Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Most current vehicles come with two front brakes and two rear brakes. Your brakes are what allows you to stop the car when necessary. You can expect your brakes to last between 25,000-60,000 miles depending on how you drive. Your vehicle owner’s manual will give you a specific idea of what to expect when it comes to your specific car. Here are some signs that it may be time to have your brakes serviced:
● Loud screeching noise or a clicking noise when you press on the brakes and slow your car down
● You notice that your steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes when you press down on your brakes
● It takes longer to slow your vehicle down to a complete stop
● Your car pulls to one side or the other when you brake. This may mean that one brake pad has worn down faster than the others.
● You notice your brake light displayed on your dashboard
If you notice one of these signs, it is important to get your car into an auto repair shop as quickly as possible. If your brakes fail, you may not be able to stop while driving. This is a safety hazard for you, your passengers and others on the road. When you drive, your brakes are constantly being used, so it is common for the brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums and calipers, need routine maintenance.
Clark Automotive can help you with a wide range of vehicle maintenance and repair issues including brake work. We recommend that your brakes be inspected twice a year. This is easy to do when you are also having your tires rotated or a routine oil change. Regular brake inspection ensures that you do not end up with a safety problem on your hands. Our staff can make sure that your brakes are in good working order to prevent a major problem. We can replace brake pads, shoes and wheel bearings as needed, lubricate parts such as the backing plate and caliper, repair or replace the drums, and flush the entire brake system.
Auto Shop In Blaine Specializing In Brake Work
If you are concerned about a potential problem with your brakes, give us a call today at 763-784-7944 and we will find time for you to come in quickly for an appointment. We realize that your brakes are a critical part of staying safe on the road so we will work you in if needed.