Maintaining Your Brakes

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How Often Should I Have Maintenance on My Brakes?

The recommended frequency for brake maintenance can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the make and model of the vehicle, the type of driving conditions, and the type of brake system.

As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to have your brakes inspected at least once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Additionally, if you notice any signs of wear or problems with your brakes, such as squealing, grinding, or a soft brake pedal, you should have your brakes checked immediately.

During a brake inspection, a mechanic will check the brake pads, rotors, and brake fluid, and will also inspect the brake lines and hoses for leaks or damage. If the brake pads are worn, they will be replaced. If the brake rotors are worn, they may need to be resurfaced or replaced.

It’s important to keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and the specific needs of your vehicle may vary. Always consult your vehicle’s owner manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations, and keep an eye out for warning signs of brake problems.