Brake pads are metallic pads that rub against the rotors on your car's wheels to make it stop. When you press on your brakes, two pads are squeezed together against the rotors. Because there is friction created, eventually your brake pads will wear out and will need to be replaced. Your style of driving and environmental factors play a role in how long they will last, but about 50,000 miles is average for the typical car. Sometimes you will also need to replace the rotors, but not every time.
Primarily getting your front brake pads replaced is a matter of safety. If they wear out totally, you will not be able to stop your car and you will have a crash. In general, when brake pads get to a fourth of an inch thick, they need to be replaced.
For many cars, you can visually inspect the pads by looking at your wheels, so make sure to bring your car in and let our certified technicians give them an inspection. Other signs of needing to replace the brakes include the wheels making a noise when you apply the brakes, having it pull to one side when braking, or if it takes longer to stop.
Brake pads do not go bad suddenly in most cases. That can make it tempting to put it off, but that is never a good idea. Your brake pads will eventually stop working and you will run into something. Another aspect of not getting your brake pads replaced is that it can cause further damage. It can destroy or damage your rotors and bearings, leading to a much more expensive repair.
To get your brakes inspected, and replaced if needed, come to Dorsett Hyundai in Terre Haute. The dealership knows your car better than anyone else, and that is the main reason to trust us with your vehicle. We offer Online Service Scheduling, an express service department and Saturday hours. Our certified technicians use only genuine OEM parts. If you need to leave your car with us, we have rental cars available, and a courtesy transportation shuttle. Home/office pick-up and delivery are also available for our customers.
Monday-Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday - Closed