The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Worn Brakes

Hello fellow Chevy drivers! Ready for some car tips? Today, we’re talking about brake pads: how can you tell it’s time to replace your brakes?

Brakes wear out faster or slower depending on how you drive your vehicle, what the road conditions are like in your area, how heavy your car is,  and (of course) how much you drive. Do you live in LA or Buffalo? Are you a weekend driver breezing down a country road or do you drive an hour and a half to work every day in stop-and-go traffic? You’re going to have a different experience, and these factors affect how often you need your brakes checked. The simple answer is that every 7,500 miles or 12,000 kilometers you should get your brakes checked.


Check Your Brakes Regularly

An indicator to watch out for is a screeching sound coming from your brakes when you’re releasing your brake pedal. Most brake pads have wear detectors that make a high-pitched warning sound, alerting you to have your brakes checked right away. You should go to the dealership to get your brakes checked as soon as possible once you hear that sound because every time you use your brakes in your daily drive, you are wearing your brakes down even more. Driving with worn brakes can potentially damage other parts of your vehicle like your rotor, which means your service costs will go up.

Bob Bell Bel Air’s Certified Service expert technicians can help make maintaining your vehicle simple and convenient. We are not only a one-stop destination for all your vehicle maintenance needs, but we also have convenient hours, competitive service & parts pricing and advanced technology to take the stress out of servicing your vehicle. From oil changes to tire rotations, brakes, batteries and multi-point vehicle inspections, we can handle it all. Simply click here to schedule an appointment today.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(888) 844-0314

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