We don’t need to tell you how important your brakes are to your car. You know that they make the car stop when you need it to, so you understand how essential they are. However, you may not know what is needed to keep them working properly and let’s face it, you really need them when driving in Indianapolis, Avon, and Plainfield.
At Andy Mohr Kia, we want to help you keep your brakes maintained. Our on-site service center specializes in Kia brakes and all sorts of brake repair and brake replacement. Our team of service technicians is highly trained and educated in the best ways to care for your vehicle, especially the brakes.
What Does Brake Maintenance Entail?
There are a lot of different types of maintenance services that can be performed on your brakes, from brake pad replacements to brake fluid checks. However, there are two that are the most common Kia brake repairs you’re going to see that involve the brake pads and the rotors.
Brake pads have a pretty wide range as to when you’ll need brake pad replacements. For some brake pads, it could be as soon as 25,000 miles or as many as 70,000 miles; it all depends on road conditions, driving habits, and traffic patterns. The rotors also have a wide range of 15,000 miles to 70,000 miles and the type of brake rotors you’re using may speed up or slow down this process.
Some Signs of Bad Brakes
Your brakes are one part of your car that will make it pretty obvious if there’s an issue and the signs will start showing up long before they fail.
- Noise Making – This may sound pretty general, but there are so many words that describe the sounds of bad brakes. Most commonly, it’s reported as squealing or squeaking when the brake pads are going bad. Meanwhile, bad rotors may produce a grinding or scraping sound.
- Vibration – When you’re going to slow down and you begin to feel a vibration in the pedal, this is a good indication that your pads aren’t in the best shape anymore. This is also a sign of warped or worn rotors, so get the two checked at the same time.
- More Pressure Required – If you’re noticing that you need to press down harder on the brake pedal every time you want to stop, this is a sign you most likely need new brake pads. This is also one of the final signs before it becomes completely necessary.
The longer you drive with failing brake pads, the more of an impact it has on your rotors, so don’t delay in getting the pads fixed immediately. This could significantly extend the life of your rotors or make them more easily repairable rather than replaceable.
Our Service Center
At our Avon service center, our technicians are more than prepared to help diagnose any brake issues you may have. They’ll take a look at your vehicle and let you know if you’re going to require a brake repair or a brake replacement. However, the best part is that they’re trained specifically to work on Kia brakes, so don’t hesitate to come get your car checked out.
We can also handle other issues you may be having with your car, not just brake repair or replacement. Your Kia should work like a finely tuned machine, so if it isn’t—in any way –bring it in and let us keep it in tip-top shape. Our service professionals will explain any issues they find before completing the repairs and you’ll be good to go and out the door as soon as possible.
Schedule Brake Repair or Brake Replacement Service Today
Thanks to our convenient online scheduling system, our drivers can schedule an appointment from their home, while they’re on the go, or at their work place. Schedule brake service in Indianapolis, Plainfield, or Avon and get everything set up with us, at Andy Mohr Kia, as soon as possible.