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Auto & Fleet Mechanic

5160 Pentecost Drive #C
Modesto, CA 95356

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As winter is approaching and there is an increased risk of snow and ice on the roads, it is more important than ever to ensure your brakes are in good working order. Good brake maintenance not only increases the longevity and performance of your vehicle but also helps avoid accidents and injuries.

Here are four brake maintenance tips to help prevent premature brake replacement that will also keep you driving safer down the :

  1. Replace Brake Pads and Rotors – Friction between the tires and the brake pads cause heat, which wears down the brake pad. Inspect the depth of the pads to make sure there is sufficient resistance. If you need to depress your brake pedal further down than usual, if you smell a burning odor, or your stopping distance increases drastically, it is time for a brake replacement of pads and rotors.
  2. Flush Brake Fluid (about every 25,000 miles) – When the brake pedal is depressed, pressure builds and is transferred through the brake fluid to the master cylinder, through the brake lines, and into the calipers, which then transfers this pressure to the brake pads and rotors, bringing your car to a stop.
  3. Bleed Brake Lines (about every two to three years) – Bleeding the brake line removes excess air from the brake lines. When small amounts of air become trapped inside the brake line, it can reduce the performance of the braking system.
  4. Replace/Upgrade Brake Parts – When it becomes necessary to replace some parts of the braking system, you may want to upgrade to higher performance components to improve the longevity and performance of your brakes. For example, slotted disc brakes are more heat resistant, or ceramic pads are quieter and produce less brake dust.

If you’re wondering how can you tell when you need new brakes, your mechanic can help you with any maintenance or brake replacement that may be needed. They will inspect the master cylinder, brake lines, brake pads, calipers, and rotors.

For questions about how can you tell when you need new brakes, contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information and to schedule an appointment for a needed brake replacement. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Any drivers often wonder how can you tell when you need new brakes? If you are experiencing stopping problems, it is time for some needed brake repair.

As winter is approaching and there is an increased risk of snow and ice on the roads, it is more important than ever to ensure your brakes are in good working order. Good brake maintenance not only increases the longevity and performance of your vehicle but also helps avoid accidents and injuries.

Here are four brake maintenance tips to help prevent premature brake replacement that will also keep you driving safer down the :

  1. Replace Brake Pads and Rotors – Friction between the tires and the brake pads cause heat, which wears down the brake pad. Inspect the depth of the pads to make sure there is sufficient resistance. If you need to depress your brake pedal further down than usual, if you smell a burning odor, or your stopping distance increases drastically, it is time for a brake replacement of pads and rotors.
  2. Flush Brake Fluid (about every 25,000 miles) – When the brake pedal is depressed, pressure builds and is transferred through the brake fluid to the master cylinder, through the brake lines, and into the calipers, which then transfers this pressure to the brake pads and rotors, bringing your car to a stop.
  3. Bleed Brake Lines (about every two to three years) – Bleeding the brake line removes excess air from the brake lines. When small amounts of air become trapped inside the brake line, it can reduce the performance of the braking system.
  4. Replace/Upgrade Brake Parts – When it becomes necessary to replace some parts of the braking system, you may want to upgrade to higher performance components to improve the longevity and performance of your brakes. For example, slotted disc brakes are more heat resistant, or ceramic pads are quieter and produce less brake dust.

If you’re wondering how can you tell when you need new brakes, your mechanic can help you with any maintenance or brake replacement that may be needed. They will inspect the master cylinder, brake lines, brake pads, calipers, and rotors.

For questions about how can you tell when you need new brakes, contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information and to schedule an appointment for a needed brake replacement. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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5160 Pentecost Drive #C, Modesto, CA 95356209-543-7575info@autoandfleetmechanic.com
Mon:07:30am - 05:30pm
Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
Fri:07:30am - 05:00pm
Sat:Closed
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