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This seems like a simple question, but in reality, it can be confusing as to what to do when brakes need to be replaced. The first thing to do is to decide what type of brake service your car needs! Here is a list of commonly asked questions that can have vehicle owners scratching their heads in bewilderment:

  • Do I have to replace all of the components of the braking system at the same time?
  • Can I just replace the front brake pads, or should I replace all four at once?
  • Do the rotors need to be replaced every time I replace the brake pads?
  • What does it mean to “resurface” the rotors?
  • What does my mechanic mean by the term “brake replacement?”
  • Can I drive a little longer before I have a brake replacement?

The most important question to ask yourself is this, “Is my car safe to drive?” If your brakes are not fully functioning and it’s taking you too long to a complete stop, it’s time for a brake replacement! You are putting yourself and others at risk by driving with bad brakes.

When do brakes need to be replaced, you ask? For some maintenance items, such as oil changes and tire rotations, there is a set mileage interval. However, for brake replacement, there is no set mileage interval for service. The determining factor is the actual condition of your brakes!

How do you know when it’s time to replace your brakes? Two of the most obvious signs of brake problems are squealing noises and a vibrating steering wheel. Some other signs of bad brakes are squealing noises, vibrating steering wheel, grinding sounds, spongy brake pedal, pulling to one side when braking, and longer stopping distances.

Once you’ve determined it is time for a brake job, your mechanic can inspect your brakes and let you know what should be done, such as replacing the brake pad and resurfacing the rotors (a middle-of-the-road compromise), or replacing both the brake pads and the rotors at the same time (the optimum repair option).

Do you know when brakes need to 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 much time you have when brakes need to be replaced? Ask the brake experts at Auto & Fleet Mechanic about a needed brake replacement.

This seems like a simple question, but in reality, it can be confusing as to what to do when brakes need to be replaced. The first thing to do is to decide what type of brake service your car needs! Here is a list of commonly asked questions that can have vehicle owners scratching their heads in bewilderment:

  • Do I have to replace all of the components of the braking system at the same time?
  • Can I just replace the front brake pads, or should I replace all four at once?
  • Do the rotors need to be replaced every time I replace the brake pads?
  • What does it mean to “resurface” the rotors?
  • What does my mechanic mean by the term “brake replacement?”
  • Can I drive a little longer before I have a brake replacement?

The most important question to ask yourself is this, “Is my car safe to drive?” If your brakes are not fully functioning and it’s taking you too long to a complete stop, it’s time for a brake replacement! You are putting yourself and others at risk by driving with bad brakes.

When do brakes need to be replaced, you ask? For some maintenance items, such as oil changes and tire rotations, there is a set mileage interval. However, for brake replacement, there is no set mileage interval for service. The determining factor is the actual condition of your brakes!

How do you know when it’s time to replace your brakes? Two of the most obvious signs of brake problems are squealing noises and a vibrating steering wheel. Some other signs of bad brakes are squealing noises, vibrating steering wheel, grinding sounds, spongy brake pedal, pulling to one side when braking, and longer stopping distances.

Once you’ve determined it is time for a brake job, your mechanic can inspect your brakes and let you know what should be done, such as replacing the brake pad and resurfacing the rotors (a middle-of-the-road compromise), or replacing both the brake pads and the rotors at the same time (the optimum repair option).

Do you know when brakes need to 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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