Things to Know About Brake Pads
It’s no secret that car parts don’t last forever. Different parts need to be replaced or repaired during a vehicle’s lifespan. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when something is wrong with your car. Something might feel or sound a little different but it’s easy to shake it off as something you just never noticed before. It’s important to be aware of these changes in your vehicle so you can prevent a serious problem. This week at Sanders Ford, we’re going to take a look at a few things to know about brake pads.
The first thing to note that is brake pads wear down with time, they aren’t meant to last forever. In order to help your car stop they squeeze the brake rotors to create friction so they take a lot of wear. It’s difficult just how long your brake pads will last, but we’re here to tell you a few things to help them last longer.
Avoid Sharp Braking
Stopping quickly from high speeds can cause your brakes to wear down faster. Anticipate braking sooner and brake gradually to help make your brakes last longer. It also helps to avoid steep hills and rough terrain that could affect the overall condition of your brakes.
Listen for Warning Signs
There are some warning signs associated with worn out brake pads. Brakes make subtle noise when they start showing their wear and by the time you start hearing screeching or grinding noises, damage could already have occurred. Make sure you are paying attention to any new noises that occur when you brake.
Get them Checked Regularly
The best way to stay informed when it comes to your car is getting it checked regularly. Trained service professionals like the service department at Sanders Ford can tell you if your brake pads need replacing. There are often deals like the recent Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee.
Brake pads are a vital part of your vehicle so it’s important to stay aware of what’s happening with them. If you have any concerns about your vehicle, make an appointment at Sanders Ford. Our service department will be able to tell you if there is anything you need to fix. There are also a variety of different service specials every month to help you fix your car at an affordable price. Come see us at Sanders Ford today!