Regular automotive maintenance involves fluid replacements (such as oil changes) and part replacement, including filters and your front brake pads. As your car’s brake pads are part of one of its important safety systems, you should have your brake pads replaced whenever needed. Failure to do so can lead to accidents, increase your car’s stopping time, and overall braking responsiveness becomes negatively impacted. When you need brake pad replacement in Fort Scott, you should always use a certified professional.
The key reason front brake pad replacement is a requirement is that brake pads wear down over time. This wear is due to several factors, including the pressure of stopping, the materials of brake pads being softer than surrounding components, and the passage of time. Your driving habits and the traffic conditions you encounter in Fort Scott can also affect your brake pads’ lifespan.
Despite similar usage, front and rear brake pads are different and not interchangeable. There is a difference in size between the front and rear pads, and due to differences in caliper size, front and rear brake pads also have different shapes. The other key difference is wearing due to front brake pads handling more of the stopping process; they tend to wear out quicker.
When you look up manufacturers' suggestions, front brake pads have a wide range of figures listed, with the average falling between 30,000 to 60,000 miles. The reason for this approximate figure is due to the fact your brake pads are greatly affected by how you drive in Pittsburg. Bad habits such as sudden stopping, ridding your brakes, and overloading your car can all affect how long your brake pads will last. If you notice any performance issues or odd noises (such as grinding), you should have your brake pads checked as soon as possible.
At Briggs of Fort Scott, we proudly serve automobile owners in Fort Scott and all nearby communities such as Nevada. We know you have a choice in automotive service providers, and we want to be your first choice for all your braking and maintenance needs. Our well-trained team can help you find brake pads that meet your car’s exact factory specifications and all your driving needs in our state of the art repair shop. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your appointment.