At Tropical Performance, we perform wide-ranging inspections to ensure that your vehicle is working properly. One of the most important aspects of these inspections involves checking your brakes. Below, you’ll learn a bit about brake maintenance and replacement: how often it needs to be done, and how we help ensure that your vehicle is safe to operate.
When Should You Replace Your Brakes?
Generally speaking, your brake pad needs to be replaced after anywhere from 25,000 to 75,000 miles. This may vary a bit depending on your driving style and where you live, but if you consult your owner’s manual, you should get a good estimate for when it’s time to bring the car in for new brakes.
Sometimes, we don’t have to replace your brakes. Instead, there are a few quick fixes we can make to ensure they’re operating at their proper level of performance.
The first is to ensure that there’s no air in the brakes. Air may get into your brake lines if your vehicle’s running low on fluid. If your brakes are spongy, this is often the cause. To fix the problem, we’ll bleed your brakes. We’ll then fill up your brake fluid and make any necessary adjustments.
We’ll also check to make sure your caliper isn’t freezing up. This tends to happen because dirt or grit gets in the caliper, though it may also happen due to corrosion over time. To unfreeze the caliper, we’ll recondition it so that it moves properly again.
Need to Get Your Brakes Checked in Franklin Park?
Look no further. Tropical Performance is Franklin Park’s mechanic of choice. For years, we’ve been helping drivers just like you ensure their vehicles are safe for driving and optimized for performance. To get your vehicle inspected and repaired, don’t hesitate to call us today at (954) 866-7490.