Brake replacement is something that everyone will have to experience if they keep their vehicle long enough. Brakes, especially in the Cache Valley, eventually wear out. When it’s time for a brake replacement, you should ask the following questions to your Logan area mechanic. 

1.How do I know when my brakes need to be replaced?

This is probably the most important question to ask. Don’t wait until your brakes have failed. Make sure your mechanic tells you how to notice the signs of brake failure. This way you can have your brakes replaced before your vehicle becomes undrivable.
Some signs that you need brake replacement are as follows. 

  • The brake indicator light comes on. 
  • Your brakes grind when you press or release the pedal. 
  • The brake pedal has to be pressed to the floor. 
  • Brake fluid leaks. 
  • Your vehicle has problems stopping.

2.How often do brakes need to be replaced?

For most vehicles, experts recommend replacing the brake pads every 50,000 miles. This number may vary, however. Some vehicles require new brakes every 25,000 miles. Your rear tires will also likely need new brake pads much less often than your front tires. In general, front tires need new brake pads every 30,000 miles and rear tires need them every 60,000 miles.

3.What goes into brake replacement?

Often when people talk about brake replacement, they mean the replacement of brake pads. Brake pads are part of the vehicle that comes in contact with the brake rotor. The pads clamp down onto the rotor when you press the pedal, thus stopping your vehicle. Eventually, these pads will wear out, which requires a brake replacement. There are also completely brake jobs, that remove and replace more parts of the brake hardware. It is important to know how your Logan is mechanic defines brake replacement. 

If you are coming up on 50,000 miles, then you will want to make sure to ask your mechanic about their break replacement procedure. Knowing what goes into brake replacement is an important step in ensuring you get the maintenance your vehicle needs.

4.How long does brake replacement take?

There is no good answer to this question. Your mechanic will be able to give you a good estimate of the amount of time the brake replacement will take after they examine your vehicle. The amount of time a brake replacement takes depends on the parts being replaced. It could take the mechanic thirty minutes, an hour, or a day or more. 

Make sure to ask your Logan area mechanic about the timeline, especially if you need your vehicle back quickly.

5.Does your brake replacement come with a warranty?

In general, brake pads do not typically come with a warranty. Other parts of the brake system may be included in a warranty, however. If you are worried about your current warranty or extending a warranty to cover your brake replacement, you will need to discuss this with your mechanic.