Brake pads are metallic pads that stop your car when you press on the brake pedal. There is a bit of friction created, so eventually, the brake pads will wear down and have to be replaced. People normally think of the front brakes and they are more crucial, but you also have brake pads on the back tires. Back brake pads do not have to be replaced as often as the front brakes. This is normally a fairly straight-forward repair to your car, but most people still like to have it done by a professional. Bring your car to Dorsett Hyundai of Terre Haute to get your brake pads changed. Our certified technicians use genuine OEM parts to make sure your car has the right pads and the best ones for your vehicle.
Brake pads normally last about 50,000 miles. That can vary a lot depending on how you drive and your driving conditions. Brakes will last a lot longer if you drive more on open highways than in downtown traffic, for example. Your car's owners manual will tell you when it is recommended to get the pads changed, but in general, about a fourth of an inch is considered the minimum safe thickness.
Getting brake pads replaced is primarily a matter of safety. If you allow your brake pads to wear out, you will eventually not be able to stop your car and will have a crash. If it is taking your car longer to stop, it is a good idea to get the brakes checked. If you hear a noise when you apply the brakes, you need to get them fixed as soon as possible. If your brake pedal feels spongy or different than usual, that may also be a sign you need to make a repair. Brakes do not wear out suddenly, so it might be tempting to put off the needed repair. Putting it off can also wear out your rotors and that can lead to a more expensive repair.
Bring your car to Dorsett Hyundai in Terre Haute to have the brakes inspected and repaired if necessary. The dealership knows your car better than anyone so you can trust us with your car. Online Service Scheduling is available, and you can take advantage of our express service department and Saturday hours. We have rental cars available, and a courtesy transportation shuttle. Home/office pick-up and delivery are also available.
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Saturday - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday - Closed