Why is maintaining your brakes so important? We have customers ask us this question all the time. Why is the recommended amount of time to have your brakes inspected every 20,000kms? Read below to learn more!!
There are several reasons that maintaining your brakes is important for the overall safe operation of your vehicle. First and foremost – your safety and the safety of the passengers in your vehicle is extremely important. Without properly functioning brakes you are not only putting yourself at risk, but other drivers on the road at risk as well. The other reason is that by maintaining your brakes you will in return save yourself money.
The common recommendation is to have your brakes inspected once a year, or every 20,000kms. A great time to ask about your brakes is when you bring your vehicle in for auto services like oil changes, tire swaps, wheel alignments, etc. If you wait too long to get your brakes serviced it changes the price of the job from a simple brake repair to a full brake overhaul. Brake jobs are preventative procedures, whereas a brake overhaul requires major repairs and many replacement parts. This makes the cost of the job rise depending on the severity of your brakes.
Our Quick Lane is fully equipped to inspect your brakes, so next time you are in for a vehicle servicing make sure to mention to your advisor that you would like them looked at. Our advisors will let you know if any issues were noted before completing any recommended work. Our Quick Lane is first come first serve – and the hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm, and Saturdays from 7:30am-5:00pm. Our Service department is open from Monday-Thursday 7:30am-3:30am, Fridays from 7:30am-6:00pm, and Saturdays from 7:30am-5:00pm.