Working as a brake repair shop in Mesa, we have found that there is a lot of misinformation regarding brakes and when to get them fixed.
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Brakes and Brake Repair
First off, while your car owner’s manual has recommended guidelines as to when to replace your brakes, there are a lot of factors that will determine when you should get this done. Let’s take two drivers. Andy lives in a small rural town and he is coming up on his 10000 mile mark. Michele lives in a big city and is constantly stopping and starting in traffic, and she only has about 5,000 miles on her car. Which of them will need to call a brake repair shop first. We’ll give you a clue, it’s not Andy. A driver in a rural environment stops rarely and infrequently, and as such, his brakes are going to wear out much slower than a driver like Michele who is constantly battling traffic. The thing that is scary is that a lot of people ignore brakes until they ‘get around to it.’
WHY FIXING YOUR BRAKES SHOULD BE DONE NOW
How can you tell when your brakes are going bad? Well, there are several ways to tell really. First off, check your mileage. We know we said that there is no hard and fast mileage estimate to get your brakes done, when you’re between 15,000 and 30,000 even if you live in a really remote location, you probably want to get your car into a shop. While most modern cars have sensors that give you an indicator light on your driver’s display, one of the best ways to tell still is to use your ears. If you are starting to hear squeaking when you stop, that means that your front disc pads are going out, and with them your brakes. If you don’t get them fixed, what started out as a simple repair job will end up costing you a lot more, particularly if there is any brake rotor or caliper work that has to be done.
We see it happen all the time. People ignore their brakes squeaking. Then the squeaking becomes grinding. We even had one of our customers get towed in because his brakes were smoking. All of these customers could have saved a lot of trouble and expense for themselves simply by getting their car in for brake service in Mesa.
Read one of our our earlier articles about brake repair here.