It’s hard to say which safety feature is most important in a car. For us, next to tires, it’s brakes. Car and truck brakes wear at entirely unpredictable rates. Driving habits alone determine wear. These habits result in drastically different rates of decay in brake components. Charging intersections, erratic fluctuations in speed, hauling heavy loads over elevated terrain – these are examples of driving behaviors that cause brakes to wear out quickly. Once we’ve serviced your vehicle a few times, we can begin to identify patterns and predict service intervals.
Brake services include measuring the hydroscopic action of water in brake fluid and inspecting pads, rotors, shoes, drums, and calipers. Brake hoses, lines, and master cylinders are also routine points of a Metro Garage brake inspection.
Brake Repair in Fairbanks, AK
When should I get my brakes changed?
Like most parts on your car, you may not think about your brakes until there’s a problem. So how do you know when you should get your brakes changed?
Manufacturers can attempt to estimate wear on brakes, but the only efficient way to verify individual brakes is by visual inspection. Tire change-overs or oil maintenance intervals are a money-saving time for brake inspections.
Because brakes have different rates of decay, we put together a list of symptoms drivers might notice that indicate it’s time to schedule an appointment.
Pulsing brake pedal vibration
Soft, spongy brake pedal
Grinding feel in pedal or noise
Brake dash light on
Vehicle pulls to one side when braking
If you’re experiencing any of these issues while driving, schedule a time to have one of our experts inspect your brakes.
Contact Our Brake Service Experts
We love making people happy. It’s what we do!
Part of making people happy is taking care of them and saving them money by paying attention to brake wear. Get on the schedule and let one of our mechanics become your mechanic!
Call or fill out a contact form now to schedule an appointment with our friendly and talented team of Fairbanks brake specialists!