Eventually, every car will need to get its brakes inspected and replaced. Afterall, the brakes help you slow down and come to a stop when needed, emergency or not. Therefore, it is vital that you get your brakes replaced every once in a while. Next time you need a brake inspect and replacement in Green Bay, WI, visit the experts here at Broadway Automotive.
On average, brakes need to be replaced after 50,000 miles. However, this can vary based on your driving habits and certain environmental factors, including whether you do most your driving in the city or on hills. Depending on these factors, brakes can go bad as early as 25,000 miles while others may last 70,000 miles.
Signs that Your Brakes are Going Bad
There are multiple signs that can indicate that your brakes are going bad. A shaking steering wheel indicates that a brake rotor may have warped. Squealing or scraping noises when braking indicates that the brake pads are not thick enough to protect the metal components, and damage will occur eventually. Ideally, you will want to get your brakes inspected regularly to avoid these issues.
Ways to Make Your Brakes Last Longer
Did you know that changing your driving habits can help make your brakes last longer? If you are the type that drives with your left foot on the brake pedal, get into the habit of keeping it off. Also, avoid heavy braking unless you are in an emergency. Coasting to a stop or gradual braking is much easier on your brakes and won’t wear them out as quickly.
Schedule Service at Broadway Automotive
If you suspect bad brakes and would like a checkup, or know that you are due for new brakes, schedule service at Broadway Automotive. Choose between our Ashland Ave. or Military Ave. locations, whichever is most convenient for you. No matter which location you select, our service team will be happy to take care of you and your vehicle.