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To avoid stopping problems due to bad brakes, have your brakes inspected on a regular basis—if not at every oil change, at least at every other oil change (depending on your interval for oil changes), or at each tire rotation (about every 5,000 to 6,000 miles). If it is taking you longer to come to a stop at stop signs, you may be facing a costly brake repair.

You may be wondering just how often should car brakes be serviced? Because there isn’t typically a schedule listed in your owner’s manual for brake service or brake replacement, it is important to pay attention to the stopping performance of your vehicle. The rate at which the braking components (such as pads, rotors, and calipers) wear out largely depends on your style and conditions of driving, although many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing brake components about every 50,000 miles.

If you are noticing any of the problems listed below, head to your brake repair shop:

  • Loud brakes – When the brake pads wear down and start to scrape against the rotor or disc, built-in sensors create a screeching or squealing sound. If the pads are worn down completely, you will hear metal-on-metal grinding sounds when braking.
  • Excessive vibration – A warped disc or rotor will cause the brake pedal to pulsate when braking.
  • Leaking brake fluid – If the brake fluid is leaking onto the hot motor, you could notice a burning smell.
  • Longer stopping distances – Having to push the brake pedal almost down to the floor to stop puts you in a dangerous situation as it is taking you too long to come to a stop.
  • Steering problems – If the steering wheel tugs or the car pulls to one side or the other while braking, it’s a sign the front brake pads are worn too thin.
  • Dash Warning light – Many cars now have an electronic sensor to alert drivers when the brake pads have worn past a specified measurement.

The good news is that a brake repair technician can visually inspect your brakes and inform you if some type of brake repair is needed before something serious happens.

Need to know more about how often should car brakes be serviced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Wondering how often should car brakes be serviced? Schedule an inspection of your brakes at Big Lake Automotive to prevent a major brake repair.

To avoid stopping problems due to bad brakes, have your brakes inspected on a regular basis—if not at every oil change, at least at every other oil change (depending on your interval for oil changes), or at each tire rotation (about every 5,000 to 6,000 miles). If it is taking you longer to come to a stop at stop signs, you may be facing a costly brake repair.

You may be wondering just how often should car brakes be serviced? Because there isn’t typically a schedule listed in your owner’s manual for brake service or brake replacement, it is important to pay attention to the stopping performance of your vehicle. The rate at which the braking components (such as pads, rotors, and calipers) wear out largely depends on your style and conditions of driving, although many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing brake components about every 50,000 miles.

If you are noticing any of the problems listed below, head to your brake repair shop:

  • Loud brakes – When the brake pads wear down and start to scrape against the rotor or disc, built-in sensors create a screeching or squealing sound. If the pads are worn down completely, you will hear metal-on-metal grinding sounds when braking.
  • Excessive vibration – A warped disc or rotor will cause the brake pedal to pulsate when braking.
  • Leaking brake fluid – If the brake fluid is leaking onto the hot motor, you could notice a burning smell.
  • Longer stopping distances – Having to push the brake pedal almost down to the floor to stop puts you in a dangerous situation as it is taking you too long to come to a stop.
  • Steering problems – If the steering wheel tugs or the car pulls to one side or the other while braking, it’s a sign the front brake pads are worn too thin.
  • Dash Warning light – Many cars now have an electronic sensor to alert drivers when the brake pads have worn past a specified measurement.

The good news is that a brake repair technician can visually inspect your brakes and inform you if some type of brake repair is needed before something serious happens.

Need to know more about how often should car brakes be serviced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Jamie Houle
Big Lake AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Big Lake, MN

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19868 172nd St NW, Big Lake, MN 55309763-263-0909service@biglakeautomotive.com
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Tue:8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm
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