Car repair - especially brake repair - can be either expensive or really expensive. Depending on how long you wait to get your brakes checked will depend on how pricey your repair will be.
Brake repair is important at the first sign of problems. Not only is it less expensive, but if you are lucky, all you will need to get is a new brake pad, which isn't near as expensive as getting the rotors or calipers repaired. This is the component that stops your car, and you want that to keep working, especially if you have kids in your back seat.
Keep your braking system healthy with regular check ups to avoid the need for a major brake repair. Remember that brake fluid needs to be flushed and bled every so often, so take your car to a good mechanic to get this done now and then.
Here are some tips you can do yourself to keep your brakes happy:
- Don't stop at high speeds. This can kill your brakes faster than you think.
- Only use your right foot for braking. When you are cruising or trying to accelerate, you could find yourself, unknowingly, simultaneously pressing both pedals.
- Stop hugging your brakes! You do not need to stop every time the person in front of you has got their foot on their brake pedals. This is the fastest way to wear them out!
When you have a family, or you are just trying to keep yourself safe, it is important to be safe on the road. Keep yourself and your family safe this fall and winter by keeping the brakes on your car healthy.
Looking for quality brake service? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Kestner Automotive today for more information about brake issues and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding area.