Brake Repair FAQ’s

The performance of your brakes greatly affects both your personal safety as well as the overall performance of the car. Given that our top priority is to educate and protect our customers, we wanted to go over some of the most frequently asked questions regarding brake repair.

Q: How often do I need to get my brakes repaired?

A: Every car is different based on how you drive as an individual, as well as the make and model of your car. With that said, your brakes should generally last around 50,000 miles before needing to be repaired.

Q: How much does it cost to repair my brakes?

A: There are a variety of factors that go into giving a quote for brake repair. It largely depends on two key things: (1) whether you just need new brake pads or if you need new routers as well. (2) The make and model of your car. Feel free to call us to get an accurate quote!

Q: How do I know if I need new rotors?

A: While it is always best to let the experts evaluate your brakes, the two most obvious signs that you need new rotors is if you experience a vibration when braking or if you hear a grinding noise.

Q: How can I make my brakes last longer?

A: The keys to making your brakes last longer is to try coasting to a stop rather than slamming on your brakes and then be sure to invest in good, reliable brake pads.

Q: How long should brake rotors last?

A: The rotors on your vehicle can last anywhere from 30k to 70k miles depending on your driving habits. In some cases, they can be machined to increase the lifetime of your rotors.

If you have any other questions regarding brake repair or think that you may need new brake pads or rotors, don’t hesitate to call Enjoying Mechanics or schedule an appointment.

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  • 5242edef61d9ed1501f6f3c781437a8e?s=90&d=mm&r=g Auto Repair Fountain Valley
    Spencer Jordan
    February 24, 2020, 5:49 pm REPLY

    My daughter is getting her first car soon and the car we are looking at has to get the brakes fixed. I want to teach her how to keep the brakes in great shape so she doesn’t have to worry about it for a while. It’s a great tip to always coast to a stop and avoid slamming on the breaks because that wears them down.

  • 2807633aa07b10d7830138cecad5b125?s=90&d=mm&r=g Auto Repair Fountain Valley
    Tyler Johnson
    March 6, 2020, 5:04 pm REPLY

    That’s good to know that your brakes will generally last around fifty thousand miles. My car is getting closer to that number of miles on the odometer, so I should probably keep an eye out for any signs of a brake issue. I’ll make sure to do that and take it in to get them repaired if I notice any problems.

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