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Brake Maintenance For Beginners: Warning Signs And Brake Replacement Costs

In today’s beginner-friendly brake maintenance guide, the TIRECRAFT team discusses common warning signs and standard brake replacement costs, as well as how to save on your next service.

Read on or contact your local TIRECRAFT to get a free quote on your next brake replacement.

Brake Maintenance For Beginners: Top-8 Warning Signs

Proper brake maintenance is imperative for vehicle safety, but that doesn’t mean you need to be an automotive expert. Fortunately, most of the signs of faulty brakes are very easy to spot, as long as you know what to look for.

If you detect any of the following warning signs, book an immediate brake inspection at your local TIRECRAFT:

  1. Your brake light is on
  2. You hear squealing and squeaking while in motion, or grinding noises when brakes are applied
  3. You feel wobbling, vibration, or scraping when braking
  4. Brake fluid is leaking from the system
  5. The brake pedal feels soft or spongy
  6. Your car pulls to one side when the brakes are applied
  7. You smell burning while driving
  8. Your vehicle rocks or bounces with sharp braking

Brake Replacement Costs: What To Expect And How To Save With TIRECRAFT

Brake replacement costs depend on your vehicle and brake type. According to Kelley Blue Book valuations, the average brake replacement costs around $150 per axle, but it can climb as high as $300 per axle depending on your vehicle’s brake pad materials.

Brake pads with organic materials are the least expensive upfront, but they wear out faster, while composite brake pads incorporate metals for greater resistance to heat and fading under heavy application.

Accordingly, if you want to control brake replacement costs, opt for organic materials, brush up on some braking best practices to increase their lifespan, and, most importantly, contact your local TIRECRAFT to take advantage of our brake replacement cost control policies.

Not only do we get you great prices on brake parts, plus great service from an ASE-certified specialist; but booking your brake replacement with us saves you even more money down the line through the MyTIRECRAFT Rewards program. This customer loyalty program transforms your brake replacement costs into rewards points that can be spent to drive down the price of future tire purchases, maintenance, and brake services. In other words, the more you spend, the more you save! And for a limited time, you can get $20 in rewards points just for signing up.

Free Quote On Brake Replacement: Contact Your Local TIRECRAFT

Since 1990, TIRECRAFT has been a leading provider of automotive repair and maintenance services throughout Canada. To date, we’ve helped thousands of drivers stay safe on the road and save on brake replacement costs, and we can do the same for you.

Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to get in touch with one of our 300+ ASE-certified brake replacement specialists across the country.