Brake Service: Everything You Need To Know

The braking system is one of the most important systems in your car. Everyone wants to have peace of mind knowing that their brakes won't fail and that they can safely stop their car.

Here are some hints that your brakes need to be checked by a local mechanic.

  • When braking, the vehicle pulls on one side or the other
  • The feeling of grinding on the brakes
  • Brakes react slowly
  • The brake light on the dashboard is red/flashing

What to expect from brake service:

During your regular car brake service at, your brake fluid will be checked for levels and moisture content. Brake fluid should be changed every few years so that there is no decrease in the performance of the braking system that happens due to the boiling of saturated brake fluid.

Car Brake Service: Why It's Important for You and Your Passengers

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The calipers press the brake pads against the brake discs, creating friction between the brake pads and the brake discs, which slows down the vehicle. Maintenance of brake calipers, pins, and slides not only ensures that your vehicle's braking system is optimally maintained but also increases the life of the brake pads and brake discs. 

All metals used in braking systems are subject to rust and corrosion. Regular maintenance will keep it clean and functioning as designed, giving you long brake pad life and braking safety. However, high temperatures, insufficient cooling, and brake pad traction can shorten brake disc life. Ensure maximum life and efficiency of your vehicle's braking system and have it checked and serviced regularly.