Brake Change Near Me

Taking proper care of the brakes in your vehicle is one of the most important parts of proper car maintenance, and yet many of us are never really taught what that entails. Whether you have heard a strange sound coming from your brakes or you feel like it is time for service, if you have typed “brake change near me” or a similar phrase into a search engine hoping to find some help, then you are in the right place. Here at Gwinnett Place Honda, we are ready to help you with all of your brake needs and make sure your vehicle stays safe and reliable.

The brakes on your vehicle are crucial to ensuring you are safe on the road––nothing else really matters if you find yourself in a situation where you cannot stop your car. That is why our service center is committed to helping all of our customers keep their brakes in great shape so they will always work when you need them. We can answer all of your questions, perform routine service and replacements as needed, and keep your car running beautifully. No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, you deserve to feel confident behind the wheel, so let the team here at Gwinnett Place Honda help you maintain your brakes.

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How Do Brakes Function?

To best understand what sort of work your brakes need, it helps to have a general sense of how the brakes on your vehicle function. There are two types of brakes you can find on cars, and both work in similar ways, but there are key differences between them. Both disc and drum brakes function by having a component attached to the wheels of your car. This component is then activated by pressing on the brake pedal, which slows your wheels and brings your vehicle to a stop. The two types of brakes are:

  • Disc Brakes – A disc or rotor is connected to each wheel; brake pads squeeze the rotor from both sides to slow it down and stop your vehicle.
  • Drum Brakes – A drum is connected to each wheel; brake shoes press against the inside of the drum to slow it down and stop your vehicle.

If you have a particularly old vehicle, then it might have drum brakes on all four wheels, and modern cars have disc brakes on at least the front wheels. You will find both disc and drum brakes on the rear wheels of vehicles. Disc brakes are more efficient and placed on the front where more force is required, but they are also more expensive for manufacturers. It is a good idea to know what kinds of brakes you have on all four wheels so you will understand the sort of replacements or work needed to keep them in good shape. No matter what kind of brakes you have, pressure is applied to them through a hydraulic system that uses brake fluid to greatly amplify the force of your foot on the brake pedal.

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How to Know When Your Brakes Need to Be Changed

Although the brakes on your vehicle are vital and brake failure can be catastrophic, there are fortunately a lot of signs to warn you that work needs to be done well before that happens. Watch for the following while driving to alert you that your brakes need work:

  • Squealing or screeching noises when you apply the brakes, particularly when they are dry. Wet brakes often squeal a bit, and that is normal.
  • Metallic grinding or growling noises when you apply the brakes can mean the pads or shoes are very worn.
  • An indicator light in many vehicles can alert you when your brakes are worn or damaged and need to be serviced or changed.
  • Your brakes feeling soft or squishy when you press the pedal can mean the brake fluid is no longer working as well as it should.
  • An increase in the distance it takes for you to come to a stop can indicate that your brakes are worn or that something needs to be replaced.
  • Vibrations throughout your vehicle or steering wheel when you press the brake pedal is often an indication that some part of your brakes needs to be replaced.

When you experience any of these things, you should schedule auto service with us right away so we can make sure your brakes are in great shape. We can also take a look at your brake pads, fluid, and other components while doing other work on your vehicle, like changing your oil, and make sure everything looks good.

How Long Do Brakes Last?

Your brakes slow and stop your vehicle through friction, either on the rotor or drum, and this naturally wears down the pads and shoes. No matter how carefully you drive, the various components of your brakes will need to be replaced, but your driving habits can directly impact how long your brakes last. Brake pads and shoes will often last about 30,000 miles, but they can last a lot longer if you do a lot of highway driving without much stop-and-go traffic. If you tend to drive more in the city, particularly if you stop a lot as a delivery driver or while providing ride-sharing services, then you will need to replace your brakes more often.

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What About Brake Fluid and Rotors?

The owner’s manual for your vehicle will indicate your service schedule for a variety of things, such as when to replace your motor oil and change your engine air filter, and when to have brake service done. Typically, you will replace your brake pads or shoes every couple of years, and it is a good idea to have your brake fluid checked at that time, if not more often. You will not usually need to replace your brake rotors or drums as often as the pads and shoes, but they will wear out too over time and should be replaced as this occurs. Daily use will cause your brake fluid to become dirty and less effective, which means it will need to be flushed and replaced on occasion. Again, your owner’s manual should provide specific information on when to do this.

It is a good idea to have your brake’s hydraulic system checked every year or two to make sure it is in good condition. If your brakes feel soft and everything else looks good, then you might have a leak in your brake line that is causing you to lose hydraulic pressure. All of this is easy for us to do while working on your vehicle, and we can take care of multiple services during a single visit so that you can get back on the road quickly.

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