Getting Your Brakes Serviced Near Dayton

It's a simple fact of everyday driving: we never think much about our vehicle's brakes -- until they start to squeal, or get squishy, or fail altogether. However, your brakes are absolutely essential to your safety, as well as others on the road with you, so it's essential to check them on a regular basis. Read on to learn some more facts about your brakes, as well as advice for repairing or replacing them.

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Brake Service FAQs

These are the questions our technicians get asked most often by our customers from the Huber Heights and Fairborn areas about their brakes, brake repairs, and brake service.

How often should I have my brakes inspected?

A good rule of thumb is to have a professional examine your brakes every six months or 6,000 miles, just to make sure that they're in good condition and performing as they should. We suggest to our Vandalia customers that they have this done every time they have their tires rotated, since the technician's focus is already on that part of your vehicle.

 
 

What are some of the warning signs that my brakes are going bad?

The symptoms of failing brakes are varied, so your vehicle may be exhibiting some but not others. Any of these are cause for concern, and indicate that your brakes should be looked at immediately:

  • The brake pedal feels spongy when you press it
  • Squealing or grinding noises when you apply the brakes
  • You feel vibrations, or that the vehicle is pulling to one side
  • The brake pedal is hard to press down

Does brake fluid need to be changed like oil fluid?

Yes, it does -- just not nearly as often. Like all other fluids in your car, the brake fluid needs to be flushed and replaced in order to keep it operating properly. In general, this should be done every two years or 24,000 miles. If you're unsure of when your vehicle last had its brake fluid replaced, our Dayton auto service pros will be happy to assist you.

Are there any other signs I should look for?

If you notice that the inside of your tires are wet, or that the paint near the brake line connectors is wrinkling up, this could be an indicator that your brake hydraulics system is leaking. Then there's the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) warning light on your dashboard; if this engages, you should make your way from Englewood OH to one of our Service Centers as soon as possible.

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Don't take chances when it comes to your brakes. Instead, trust our factory-trained technicians to perform a comprehensive brake inspection and make sure that everything's in proper working order. We look forward to helping you soon!

 

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Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sunday Closed