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Most vehicle owners understand that if you keep your car long enough, at some point in time, they will be faced with brake repair. This may simply entail replacing the brake pads. Some brake components can be cleaned, lubricated, or resurfaced instead of replacing them, such as “resurfacing” the rotors. These simple brake repairs will keep your brakes working properly so that you are driving as safely as possible.

Because there usually isn’t a stated schedule for brake repair, how do you know when your brakes are going bad, you ask? The time it takes for the braking components (such as pads, rotors, and calipers) to wear out depends largely on your driving habits and road conditions. Ask your mechanic to inspect your brakes about every 5,000-7,000 miles (or at every oil change). This inspection should include measuring the thickness of the brake pad, the condition of the rotors, and the calipers, and cleaning and lubricating all the components to make sure that everything is moving freely.

The signs below are indicators that it’s time for brake repair:

  • Noisy brakes – Built-in sensors create a screeching or squealing sound when the brake pads wear down and start to scrape against the brake disc.
  • Excessive vibrating – If the disc or rotor is warped, the brake pedal will pulsate when braking.
  • Leaking brake fluid – If the brake fluid is leaking onto the hot motor, you notice a burning smell while driving.
  • Longer stopping distances – If the brake linings are wearing out, you will have to push the brake pedal almost down to the floor to brake.
  • Steering problems – The brake pads are probably worn down too thin if your car pulls to one side or the other when stepping on the brake pedal.
  • Dash Warning light – Newer vehicles have electronic sensors that alert you when the brake pads have worn down to a specified measurement.

Your mechanic can determine how many more miles your brakes will last, or if any of the components should be replaced immediately.

Need to know more about how do you know when your brakes are going bad? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Wondering how do you know when your brakes are going bad? The brake specialists at Auto & Fleet Mechanic can take care of needed brake repair.

Most vehicle owners understand that if you keep your car long enough, at some point in time, they will be faced with brake repair. This may simply entail replacing the brake pads. Some brake components can be cleaned, lubricated, or resurfaced instead of replacing them, such as “resurfacing” the rotors. These simple brake repairs will keep your brakes working properly so that you are driving as safely as possible.

Because there usually isn’t a stated schedule for brake repair, how do you know when your brakes are going bad, you ask? The time it takes for the braking components (such as pads, rotors, and calipers) to wear out depends largely on your driving habits and road conditions. Ask your mechanic to inspect your brakes about every 5,000-7,000 miles (or at every oil change). This inspection should include measuring the thickness of the brake pad, the condition of the rotors, and the calipers, and cleaning and lubricating all the components to make sure that everything is moving freely.

The signs below are indicators that it’s time for brake repair:

  • Noisy brakes – Built-in sensors create a screeching or squealing sound when the brake pads wear down and start to scrape against the brake disc.
  • Excessive vibrating – If the disc or rotor is warped, the brake pedal will pulsate when braking.
  • Leaking brake fluid – If the brake fluid is leaking onto the hot motor, you notice a burning smell while driving.
  • Longer stopping distances – If the brake linings are wearing out, you will have to push the brake pedal almost down to the floor to brake.
  • Steering problems – The brake pads are probably worn down too thin if your car pulls to one side or the other when stepping on the brake pedal.
  • Dash Warning light – Newer vehicles have electronic sensors that alert you when the brake pads have worn down to a specified measurement.

Your mechanic can determine how many more miles your brakes will last, or if any of the components should be replaced immediately.

Need to know more about how do you know when your brakes are going bad? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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