Brake Maintenance in Edmonton, Alberta
There are many components on your vehicle that require inspection and, in some cases, replacement. For the safety of your daily drive, some are more important than others. There are a handful of components that are considered wearables, and your braking system is one of them. We all understand that your engine is the driving force of your vehicle; however, once your vehicle is moving, it will eventually need to come to a stop. This is where your braking system comes into play. Would you rather come to a stop at a safe distance or hope that your vehicle will stop eventually? At Great West Chrysler, we have a state-of-the-art service centre equipped with all the latest technology and fully trained technicians ready to maintain your vehicle so that you can enjoy it every day. We encourage residents of St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas of Alberta to have a brake inspection completed on a regular interval. And if you feel that your brakes are not performing as they should, please book an appointment online, and we will be more than happy to take care of the rest. Please continue reading to find out more about your braking system.
Signs of Brake Wear
As you utilize your vehicle daily and depending on your driving habits, the condition of your overall braking system, and the quality and composition of your brake components, your brakes will wear down accordingly. This is why you should know some of the signs of brake wear and address them as soon as you can. Some of these signs include longer braking distance, vibration when braking, squealing sounds while braking and no braking power at all. Taking care of your brakes is vital because we understand that keeping the individuals inside your vehicle safe is just as important to you as it is to us.
How Long Should my Brakes Last?
There's no golden rule when it comes to how long your brake components should last. It is dependant on many factors such as driving habits if your vehicle is heavily loaded and your driving environment. For some drivers, brake pads can last over 60,000 kilometres, and for others, they could last under 40,000. Another element that affects your brakes' longevity is whether to use genuine OEM parts or third-grade aftermarket parts. OEM parts are designed and engineered to last longer and never have fitment issues. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us