We’re sure you’ve heard about the importance of scheduling regular oil changes and tire rotations, but brake maintenance is just as important. Your vehicle’s brake system is composed of many different parts that can experience normal wear and tear over time. Don’t wait until you see a dashboard light illuminate. Including brake maintenance as part of your normal car maintenance schedule can save you time and money down the line.
There are a few things you can do to extend the life of your brakes. The easiest thing to do is to practice safe driving. Frequent or sudden stops from high speeds, and slamming on your brakes can all cause your brakes to wear down. This is the number one culprit of brake issues. Another factor that can affect your brakes is the driving environment. If the road conditions are harsh – think gravel roads and pothole-filled streets – then debris can accumulate and cause the brakes system to work harder to function properly.
Regular brake maintenance is the best way to ensure your system enjoys a long and healthy life. When you bring your vehicle in for service at our Chevy service center our expert technicians will perform a comprehensive brake exam. They know new and used Chevy models inside and out and will check the brake fluid to ensure it’s full. If a new part is needed, we will quickly install it. Every vehicle has its own maintenance schedule so be sure to check your owner’s manual. But as a general rule, your brakes should be inspected every third oil change or every 10,000 miles.
To schedule your next service appointment, give us a call or make an appointment on our website. We hope to see you soon at Andy Mohr Chevrolet.