Your car enables you to get from point A to point B faster. But just as critical as delivering speed, your vehicle must be able to stop when it needs to. Doing one without being able to reliably do the other is dangerous and likely to lead to serious consequences, which means no matter what you drive, regular brake service and prompt brake repair are important considerations for any driver. For expert brake repair and brake service in Charleston, SC, stop by Cannon's Auto & Electric before stopping becomes an issue for you and your vehicle.
There's no one-size-fits-all answer to how often you should have your vehicle's brakes checked. It depends on where and how you drive. If you primarily drive in the city, you'll be using your brakes more often, and with greater force, than if you mostly drive on country highways with few stoplights. Drive 10,000 miles a year in Charleston and you'll need to inspect and service your brakes more frequently than a rural driver going the same distance. If you get your tires rotated every six months, that's a convenient time to get your brakes checked as well. When the tires are off, an experienced brake mechanic can tell in minutes if your brake pads and/or brake hardware are worn.
Most modern vehicles have brake wear sensors, which will screech when you brake or as you release your brakes (depending on the vehicle) if your brakes have neared the end of their lifecycle. So, if you hear a screech, it's usually time for new brakes. But not every make and model, especially among older vehicles, come equipped with brake wear sensors.
If your vehicle's due for a brake inspection, or your brakes aren't performing as they should, come to Cannon's Auto & Electric for brake service and any necessary brake repairs. Our Charleston brake mechanics will have you stopping on a dime in no time!