How To Tell If You Need New Brakes

October 11th, 2018 by

Car mechanic Repairing brakes on car

There are several easy ways to tell if you need new brakes, including squealing or grinding noise, strange smells, a tendency for the vehicle to jut forward or pull to a side, or vibration in the steering wheel. All of these are red flags indicating that you should schedule brake service as soon as possible.

What Affects Brake Health?

The brakes are one of the most important features on any vehicle — after all, keeping brakes in good condition can mean the difference between avoiding a collision entirely or facing injury and a big repair bill when they fail.

How often should you change your brakes, though? It depends on a few things:

  • Your driving habits
  • Environment
  • Your vehicle’s performance profile
  • Brake pad quality and materials

If you’re not sure when you need new brakes, consult your owner’s manual, or contact our service department for assistance.

How Often Should I Replace My Brakes?

In most cases, it’s a good idea to get your brake pads replaced every 50,000 miles. If you don’t drive regularly — like regular commutes between between Moore and Oklahoma City — you may be able to get away with changing your brake pads at 75,000-mile intervals. But if you’re dealing with stop-and-go traffic around Tuttle every day, you’ll likely need to get them changed more frequently, about every 25,000 miles.

Get Your Brakes Serviced at AutoMax Hyundai Norman

If your vehicle is in need of brake pad replacement, or if you’ve run into some of the issues we’ve described, come to AutoMax Hyundai Norman. You’ll find us in Norman, OK — a short drive from both Moore and Tuttle. Be sure to take a look at our service specials, too!

Our Service Specials

FREE Summer Travel Safety Inspection
Free!

-Perform a Multipoint Vehicle Inspection

-Inspect Brakes and Tires

-Alignment check

-A/C Performance check

*See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019
Spring A/C Tune Up
$79.95

*Price does not include taxes or applicable shop fees. See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019
Oil Change Special
$10 Off

$10 Off Any Oil Service!

See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019
FREE Tire Rotation with the purchase of Premium Oil Change Services
Free with the purchase of Premium Oil Change Services

-Premium Oil Change Services Include:

BG Motor Oil Additive

BG CF5 Fuel Additive

Semi-Synthetic or Full Synthetic Oil

Engines For Life Protection for qualified vehicles

*See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019
Alignment Special
$79.95

-Poor alignment prematurely wears your tires!
-Keep your tire money in the bank longer.
-Prevent premature wear and tear on suspension components
-No appointment necessary

*Price does not include taxes or applicable shop fees. See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019
10% Off Discount - Military, Senior Citizen, and Students
10% Discount

All military, senior citizen, and currently enrolled students receive 10% Off!

*See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019
Tire Special
$50 Off

Purchase of Set of 4 Tires and receive $50 Off!

*See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019
Spend and Save Discount
Up to $100 Off!

The more you spend, the more you save!
-Spend $50-$99 get $10 Off!
-Spend $100-$199 get $20 Off!
-Spend $200-$299 get $30 Off!
-Spend $300-$399 get $40 Off!
-Spend $400-$499 get $50 Off!
-Spend $500-$599 get $60 Off!
-Spend $600-$699 get $70 Off!

See Dealer for complete details. Must present coupon at time of purchase/appointment. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/31/2019

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