When, Why And How Often Should Brakes Be Serviced?
September 16th, 2015
It’s best to make sure your brakes are working properly with a brake system check every 12 months/15,000 miles or based on the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service interval that matches your vehicle’s operating conditions and your driving habits. Schedule an appointment for Brakes today at a JBC Tire Complete Auto Care, Springfield / Nixa MO, near you.
What is the service?
· Properly working brakes are essential to vehicle safety, and maintenance is the key to reliable stopping power. Brake pads, shoes, drums and rotors are made of materials that wear down over time from heat and friction, even in normal driving conditions. When brake pads or shoes are in need of replacement, your vehicle may alert you with a dashboard indicator light or an audible indicator (squealing sound). It's important to replace brake shoes and pads before they wear out completely and damage more expensive brake parts.
Why is the service recommended?
· During our brake service, a JBC Tire Complete Auto Care professional will perform a thorough inspection of your brakes, checking for problems and going over brake components to see that they're working properly. If needed, we'll perform a brake repair, installing new pads or shoes. We may also resurface or replace brake rotors or drums and replace brake fluid.
How does our service help?
· Of course, proper brake maintenance helps ensure that your vehicle will come to a complete stop when the brake pedal is depressed. But periodic replacement of brake pads and shoes can also help you save money in the long run by preventing metal on metal contact, which can damage more expensive rotors or drums.
Periodic brake pad replacement may save you money by preventing a metal on metal condition which accelerates the need to replace expensive rotors or drums
· To help ensure optimal brake performance, you should have your brake system checked every 12 months/15,000 miles or based on the vehicle manufacturer's recommended service interval that matches your vehicle's operating conditions and your driving habits, and get brake repair service as needed. This automotive service comes with a service warranty.
Estimated service time: 45 minutes-3 hours.