We know it can be frustrating when you go in for what you think should be a simple brake pad change, and yet end up spending hundreds of dollars on other car issues you didn’t know you had. At Brakes 4 Less, we are upfront about what work we think your car needs done, and we never try to sell parts or services that are unnecessary. But sometimes, there just isn’t any way around it: your car needs a complete brake job.
If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place.
Common Signs You Need a Brake Job
Keeping on top of brake maintenance is the easiest way to know if you need a brake job. Brake inspections are recommended every six months to a year in most cases, or whenever you have your car tires rotated.
But sometimes you’ll start to notice issues outside of regular check-ins, and it’s important to pay attention to signs and symptoms your brakes may need some work. Besides a brake indicator icon lighting up on your dashboard, the most common way brakes will let you know they need work is by screeching or squealing. This noise is often caused by a metal indicator that is letting you know your brake pads are worn down too far. There are also several other signs to look out for:
This is when your car pulls to one side when you brake, regardless of how you’re holding the steering wheel. This can be dangerous, so don’t wait to get your brakes checked out!
Brake Pedal “Sinks”
If you notice your brake pedal sinks toward the floor, is too soft or is not as responsive as you’re used to, that’s a big sign you need to get to an auto shop.
Louder than the squealing we mentioned earlier, a grinding or growling noise is an indicator your brake pads are worn down completely. This can lead to scratches on your brake rotors, which will need to be fixed as well.
Vibrating Pedal or Steering Wheel
Steering wheels that shake or brakes that vibrate can be a sign of an uneven rotor. Rotors can be resurfaced at your local Brakes 4 Less to resolve this issue.
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What’s Included in a Brake Job
Once you’ve determined you need to take your car in for a brake job, you’ll probably be interested to know exactly what work will be done. Depending on the state of the different components of your vehicle’s braking system, it could be as simple as new brake pads and a topping off of brake fluid. Other times, your car will require more substantial work.
Regardless of the brake services you need, a complete brake job at Brakes 4 Less starts with a full inspection of your vehicle’s braking system. This lets the mechanic know what parts will be needed and in what sequence to perform the brake job. Oftentimes, rotors and drums will need to be resurfaced and brake fluid changed out for fresh fluid.
Other components that will be assessed include:
- Steel brake lines
- Wheel cylinders
- Master cylinders
- Hardware components such as mounting pins and caliper pins
- Wheel bearings
Any parts displaying leaks, cracks, corrosion or damage should be repaired or replaced with a complete brake job.
At Brakes 4 Less, we want to help you get the most bang for your buck. We get our parts directly from the manufacturer and pass the savings on to you. Our brake job packages start at $179 for all four wheels, and all come with a parts and labor warranty!
Choose Brakes 4 Less for Brake Services Near You
For an affordable, convenient and quick brake job near you, Brakes 4 Less is the best choice! We strive to provide our customers with the fastest service possible while also providing exceptional service and quality work. We have a same-day service guarantee, and try to get each car done within two hours. This is a system that can’t be replicated at another auto shop that sees cars for all different reasons. Because we specialize in brakes and only brakes, you can rest assured that we know what we’re doing. If you’re experiencing issues with your brakes, don’t wait. Call us today to schedule a brake job at a Brakes 4 Less location near you! 866-588-7867
Or if you don’t know what your car needs, simply fill out the form below!