One of the most important parts of a car is the brakes. The brakes play a huge role in how you drive your car and how you stay safe while driving. When it comes to cars, one of the great parts about getting an oil change is that most places will put a sticker on your window saying how many miles you need to hit to get your oil changed again. Sadly, this is not the case for breaks. The breaks are a lot more difficult to predict a timeline for, thus, making it important for you to know all the information on deciding when its time to get them serviced. It is often difficult to say that x amount of years is when you should come in next to get things checked. This is due to the brakes being a maintenance-based service rather than a mile based one.
Every car and set of brakes is different based on a variety of factors, such as weather, use, age, and driving style. Although some cars have information on when to get the brakes serviced in their car’s manual, many people do not have the luxury of knowing. Unlike a flat tire or being low on gas, a break issue will not come up in a colored light on your dashboard. This makes it even more critical to get them routinely checked out. Sometimes while driving you may hear a squeaking sound or the brake may seem to not stop the way it used to, these are clear signs that it may be time for them to be maintenance. However, your brakes will not give you signs every time, and you definitely do not want to wait until they are in a bad condition to get them serviced, the best way to be safe about brake service is to get them routinely checked. If you find yourself coming into Auto Works Delray for an oil change or a flat tire, you should just get your breaks checked too. It can’t hurt to be extra cautious when it comes to the function that stops your car. Here at Auto Works Delray, we understand how overwhelming the technical talk about cars can be. Which is why we try and break it down in a way that you can understand.
What Happens When Your Breaks are Serviced?
Many components go into making the brakes work. When it comes to establishing what brake, work needs to be done to your car it can get quite confusing. When you come in for your car to be checked the mechanic will get an opportunity to take a good look at the car and then determine the problem. Once the problem is sorted out, we can figure out which part of the brakes need to be serviced and which ones are still working as good as new. Some of the services that you may be able to expect are, brake fluid flush, brake pad and shoe replacement, brake caliper or caliper pin, and brake rotor machine polishing or replacement.
Auto Works Delray is the place for all your brake servicing needs! We have all the information you need to ensure that you are protected and feel confident when driving. Summer is right around the corner, and as any Floridian knows, this means random downpours of rain. The rain mixed with brakes that have not been recently or properly serviced could be a recipe for disaster; for example, incidents such as hydroplaning are a big risk and are far too common in situations like these. Don’t risk driving with brakes that won’t have your back. When it comes to your car’s brakes it’s all about safety, both with the brakes and with the company you decide to go with. Why risk going with a company you don’t trust? If you read this guide and are thinking it’s been a while since your car has been checked out, then it may be time to come on in and have one of our experts check everything. Contact us today at (561) 272-7451 to find out more about how we can help you and your car needs.