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Schedule Brake Service At AutoNation Toyota Thornton Road

 Brake Service in Lithia Springs

Do You Need Brake Repair In Lithia Springs?

Brake pads are made to wear out over time, so getting them replaced is a necessity. You should always follow the manufacturer's guidelines, as the mileage of when to get your brake pads changed depends on your vehicle. It can also vary based on how you drive, the type of vehicle, and the conditions you're driving in. 

Driving habits can greatly affect the condition of your brakes and when you should replace them. For instance, if you tend to brake hard and stop abruptly frequently, this can lead to more worn-out brake pads. Driving in the city, with lots of stop and go traffic, can also wear out the brake pads more quickly as you are using them more often. The material and hardness of your brake pads can also affect how long they will last. Our technicians at AutoNation Toyota Thornton Road will be able to find just the right pair of brake pads for your vehicle. 

How Often Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

If you're unsure about when to get your brake pads replaced, it's best to have the brakes on your vehicle inspected for the most accurate assessment. Also, you should ask the technician to check your brake pads every time that you bring your vehicle in for an oil change or tire rotation. It only takes them a few minutes and could save you a headache down the road. If you notice any abnormal sounds with your brakes, such as squealing or a scraping noise, bring the vehicle in immediately for an inspection. Another sign that brakes need attention is if your vehicle shakes while you brake. This could be a sign of warped rotors, which can also be assessed at AutoNation Toyota Thornton Road. 

How Can I Tell If My Brakes Are Going Bad?

Often brakes will make abnormal sounds when they need servicing. It's always best to have your brakes inspected by a professional as soon as you suspect something is amiss. Here's a list of some common sounds you might hear when your brakes start to go bad. 

If when you apply the brakes you hear or feel:
  • A high-pitched squeal 
  • A grinding or a hard growl
  • A general squeaking when you stop
  • Pulsation in the pedal
  • Low initial brake bite when applying pedal pressure
  • Steering wheel movement when braking
It may be time to have your brakes investigated by a trained professional. Our service professionals at AutoNation Toyota Thornton Road can inspect the condition of your vehicle's brake system.

Schedule Brake Service At AutoNation Toyota Thornton Road

Brake replacement is something you need to do regularly to ensure proper braking of your vehicle. The service center at AutoNation Toyota Thornton Road is more than qualified to inspect or replace your brake pads. We can diagnose when your brakes have gone bad, and make sure you get the right pads on your vehicle. Contact us today at AutoNation Toyota Thornton Road for a check-up or make an appointment to get your brakes serviced today. We look forward to seeing you at our Lithia Springs location!