How To Tell If You Need New Brakes

April 21st, 2018 by

Brake Repair

It’s easy to tell when your vehicle needs new brakes, if you know what to look for. Be sure to schedule brake service at our Hollywood, CA service center right away if you notice any of the following red flags during braking:

  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Strange smells
  • “Pulling” to the left or right
  • Jutting forward
  • Vibration in the steering wheel

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What Factors Affect Brake Health?

The brake system is your vehicle’s most important safety feature; keeping your brakes in good shape could mean the difference between avoiding an accident and footing a hefty bill for post-collision repairs. How often you should change your vehicle’s brakes depends on a few factors:

  • Your driving habits
  • Environment (the hills in the Los Angeles area can wear brakes faster)
  • Your vehicle’s performance profile
  • Brake pad quality and materials

When in doubt, consult your owner’s manual, or speak with one of our certified technicians!

How Often Should You Expect to Replace Your Brakes

Typically, brake pad replacement is needed every 50,000 miles. If you don’t drive much and live in a sleepy area like Los Angeles, you may be able to change your brake pads every 75,000 miles—at the most. However, if you live in the middle of West Hollywood with plenty of stop-and-go traffic, your vehicle may need new brakes every 25,000 miles.

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