Your brakes are one aspect of a properly operated vehicle. Your car or trucks brake system needs to be in excellent working condition in order to do what they are supposed to…..protect you. You brakes are a vital safety feature, allowing to slow down and come to a complete stop.
Brake Service You Can Trust
There are several moving parts that comprise of your vehicle’s brake system. Brake failure or damage can be caused by a variety of culprits. Your cars brakes wear out by design. Understanding if you need your brakes replaced, your rotors need attention, or you need to add brake fluid, is important for your overall safety. It is important that you schedule regular maintenance to have your brakes checked, as well as bring your car in if you are experiencing any signs of brake damage.
The JNJ Auto team are professional, experienced and certified technicians that know cars and know brakes. We offer full brake inspections to make sure that your brakes are running and performing as they should. Our multi-point brake system inspection makes sure that we diagnosis any and all brake problems.
Signs You Need To Get Your Brakes Inspected:
- Grinding, squeaking or irregular noises when you press your brake pedal.
- Inability to stop quickly
- Pulling to the right or left when you apply your brakes
- Warning indicator light turns on
- Brakes feel spongy or are slow to respond
Break Pad Replacement
Often times a simple fix is new brake pads, one of the most common brake services performed. Break pads become worn over time from use and cab begin to wear from heat.That being said, brake pads are only one component of the overall brake system, so it is important that we make sure there are no other major or minor repairs that need to be done. Other brake components like calipers and rotors should be functioning properly in order not put additional wear on the pads.
We recommend having your brake pads inspected when you get your oil changed. Brake pad gauges can be used to measure wear and we will be able to inform you how much friction material is left and its life span.
Always pay attention to sign that could be indicating your car is in need of brake service or repair. If you have any questions, give us a call. We are happy to help you!
Brake Repair FAQs
Your brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. And brake pads are a key component as well because they are what applies pressure and friction to your brake rotors allowing the vehicle to come to a stop. While the precise time frame of when to change your brake pads varies with some saying to look at your vehicle owner's manual to get a general idea. Or that having your brake pads changed every 10,000-20,000 miles is best to ensure long lasting brakes.The general idea is that brake pads should be replaced between 20,000 - 70,000 miles. However, paying attention to signs that your brake pads are worn down is also important. As well as having regular brake inspections as part of your preventative maintenance routine.
While the type of driving you do and the roads you travel on play a role in brake health, brakes should be inspected every 20,000 - 30,000 miles or every 1 to 2 years. Having a brake inspection performed by a certified mechanic is a quick way to inspect your brakes for any wearing, repairs or brake replacement needed. Brake inspections are relatively inexpensive and can help to ensure that any repairs or worn parts are replaced before they become bigger more serious issues. Brake inspections also help to ensure the overall safety and well being of the driver and any passengers.
There are a few different signs that it may be time to have your brakes checked. The first is worn brake pads which are very dangerous because they are actually what allows your vehicle to come to a stop. The second is odd noises like grinding or squealing. Cars are equipped with a sensor that emits a loud screeching sound when brake pads are worn. The longer you allow these noises to continue unchecked, the more damage you can do to your brakes resulting in more costly repairs.