Many drivers have an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to brakes, at least until a lot of screeching is heard or rough stopping is experienced. But these symptoms are not just signs of needing to replace your brakes. They are signs that your brakes are on the verge of failing completely. If you feel your vehicle begin to vibrate or pull to one side or other when you are braking, then it is time for you to replace those brakes. Should you continue to drive with brakes that display these warning signs of wear, you could potentially cause damage to your vehicle. Brake pads are typically very inexpensive to replace, but when you continue to drive on worn pads, you can extensively harm other parts of the braking system, which would cost even more to replace and repair than just buying new brake pads.
Brakes are among the most important parts of your vehicle. Apart from clearly helping you stop when you are moving, brakes also help you maintain control over road hazards like slippery wet roads, as well as helping you come to a stop during winter instead of sliding into other drivers. Your tires also help you prevent slipping and sliding, but they are only one piece of that puzzle, as brakes are also essential in preventing slipping and sliding. Even though you may dutifully change your brakes on time, you can still have damaged parts to your braking system. If you want to replace your brake pads yourself, you may not always notice if there is something else that needs to be maintained as well. This entails that although you have replaced your brake pads, there could still be damage being done to your vehicle that you don’t know about. When you are replacing your brakes you want to make sure that everything in your braking system is in shape and order, otherwise you will just be increasing wear and tear on your new brakes, and wasting money. Thankfully, Ewald’s Auto Service Center in Milwaukee is ready and willing to help.
Not only are there many parts that make up your braking system, but there are also many materials they can be made up of, and each material has its unique advantages and disadvantages. The starkest of contrast is seen between ceramic and metallic pads. Ceramic brake pads will create less brake dust, which decreases slippage and squealing, making them an excellent decision for smaller cars. Although optimal for smaller cars, Ceramic pads are often noisier on heavy cars and trucks. Semi-Metallic brake pads have better temperature fade resistance and a higher level of friction than ceramic brake pads, making them another great choice of pads for your vehicle. Although it is completely your choice, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. But Ewald’s Auto Parts and Service Center in Milwaukee can walk you through each and every step.
With something as important as this, you should not take any of it lightly and be as serious as possible. Trying to replace brakes on your own is often confusing, time-consuming, and a major pain, as you need several different tools, as well as the know-how about your car. So to save yourself some time and effort schedule an appointment today with Ewald's Milwaukee Service Center and drive away knowing that your brakes and your vehicle are in proper working order.