Getting a brake service done every 12 months or 16000 miles (25000 km) will clean up any corrosion that may have built up over time preventing premature brake wear. Most of your mechanical brake parts are located behind your wheels. Dirt and debris will build up behind there over time and can cause your brakes to rust. This rust can cause many problems such as poor brake performance, sticking brakes and premature wear. Your brakes are a safety feature on your vehicle and should be properly inspected and maintained by a qualified Technician. Having your brakes serviced regularly will make a huge difference in how far you can go between brake jobs. When you press your brake pedal it moves fluid that puts pressure to your callipers. Your callipers squeeze your brake pads against your rotors and slows your car down wearing the brake pads a little bit each time. When rust builds up on your brake pads it makes them stick so they do not fully release. Your now driving around with your brakes partially applied all the time. This can wear out your brake pads quickly. It’s also going to effect your gas mileage and overheat your brakes causing further damage. Sticking brake pads can also make them harder to apply causing poor brake response. On the surface it may seem like just another expense, but like all preventative maintenance services, it’s going to save you money and give you peace of mind behind the wheel.
What is Involved
- Brake pads are removed and inspected
- Any rust or dirt is cleaned from the pads and brackets
- Pad sliders and calliper pins are lubricated
- Brake shoes are inspected, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted
What Can Happen if I Don’t Service My Brakes
- Poor brake performance
- Brakes can hang up
- Brakes can wear unevenly and prematurely
- Brakes can overheat
- Poor fuel mileage
Due to the wide range of vehicles makes and models, this is general information and should not be taken as specific to any vehicle. Please consult manufacturer specifications for the correct specifications and repair procedures for your vehicle. This information is meant to be used as a guideline only.