Brake Pad Replacement in Winder, GA
Even the most cautious drivers are sometimes forced to bring their vehicle to a screeching halt, and in those instances it's important that you can trust your brakes to pull through. For those times when your brakes aren't performing as well as they once did, you can rely on the Akins service team to get them back to peak condition. The Quick Lane at Akins Ford provides lightning fast brake servicing with no appointment necessary! Have questions? Check out our brake maintenance FAQ below, or connect with an Akins service center representative by calling us directly at (770) 867-9137.
How often should I have my brake pads replaced?
Most automotive manufacturers recommend you have your brake pads replaced about every 50,000 miles, but you should always refer to your vehicle’s owner's manual for your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance intervals. Even if you’re not due for a replacement, we recommend scheduling a full-service inspection every 6 months to ensure your brakes and other important components are working properly.
How do I know when my brake pads are bad?
Following your recommended brake maintenance schedule doesn’t guarantee you won’t run into brake problems down the road.
- Squealing - Brake pads are designed to produce a squealing noise as the material on the pad wears down. If you’re accosted by a shrill screech every time you hit the brakes, your car is trying to tell you that it’s time to drop by your local service center.
- Vibrating - Not all bad brakes come with a warning sound. Sometimes brake pads can wear unevenly or become damaged. When this is the case, your car will vibrate while braking because pressure is being unevenly distributed across the pad.
- Slower Stop Time – It almost goes without saying, but another sign of bad brakes is poor braking performance. It can be hard to tell since stopping power lessens gradually over time, but you may notice your brake pedal doesn’t have as much kick as it once did.