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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

TOP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW OFTEN SHOULD THE BRAKE PADS OF A CAR BE REPLACED?

Generally, brake pads need to be replaced after about 50,000 miles.

HOW TO KNOW IF I NEED TO REPLACE MY BRAKES?

Squeaking or squealing noise coming from brakes or deep grinding metal sounds.

HOW LONG BEFORE YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR ROTORS?

They should be replaced about every 70,000 miles on most vehicles.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PUT NEW BRAKES ON A CAR?

It generally takes 30 minutes to 1 hour for one of our expert technicians to finish the job.

WHAT CAN I DO TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF MY BRAKE PADS?

Drive with the flow of traffic to avoid any unnecessary heavy braking. Give yourself plenty of following distance from the car in front of you so you can coast to a nice, easy stop.

COULD BAD ROTORS CAUSE UNEVEN BRAKE PAD WEAR?

A common cause of uneven brake pad wear is DTV (Disc Thickness Variation).

DO I NEED AN ALIGNMENT AFTER CHANGING BRAKE PADS?

No, you do not need an alignment because of the pad replacement.

WHY WOULD THE BRAKES ON A CAR FAIL?

The major reason why brakes fail is as a result of fluid leakage.

WHY DO MY BRAKES FEEL SPONGY AFTER REPLACING THE PADS?

Air in the brake fluid is the most common cause of low, spongy brakes.

IS IT GOOD TO PUT NEW BRAKES ON BAD ROTORS?

Yes, if you don’t this will cause your pads to wear out faster than normal, and also braking efficiency will also be affected.

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