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Auto & Fleet Mechanic

5160 Pentecost Drive #C
Modesto, CA 95356

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Are you wondering how many miles do brakes last before you may need some form of brake repair? If you are asking this question, you may already be experiencing braking problems, such as sliding to a stop at a red light even though you are stepping down hard on the brake pedal. If this is the case, more than likely you will be faced with brake repair, possibly even a major brake replacement.

Unfortunately, there is no specific guideline in your vehicle owner’s manual as to how many miles brakes last. The actual wear and tear on your brakes are mainly determined by your driving style and the purpose of your driving.

How do you know when you need a brake replacement? There are numerous warning signs of brake problems, but here are six of the most obvious:

  • Excessive Noise – The brake pads will screech, squeal, or grind metal-on-metal if not replaced when needed.
  • Vibrating – A warped disc will cause the brake pedal to pulsate when braking.
  • Leaking brake fluid – If the brake fluid is leaking onto the motor, you may start to notice a burning smell when the motor gets hot.
  • Longer stopping distances – If you have to push the brake pedal down to the floor and it feels mushy, your vehicle is probably taking too long to come to a stop. Brake components wear gradually, so don’t let your brakes reach the hazardous stage before scheduling an inspection.
  • Steering problems – If the car pulls to one side or the other while braking or you have to keep tugging at the steering wheel to go straight, the front brake pads are worn down too far and should be replaced.
  • Dash Warning light – Newer cars have electronic-wear indicators that illuminate a warning light on the dash instrument panel if the pads wear down to a specified measurement.

Tip to remember: A visual inspection is the best way to check the condition of your brakes. Ask for a brake inspection whenever you schedule a tire rotation service (this should be about every six months).

Need to know more about how many miles do brakes last? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake replacement and to schedule an appointment for a full 23-point inspection. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Wondering how many miles do brakes last? Schedule a brake replacement at Auto & Fleet Mechanic to make sure your vehicle is stopping safely.

Are you wondering how many miles do brakes last before you may need some form of brake repair? If you are asking this question, you may already be experiencing braking problems, such as sliding to a stop at a red light even though you are stepping down hard on the brake pedal. If this is the case, more than likely you will be faced with brake repair, possibly even a major brake replacement.

Unfortunately, there is no specific guideline in your vehicle owner’s manual as to how many miles brakes last. The actual wear and tear on your brakes are mainly determined by your driving style and the purpose of your driving.

How do you know when you need a brake replacement? There are numerous warning signs of brake problems, but here are six of the most obvious:

  • Excessive Noise – The brake pads will screech, squeal, or grind metal-on-metal if not replaced when needed.
  • Vibrating – A warped disc will cause the brake pedal to pulsate when braking.
  • Leaking brake fluid – If the brake fluid is leaking onto the motor, you may start to notice a burning smell when the motor gets hot.
  • Longer stopping distances – If you have to push the brake pedal down to the floor and it feels mushy, your vehicle is probably taking too long to come to a stop. Brake components wear gradually, so don’t let your brakes reach the hazardous stage before scheduling an inspection.
  • Steering problems – If the car pulls to one side or the other while braking or you have to keep tugging at the steering wheel to go straight, the front brake pads are worn down too far and should be replaced.
  • Dash Warning light – Newer cars have electronic-wear indicators that illuminate a warning light on the dash instrument panel if the pads wear down to a specified measurement.

Tip to remember: A visual inspection is the best way to check the condition of your brakes. Ask for a brake inspection whenever you schedule a tire rotation service (this should be about every six months).

Need to know more about how many miles do brakes last? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake replacement and to schedule an appointment for a full 23-point inspection. 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
Sun:Closed
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