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Monthly Archives: January 2021

How Often Should I Have My Brakes Serviced?

How Often Should I Have My Brakes Serviced?

As one of the top safety features of your vehicle, it's important to take good care of brakes. But how do you know whether or not your brakes need servicing? How Brakes Work When we refer to the "brakes" in our cars, it's common to just envision a single pedal. In reality, brakes include a full system. When you put your foot on the pedal, fluid is pushed through tubes that connect to the tires. When this happens, the brake pads are pushed against the rotors or metal discs connected to the wheels. This creates friction that causes the car to slow down. Some rear tires may use drum brakes instead of rotors. If the quality of the brake pads, rotors, and drums are not maintained, the brake system may not be effective. Signs to Look Out For If your brakes are in need of repair or maintenance, they will usually tell you. Many cars come with warning lights that will go off if an issue is detected. However, this mechanism is not 100% reliable. You should get your brakes ... read more