Brakes are obviously an essential part of your vehicle. Without working brakes, your car simply won’t be able to stop in time. This can cause anything from a small fender bender to a major accident, neither of which is worth the risk.
Regular brake maintenance helps ensure that your brakes engage every time you press on the brake pedal. Because brake pads are designed to wear gradually, if you wait a designated period in between replacing them, you may wind up costing yourself a good deal of money. As your pads wear, they will begin to put stress on other parts of the brake system, including rotors, drums, and calipers. Should any of these parts become damaged, you’re likely looking at adding hundreds of dollars onto your bill.
Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to know when brake pads are wearing down. If wear has already begun to take place, you’ll hear it. That’s because your brakes are equipped with a metal shim, called an indicator, which lets off a high-pitched squealing or screeching sound to warn you that replacement pads are needed.
Depends on what needs to be repaired. If the brake pads need to be replaced completely, then that can be an expense of $100-$200, depending on the situation. Regular maintenance of the brakes can make your life easier, and the expenses smaller. However, if the brakes simply decide to stop listening, you may have no other choice but to replace them. Replacing it before it causes a bigger problem is key when it comes to brake pads and rotors.
At PKW Performance, our team of efficient, and knowledgeable technicians can recommend you with what your brakes need. Our collection of finest equipment and replacement services will get you back on the road in no time!