Regular brake system service ensures that they engage properly and work according to expectations every time you press on the brakes. Every driver gets used to a certain stopping distance when driving their car. Any malfunction in the brake can result in an accident on the road. In a worst-case scenario, the brakes can fail, leaving the passengers in the car and other people on the street in an extremely dangerous situation. Apart from safety, regular brake service ensures that a small worn out part such as the brake part doesn’t damage other components such as the rotors or calipers. Repairing or replacing damaged parts can minimize the chances of expensive repair bills.
Brake pads wear out through friction and heat generated every time the brakes are engaged. Have your car inspected by a trained and certified car technician to determine if the brakes need replacement. Typically, once the brake pads wear out to a specific thickness, they need to be replaced. Signs of worn-out brake pads include squealing or grinding noise when braking, spongy feel to the brakes, or a sudden increase in the car's stopping distance. Another common sign is a pulsating brake pedal.
The same heat and friction that wears out the brake pads can also affect the rotors. Depending on the driving conditions, the rotors can become warped or gouged. Rotor resurfacing can help smooth out the rotors' surface, but if the damage is more severe, the rotors might need to be replaced.
Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air. Regularly flushing the brake fluid can prevent metal parts from corrosion. Also, with time, the brake fluid gets contaminated with small particles, which comprises the car's braking performance. If your Kia has traction control or ABS (anti-lock braking system), more heat is generated in the braking system, which will shorten the braking fluid's lifespan. The best way to determine if you need a brake fluid exchange is to have a certified technician inspect your car.
At Briggs Kia in Topeka, KS, you get a full range of car services and genuine OEM parts. The location is also within convenient driving distance from Carbondale and Lawrence, KS. All the technicians at Briggs Kia are factory certified with years of car service experience. Amongst the amenities offered at Briggs Kia, include a comfortable waiting lounge with complimentary coffee and beverage service. Don’t take any chances with your brake system, get in touch with Briggs Kia now, and book an appointment.
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