No one likes to hear their car is in need of repair or a parts replacement. However, if you are going to own a vehicle, you should expect to incur maintenance and repair costs along the way. Some repairs can be delayed without major ramifications. Others call for immediate action. One thing you definitely do not want to delay the needed repair or replacement of your brake system. If your brakes fail, the results can be catastrophic.
How Can I Tell If I Need Brakes or Brake Service?
If you’re observant, you’ll probably notice fairly quickly the signs something’s amiss with your car’s brakes. If you hear unusual noises when you brake, if the brake pedal feels “spongy” when you step on it or if it takes longer than usual for your car to come to a stop when you brake, it is time to visit a reputable repair shop for an evaluation. Some necessary car repairs can be delayed for a time without serious repercussions, but if your brakes need to be repaired, serviced or replaced, do not procrastinate.
What Factors Affect the Cost of New Brakes?
The price of a complete brake repair job or a brake replacement depends on your car’s year, make and model. The higher-end your vehicle, the more a brake job is likely to cost. The price of new brakes can range from $300 to more than $1,000. Quality, not price, should determine where you choose to have brake work performed. If you are in the market for brake repair in Sussex County, we encourage you to allow us to provide a quote. Unlike other bargain repair shops, Deboer’s Automotive:
- Uses the highest quality parts available
- Always replaces brake pads and brake rotors together
- Cleans up all the brackets and parts that must be smooth for proper brake operation
- Lubricates all moving parts
- Performs a brake fluid flush to ensure no dirt or moisture contaminates the brake fluid
Arguably, your car’s brakes are its most critical safety components. Do not skimp on brake service, repair or replacement.
What Is a Brake Fluid Flush?
If you’re interested in increasing the lifespan of your brakes and prolonging the expense of brake replacement, preventive maintenance is essential. Just as you’re diligent about having your oil and filter replaced according to your owner’s manual recommendations, make sure to take your car in for regular brake fluid flushes. Similar to an oil change, a brake fluid change involves removing existing brake fluid and moisture that has accumulated in your brake system from condensation. The old fluid is flushed out and replaced with fresh and clean fluid. A brake fluid flush will help ensure your brake system will perform optimally and your brake system components will last as long as possible.
If you suspect your vehicle’s brakes need repair or replacement, we encourage you to contact us at DeBoer’s Auto Sales & Service in Hamburg. Our team views each customer as an individual, and we know when you trust us to work on your car, you’re trusting us with your and your loved ones' safety.