake service seriously. Every service and repair is thoroughly explained so you understand the work we’re doing to your car. We take exceptional service a step further by guaranteeing each repair with our 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference Warranty.
Stay safe this holiday season with a brake system inspection from Christian Brothers Automotive Rufe Snow in North Richland Hills, Texas. Call today for service, and see the nice difference!