Imagine you’re driving down the road. You press the brake pedal and nothing happens. What would you do? What would you do if you couldn’t stop in time and hit another vehicle, an object, or worse, a pedestrian? We hope you never have to answer those questions, which is why Kirk’s Auto Care got its start in brake service in Livonia, MI. We take your automobile’s brake system very seriously because failure can have devastating consequences.
How You Wear Down Your Brakes
How you drive directly affects your brake system’s lifespan. If you have a lead foot on the accelerator, you’ll end up with a speeding ticket. If you have a lead foot on the brake pedal, you’ll wear down the pads and warp the rotors. Riding your brakes reduces the mileage you’ll get out of these two crucial components, so we’ll inspect them to ensure they’re okay. Oftentimes, a quick pad replacement gets the job done.
Signs It’s Time for a Visit
The first sign you need to schedule a visit with us is a noticeable difference in how your brakes respond. Squealing, vibration or difficulty slowing down means your brakes are in need of some TLC. You know how your brake pedal feels when you press it and how your vehicle responds. If anything feels or seems out of whack, don’t take any chances. Bring your vehicle in for a brake inspection. We’ll make sure you’re safe to drive.
You’ve heard the expression “Prevention is the best medicine,” and this applies to your automobile, too. Your automobile’s owner’s manual recommends the maintenance interval for your brake system. Generally, brake inspections are recommended every 12,000 miles, but it really depends on the make, model, and year of your vehicle and – again – how you drive.
When you bring your vehicle in for a brake inspection, we’ll measure the pad lining on each wheel’s brake. If it’s less than 1/8 of an inch, we’ll recommend replacement. We can estimate how much life you have left on your pads with each inspection, and we’ll check your brake fluid, too, to make certain it isn’t dirty. Brake fluid should be changed about every 25,000 miles.
We’re Your One-Stop Shop
Kirk’s Auto Care in Livonia, MI, earned its stellar reputation by offering our customers tires at cost and superior brake service. We are now a full-service auto repair facility, so please stop by today and let us make you a lifetime customer.