Brake Services and Replacement
It’s completely normal to need brake services and replacement periodically throughout the life of your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have your brakes regularly maintained by experts who can spot problems and make recommendations before they become unsafe. At All Tune & Lube Harrisburg, our technicians have the training and expertise to recognize not only brake safety, but also issues related to transmissions, shocks and struts, tires and wheels, and all the other systems that keep your car running safely and smoothly on the road. You can contact us for a free estimate on brake repair and maintenance or get a complete tune-up. Take a look at our tune-ups page to learn more about the total care services we can provide at your next brake inspection in Harrisburg, PA.
When to Check the Brake System
Give us a call or come into our service center right away if your car begins pulling or drifting to the left or the right side of the lane as you drive. If you hear odd noises coming from your brakes when you press on them or you see any brake warning lights come on in your dashboard, you should definitely have the brake system inspected. In addition, if the brakes grab, squeal, or the brake pedals rest very low or become hard to press while driving, your brakes should be inspected immediately for better function and response.
For regular care and maintenance, All Tune & Lube Harrisburg recommends that you have a complete tune-up every year. Also, prepare to replace your brakes somewhere between every 25,000 and 45,000 miles for smaller cars or between 20,000 and 30,000 miles for heavier trucks.
Our Brake Inspection Services
A professional and thorough inspection at our Harrisburg, PA, shop always includes examining the wear and tear on your car’s brake linings, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, the condition of all hoses and brake lines in the vehicle, the proper function of all interior dash warnings and exterior brake lights, and a quick test drive to make sure the brakes are fully functioning and highly responsive in real time to protect you in the event of a sudden stop.
Look After Your Brakes
When you pay attention to your brake systems and conduct preventative care and maintenance, the biggest benefit (and most important one, of course) is your safety. From braking for traffic lights to emergency stops to avoid accidents, your brakes are absolutely vital to your safety. Maintained brakes also protect your car and help prolong the life of your overall vehicle. All systems in your car work together, so maintaining each and every one of them independently is important for your vehicle’s overall condition. Finally, it’s much less expensive—as well as faster and easier—to replace your brake pads and keep them maintained rather than to replace damaged rotors that have been worn down from improper maintenance.