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Proshop Automotive

1441 N La Cadena Dr
Colton, CA 92324

The brake system, one of the most critical safety features of your vehicle, is what slows you down or stops you completely. Just like the other parts of your vehicle, this system requires frequent maintenance service with possible replacements, enabling you to be confident in the performance of your brakes as you head down the road.

So when should you replace your brakes? Even though there is not a specific mileage interval for brake replacement, some manufacturers recommend replacing the pads and rotors anywhere between 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Your service manual will state a recommendation for your vehicle, but your auto mechanic can also advise when it’s time for a brake replacement.

The factors described below actually determine when and how often you will need a brake replacement. Consider the following:

  • Brake Pads and Rotors – Brake pads are one of the first components that typically need to be replaced several times over the life of your vehicle. The pads apply friction on the rotors to slow or stop the wheels from rotating. This means they are undergoing extreme stress from the weight of the vehicle, high temperatures, and the type of material they are made of, becoming thinner as the miles add up.
  • Where You Drive – City driving requires more frequent hard stops for stoplights and heavy traffic. Driving on open highways reduces the need to use your brakes as frequently because of fewer stops and less traffic.
  • How You Drive – Avoid “riding the brake” or “tailgating,” which means you will be using your brakes more frequently and harder. As much as possible, coast as much as possible and gently apply your brakes.
  • Manual vs. Automatic Transmission – Brake pads generally last longer on a manual stick-shift than on an automatic because drivers can downshift (called engine braking) to slow down.
  • Calipers – The caliper houses the brake pads and pistons and should last the life of your vehicle if you replace the brake pads frequently and keep the brake fluid topped off. If the caliper is stuck, it means that the brake pad is not completely disengaging from the brake rotor. This is the same as driving with the brakes applied all of the time, creating a burning smell coming from your brakes.

Remember: Part of the responsibility of vehicle ownership is taking care of your vehicle’s brakes, which may require several replacements throughout its life, depending on the factors listed above.

Need to know more about when should you replace your brakes? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Are you wondering when should you replace your brakes? Ask the brake specialists at Proshop Automotive if its time for a brake replacement.

The brake system, one of the most critical safety features of your vehicle, is what slows you down or stops you completely. Just like the other parts of your vehicle, this system requires frequent maintenance service with possible replacements, enabling you to be confident in the performance of your brakes as you head down the road.

So when should you replace your brakes? Even though there is not a specific mileage interval for brake replacement, some manufacturers recommend replacing the pads and rotors anywhere between 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Your service manual will state a recommendation for your vehicle, but your auto mechanic can also advise when it’s time for a brake replacement.

The factors described below actually determine when and how often you will need a brake replacement. Consider the following:

  • Brake Pads and Rotors – Brake pads are one of the first components that typically need to be replaced several times over the life of your vehicle. The pads apply friction on the rotors to slow or stop the wheels from rotating. This means they are undergoing extreme stress from the weight of the vehicle, high temperatures, and the type of material they are made of, becoming thinner as the miles add up.
  • Where You Drive – City driving requires more frequent hard stops for stoplights and heavy traffic. Driving on open highways reduces the need to use your brakes as frequently because of fewer stops and less traffic.
  • How You Drive – Avoid “riding the brake” or “tailgating,” which means you will be using your brakes more frequently and harder. As much as possible, coast as much as possible and gently apply your brakes.
  • Manual vs. Automatic Transmission – Brake pads generally last longer on a manual stick-shift than on an automatic because drivers can downshift (called engine braking) to slow down.
  • Calipers – The caliper houses the brake pads and pistons and should last the life of your vehicle if you replace the brake pads frequently and keep the brake fluid topped off. If the caliper is stuck, it means that the brake pad is not completely disengaging from the brake rotor. This is the same as driving with the brakes applied all of the time, creating a burning smell coming from your brakes.

Remember: Part of the responsibility of vehicle ownership is taking care of your vehicle’s brakes, which may require several replacements throughout its life, depending on the factors listed above.

Need to know more about when should you replace your brakes? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about brake replacement and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Esteban Gonzalez
Proshop AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Colton, CA

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1441 N La Cadena Dr, Colton, CA 92324909-777-9000service@proshopautomotive.net
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Wed:08:00am - 05:00pm
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