Most drivers don’t think about their brakes much until they hear a lot of screeching and grinding, or until they notice that they are not stopping as smoothly and quickly as before. Many people think that this is when you should replace your brakes, but the reality is that these are symptoms are signs that your brakes are getting close to failing altogether and could be causing additional damage to your vehicle. Optimally, you should replace your brakes as soon as you start feeling vibration in your vehicle, or if your vehicle begins to pull to one side when braking, as these are early warning signs that your brakes are wearing out. Continuing to drive with brakes that exhibit these warning signs can result in severe damage to your vehicle, and in some extreme cases complete brake failure. Brake pads are some of the cheapest car parts to replace when done properly, but excessively worn pads can cause damage to your car, you can damage many other parts of the braking system that cost more, that is not including the cost of service either.
Brakes are an extremely important part of your vehicle. Obviously they help you to stop, but you want to know that they can handle wet and slippery conditions as well. During the winter months when the roads are icy, you want to be sure that your brakes will stop you before you start sliding into an intersection. You may think that sliding is due to your tires, which is true, but brakes also play a large role in that.Even when you change your brakes in a timely manner, you can still end up with many parts being damaged. If you try to replace them by yourself, you may not be aware of what else needs to be changed besides the brake pads. This would means that you will continue to do damage even with new brake pads and that the new brake pads will not last as long. When you replace your brakes, you want to make sure that everything damaged is replaced, otherwise you will waste money with more frequent brake pad wear. That is where the Ewald’s Auto Service Center in Milwaukee comes in. With a well trained staff our technicians will take care of your brakes right way.
Outside of the numerous parts that go into your braking system, there are also different materials they can be made of, each having their own set of pros and cons. The biggest difference is between ceramic and metallic brake pads. Ceramic brake pads produce less brake dust compared to semi-metallic brake pads, brake dust will increase slippage and make a squealing sound. While ceramic brake pads are great for smaller cars, they can be noisier on heavy cars and trucks. Semi-Metallic brake pads have better temperature fade resistance and a higher level of friction than ceramic brake pads. The choice is purely up to you, but it can be hard to figure out which would best fit you without a service center to help. However when you work with the Ewald’s Auto Parts and Service Center in Milwaukee, we can walk you through each and every step.
Do you want to take something this important with so many decisions lightly? I would not think so. Trying to replace brakes by yourself can be a massive headache, they require many different tools as well as knowledge about your vehicle. Save yourself the pain and time, Ewald's Milwaukee Service Center makes replacing your brakes easy. Schedule an appointment today and have the peace of mind knowing that your brakes are in proper working order.