You use your brakes every time you drive. Brakes stop your vehicle and keep you and others safe. So whether you drive every day or only sometimes, it’s crucial to have functioning brakes. And Kaiser Auto in Valpo has experienced technicians and a friendly team to change your brakes.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Brakes
Your brakes have three main parts: the caliper, rotor and brake pads. The brake pads are inside the caliper. The caliper is outside of the rotor and operates like a clamp. When you press your brake pedal, the caliper closes and presses the brake pads against the rotor to create friction. This process slows the spinning of the wheels.
Over time, your brake pads wear down from the constant friction. And your rotors begin to rust. This breakdown is because of the parts’ materials. Brake pads contain carbon compounds, rubber, fiberglass and other materials covered in resin. Rotors, however, are iron. Because they’re different materials, you need to change your brake pads more frequently than rotors.
Generally, brake pads should be changed about every 30,000 miles, while rotors should be changed every 50,000-70,000. But some brakes need changing more frequently due to driving habits, weather conditions and more. Here are some signs you need to get your brakes changed:
- Your brakes are squealing.
- You feel a kickback from your brake pedal.
- Your brake pedal clicks or vibrates.
- Your vehicle isn’t stopping as well as it should.
- Your brake indicator light comes on.
Get a Lifetime Warranty on Your Brakes
Your vehicle is a central part of your life. It gets you to all the moments, big and small. At Kaiser Auto in Valpo, we value exceptional service that keeps your car on the road. For more than 26 years, our technicians and team members have helped Valpo and Portage residents get the car maintenance and repairs they need. And when it comes to brakes, we’re no different.
Kaiser Auto in Valpo gives a lifetime warranty for all brakes we replace. So we’ll replace the parts if your brake pads don’t last or your rotors need to be changed sooner than they should. This lifetime warranty ensures you have the necessary brakes to keep your car on the road. So request your service today to get started.