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Auto & Fleet Mechanic

5160 Pentecost Drive #C
Modesto, CA 95356

Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut timeline that tells you how often should brakes be replaced. You may only drive 8,000 miles per year, but if it is consistent stop-and-go driving in a large city, your brakes will wear more quickly than if you drive 15,000 miles through the flatlands of South Dakota.

There are several factors to take into consideration that determine how often you will need a brake replacement, such as:

  • How you drive,
  • The weight of your vehicle, which includes passengers and cargo
  • The quality of your brake materials, and
  • The purpose of your vehicle.

Brake specialists will tell you that the best way to determine if you need a brake replacement is to rely on how your brakes are performing, plus what you hear, see and feel!

If you hear a screeching sound when you step on the brake pedal, it could be the built-in wear sensors scraping against the brake disc. If your car does not have a built-in sensor, listen for squeaking, squealing, or metal-on-metal grinding. Cleaning the brakes can get rid of some minor noises, but persistent, loud noises usually mean parts are worn out.

Have you noticed the little brake warning light that flashes when you start up your car? If it illuminates while you’re driving, it is an indicator that your brake system may be low on fluid due to a leak or a problem with the master cylinder. Also, some vehicles have an electronic wear indicator with a dashboard warning light if the brake pads reach a certain minimum thickness.

Tip to Remember: Because many drivers have their tires rotated periodically (mechanics recommend a tire rotation at least every six months), have your brakes inspected visually at the same time. This is the best way to determine the condition of the brake pads, rotors, calipers and drum.

Wondering how often should brakes be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Wondering how often should brakes be replaced? Call the brake specialists at Auto & Fleet Mechanic to find out more about a needed brake replacement.

Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut timeline that tells you how often should brakes be replaced. You may only drive 8,000 miles per year, but if it is consistent stop-and-go driving in a large city, your brakes will wear more quickly than if you drive 15,000 miles through the flatlands of South Dakota.

There are several factors to take into consideration that determine how often you will need a brake replacement, such as:

  • How you drive,
  • The weight of your vehicle, which includes passengers and cargo
  • The quality of your brake materials, and
  • The purpose of your vehicle.

Brake specialists will tell you that the best way to determine if you need a brake replacement is to rely on how your brakes are performing, plus what you hear, see and feel!

If you hear a screeching sound when you step on the brake pedal, it could be the built-in wear sensors scraping against the brake disc. If your car does not have a built-in sensor, listen for squeaking, squealing, or metal-on-metal grinding. Cleaning the brakes can get rid of some minor noises, but persistent, loud noises usually mean parts are worn out.

Have you noticed the little brake warning light that flashes when you start up your car? If it illuminates while you’re driving, it is an indicator that your brake system may be low on fluid due to a leak or a problem with the master cylinder. Also, some vehicles have an electronic wear indicator with a dashboard warning light if the brake pads reach a certain minimum thickness.

Tip to Remember: Because many drivers have their tires rotated periodically (mechanics recommend a tire rotation at least every six months), have your brakes inspected visually at the same time. This is the best way to determine the condition of the brake pads, rotors, calipers and drum.

Wondering how often should brakes be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about brake replacement 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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    5160 Pentecost Drive #C, Modesto, CA 95356209-543-7575info@autoandfleetmechanic.com
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    Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
    Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
    Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
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