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Why are my brakes grinding?

December 23rd, 2020 by

If you hear a noise from your brakes, you should make an appointment to come in right away—instead of turning up the radio to drown out the noise. Here’s why: What causes brakes to make a “grinding” sound? There are 2 major causes of brake grinding. If the grinding sound occurs when you press on

How often should I get my brakes serviced?

September 21st, 2020 by

Getting your brakes serviced is an important part of regular maintenance. Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. Factor #1: Driving Habits Where you drive makes a big difference when it

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

March 20th, 2020 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. These simple tricks and tips can help you maximize the life of your braking system—from the brake pads to the brake lines—and help keep

Why are my brakes squeaking? | Brake Service at V&F Auto

January 10th, 2020 by

Noisy brakes could indicate a serious safety problem. In this article, we’re setting out to answer the question: why are my brakes squeaking? Why Brakes Squeal Simply put, brakes make this noise because they’re designed to. Brake pads have an embedded stip, called a shim; when your brakes wear so thin that the shim is

When should I get my brakes replaced?

December 20th, 2018 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. Here are a few common signs that indicate when your brakes might need replacement: When your sensors send you an alert. All cars have

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

November 2nd, 2018 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. In our last article, we talked about how to tell if your brakes are leaking but there are countless ways to prevent this from

Metal on Metal: Deeper Damage

March 27th, 2018 by

As a part that’s under a lot of stress, your brakes will wear out over time. “Metal to metal” is the term used to describe brake pads or shoes that have worn through all of their friction material. When this happens, the metal backing of the pad or shoe rubs on the rotor or drum,