Most drivers don't think much about their brakes until there are major problems. They don't pay attention unless the brakes feel very weak or they start to hear those unpleasant screeching and squealing noises that typically indicate low brake pads or other significant brake issues.
When you wait until there is a major brake problem is when you end up having to spend more on major brake repairs. Not only that, but driving with bad brakes can also cause other automotive issues, including damage to the wheels and tires and the suspension system. This is why it is always recommended to have your brakes serviced preventatively as part of your overall preventative maintenance plan. A brake service will replace brake pads and resurface the rotors before they become too weak. A professional mechanic will also inspect the brake fluid and bleed the brakes as needed, while inspecting all the other brake components to make sure that everything is working properly.
Here are 4 key benefits of getting your brakes serviced preventatively, according the Fairbanks auto repair specialists at Simard Automotive:
Obviously, few things are more important to your safety as a driver than your brakes. If your brakes are damaged or weak, you will not be able to stop as quickly and your car won't handle as well when you need it to. Don't put your own life (as well as the lives of anyone else on the road around you) at risk by waiting until the brakes become a problem or stop working completely!
2. Vehicle Performance
Healthy brakes are vital to good vehicle performance. Damaged/weak brakes can impact the health and performance of other vehicle components like wheels, tires, suspension and drivetrain. They can also impact your wheel alignment, which gives the vehicle better overall handling. Driving on bad brakes can lead to all sorts of other mechanical and performance issues.
3. Brake Life
Maintaining your brakes periodically will keep all aspects of your brake system working better and lasting longer. Ultimately, this can save you time and money by avoiding costly repairs and having to replace brake pads and rotors more often than you should have to.
To points number 2 and 3 above, brake services are an important preventative maintenance procedure to help prevent major problems that will be more expensive to repair. Brake services are inexpensive, and if done regularly, will help you avoid more significant brake and other mechanical issues that will cost you a lot more money to repair.
These are just a few of the key benefits of getting your brakes inspected and serviced regularly by a professional mechanic.
If you are in the Fairbanks, AK area and are in need of brake maintenance, inspection or repairs, call either of Simard Automotive's two local auto shops today at (855) 690-0889 (Airport Shop on Aeronca Ave.) or (855) 639-5001 (Chevron Shop on Gaffney Rd.). You can also schedule your service appointment online for maximum convenience!