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Brake Inspection/Replacement FAQs

Brake Inspection/Replacement FAQs

Keeping up the maintenance on your car, whether it's old or new, is a vital part of making it last for many years. One of the maintenance tasks that you'll need to have done on a regular basis in a brake inspection. A lot of people may not really think much about brake inspections until they need brakes. However, if you keep up on your brake inspections, you'll know when you need new brake pads and then you'll save your rotors (which are more costly).


Brake Inspection/Replacement FAQs


It's vital to keep up with inspecting your brakes so that your rotors will hold up longer. Let's look at the most common brake inspection/replacement FAQs:


Do Service Shops Check Brakes During Regular Inspection?


When you get your vehicle inspected in Alberta, they will look over the main mechanical parts of your car. This includes checking out your brakes. When they inspect your brakes, they will let you know if your brake pads need to be replaced. If they are too worn down, it could wear away at the rotors. However, if the pads are only showing minimal wear, they can simply replace the pads.


When Should One Get Brake Inspection Done?


As a rule, you should have your brakes inspected every six months. However, if you drive more miles than the average, then you may need to get them inspected more often. Whether you do more city or highway driving will make a difference too since driving in the city requires more use of the brakes.


When to Replace Brake Pads?


Nissan Brake


Brake pads usually hold up for approximately 25,000 to 65,000 miles. If you've never had your brake pads replaced and your car is over that amount, then there is a good chance you need a new set.


However, there are ways you can tell if your brake pads are starting to go bad. These are as follows:

• Your brake warning light comes on
• You hear a grinding sound when you apply the brake
• High-pitched squealing sound coming from the brakes
• Your brake pedal is vibrating
• Brake feels "odd" like it goes down farther than normal


What to do Next


If you realize that your brake pads are wearing out, then it's time to get in touch with an experienced service technician to have them inspected. Your service repair technician will see how wore down the brake pads are. If they are less than .63 cm thick, then they will recommend having them replaced.


At Royal Oak Nissan, our service technicians will inspect your vehicle thoroughly, including the brakes. If your brake pads are wearing thin, we can replace them, thus protecting your rotors for the future. We pride ourselves on doing an outstanding job for our customers. You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly at (888) 432-3651. Or if you'd prefer, you can use the online scheduling form to get an appointment for your brake inspection. We look forward to serving you soon!

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