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Signs Your Vehicle Needs New Brakes

There are many important components and parts that make up a vehicle but, it’s fair to say that none of them are more important than its brakes. Without brakes, you would never be able to slow down or come to a complete stop when you need to. With that being said, it’s reasonable to say that your vehicle’s brakes always need to be in good working order so you can use them when you need to. While we all know brakes are important, not everyone knows when to have brakes replaced or how to tell when your vehicle requires new brakes. Keep reading to learn more about how you can tell if your vehicle needs new brakes and how often they need to be replaced.

[Learn More About: Brake Repair & Maintenance]

How To Tell If Your Vehicle Needs New Brakes?

There are many signs you can look out for that will help tell you if your vehicle needs new brakes, and if you know what to look and listen for, you’ll be able to have your brakes replaced before they go bad. Below, you’ll find a list of the most common signs your vehicle requires brake service.

  • Your vehicle pulls in one direction
  • Inspect your brake pads for wear and tear
  • You hear squealing and/or a high-pitched sound
  • Look at your brake rotors for signs of wear and tear

How Often Should You Replace Your Brakes?

Every driver has his or her own driving style, so the interval of getting new brakes installed on a vehicle can be different for everyone. As a general rule, it is recommended that you have your brakes serviced or checked every six months or around every 8,000 km. To continue to get the performance you need from your vehicle’s brakes, be sure to have a professional automotive service technician inspect your brakes.

If your vehicle is showing any of the signs above and you believe your vehicle needs new brakes, please visit or contact the service department at Red Hill Toyota, today, to schedule brake service.

[Schedule: New Brake Service]