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Elk River Tire & Auto

690 Dodge Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330

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Are you experiencing braking problems? You may be just minutes away from an accident if your vehicle fails to stop when and where you expect it to. Properly working brakes are an absolute must for safe driving! Drivers should be aware of when their brake pads and rotors begin to fail or lose their effectiveness.

There are several factors that can determine the average lifetime of brake rotors and pads:

  • What is your style of driving? Don’t be an aggressive driver who is constantly stomping down hard on the brakes, such as in stop-and-go town traffic.
  • How much does the vehicle plus passengers/cargo weigh? The stopping power of brakes is calculated on the weight of the vehicle plus the passenger limits, so overloading your vehicle will significantly diminish the effectiveness of your brakes.
  • What is the quality of the brake pads and rotors? The quality of the components that make up the braking system impacts how fast they wear out.
  • What is the purpose of your vehicle? If you pull heavy loads such as heavy trailers, drive mostly in mountainous terrain, or make frequent stop-and-go trips, the braking components will wear more quickly because the brakes have to be applied harder and more frequently than on level roads.

If you are noticing any of the following issues when stepping on the brake pedal, don’t delay in scheduling an inspection of your brakes:

  • Brake light comes on and stays on.
  • Squealing, squeaking or grinding noises.
  • Wobbling, vibration or scraping.
  • Fluid leaks. 
  • Spongy or soft brake pedal.
  • Car pulls to one side when braking. 
  • Burning smell while driving. 
  • Bouncing up and down when you make a hard stop.

Wondering what is the average lifetime of brake rotors and brake pads? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about brake service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

Wondering what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? Call a brake repair specialist at Elk River Tire & Auto for expert advice about brake pads and rotors.
22
Oct
2018

Are you experiencing braking problems? You may be just minutes away from an accident if your vehicle fails to stop when and where you expect it to. Properly working brakes are an absolute must for safe driving! Drivers should be aware of when their brake pads and rotors begin to fail or lose their effectiveness.

There are several factors that can determine the average lifetime of brake rotors and pads:

  • What is your style of driving? Don’t be an aggressive driver who is constantly stomping down hard on the brakes, such as in stop-and-go town traffic.
  • How much does the vehicle plus passengers/cargo weigh? The stopping power of brakes is calculated on the weight of the vehicle plus the passenger limits, so overloading your vehicle will significantly diminish the effectiveness of your brakes.
  • What is the quality of the brake pads and rotors? The quality of the components that make up the braking system impacts how fast they wear out.
  • What is the purpose of your vehicle? If you pull heavy loads such as heavy trailers, drive mostly in mountainous terrain, or make frequent stop-and-go trips, the braking components will wear more quickly because the brakes have to be applied harder and more frequently than on level roads.

If you are noticing any of the following issues when stepping on the brake pedal, don’t delay in scheduling an inspection of your brakes:

  • Brake light comes on and stays on.
  • Squealing, squeaking or grinding noises.
  • Wobbling, vibration or scraping.
  • Fluid leaks. 
  • Spongy or soft brake pedal.
  • Car pulls to one side when braking. 
  • Burning smell while driving. 
  • Bouncing up and down when you make a hard stop.

Wondering what is the average lifetime of brake rotors and brake pads? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about brake service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

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