How do I extend the life of my brakes?

How do I extend the life of my brakes?

Brakes are the most important safety feature on a vehicle regardless of the type. Before finding yourself having to get them replaced by a certified mechanic such as Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center, there are a few ways you can prolong the life of your brakes.

  • Allow plenty of room to stop:

Sudden stops are hard on your brakes and put a lot of pressure on the brake pads which will wear down the rubber and metal. By leaving a fair amount of distance to come to a full stop, you minimize the amount of pressure you need to apply to stop the vehicle.  

  • Slow down:

Speed also contributes to wear on the brakes. Braking at a lower speed dissipates less energy than braking at a higher speed.

  • Lighten up

Be cognizant of the load your vehicle is carrying. The heavier the vehicle, the more power required to stop it.

  • Have your brakes inspected regularly:

We encourage you to have your brakes inspected regularly by a reputable automotive repair shop such as Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center. It is always a good idea to have your brakes looked at when you are in for service, particularly for a wheel alignment or tire rotation. If your brakes are thinning or squeaking, it may be time to have them repaired or replaced.

  • Buy quality:

When it comes to brakes and safety, your objective should not be to frugality. Rather, you should always opt for quality when it comes to your brakes. It may cost a bit more, but your safety is priceless. At Paul Campanella’s Auto and Tire Centers, we stand behind the quality of our work by extending a 2yr/24K mile warranty on our brake services.


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