When most people think of important safety features in modern cars, they often think of airbags. Yet, properly functioning brakes are always the first line of defense against a crash. In many situations, if brakes work the way they are supposed to, a crash can be prevented altogether. By making an appointment with Camarillo Auto Care to get your brakes inspected by one of our seasoned mechanics, you can have peace of mind that you and your family will be safe on the road.
The most common problem with brakes is that the brake pads or shoes wear down overtime. Depending on your driving style and habits, you likely need to get your brake pads replaced every 1 to 5 years. If you begin to experience an increase in the distance it takes to bring your vehicle to a stop, or you begin to hear a metallic squeal when you press on the brakes, it is time to bring your vehicle in to Camarillo Auto Care.
Another, potentially dangerous symptom of brakes that need to be replaced is if you notice that your car no longer brakes straight. Often, when the brake on one wheel gets worn down faster than the other, the car will pull to that side as you slam on the brakes. This can be dangerous, and result in things like accidental lane changes when slamming the brakes on the highway.
It only takes a minute for an experienced mechanic to judge if your brake pads or any number of other brake components need to be replaced, so there is no reason to wait. Our mechanics have years of experience assessing and replacing brakes to make sure that everyone on the road has the best tools at their disposal to help avoid an accident. If you suspect that your brakes need to be replaced, call Camarillo Auto Care at (805) 987-1360 today.