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1956 Daimler Rd Rockford, IL 61112-1005
1956 Daimler Rd
Rockford, IL 61112-1005
Why is it important to get my brakes inspected at the first sign of a symptom?
Hearing abnormal sounds? Smelling foul odors emitting from your tires? Feeling pulsations when you brake at high speeds? If any of these apply to your vehicle, make sure you get your brakes inspected before more expensive parts wear down due to metal–on–metal grinding.
The most common problem we find are rotors that are warped and damaged when worn out brake pads and shoes haven’t been replaced – ultimately shortening the life of healthy parts due to that metal–on–metal friction.
These are some of the sounds, smells and sensations that are trying to tell you to get your brakes checked:
What other warning signs can I look for if I think my brakes are wearing out?
Braking systems have unique and varying makeups, so we’d rather not scare you with worst–case scenarios and the hundreds of different symptoms each vehicle type can experience. No one needs the added trouble — or anxiety — of self–diagnosing a vehicle problem that is either rare or hard to detect without specialized equipment.
If you have concerns about your braking system that aren’t covered in the previous questions, please call your local Tires Plus and we’ll arrange your free brake inspection. Our trained professionals will determine if any parts need to be replaced or repaired, and provide you with an estimate of those costs. You could have no problems relating to your brakes at all. But, rest assured, if you have any related problems, we can find them.
Put an end to your brake worries today.
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How can I ensure my rotors last longer?
There are five ways to increase the life of your rotors. Follow each one and you’ll be surprised at how much longer your rotors could last.
Can you tell me the life expectancy of the rotors, brakes, pads, calipers, etc. you install?
Driving habits are the biggest factor when it comes to the life expectancy of your brake parts. The first and most important step to proper brake maintenance is having them checked out before problems worsen or develop. Never ignore a brake problem — because they never get better on their own.
The hard parts are built for lasting durability: Rotors and calipers can last for a long time IF you maintain them and follow their recommended inspection intervals.
Warning: Completely worn brake pads can damage your rotors pretty fast, requiring expensive repairs. Pay close attention to brake pad wear – their symptoms are pretty noticeable when they are in need of replacing. Replace them before they compromise your more expensive parts, such as your rotors.
Calipers are in it for the long haul. Calipers can last a long time if you play your cards right. Their biggest foes are heat and corrosion. If you don’t maintain your vehicle with routine and manufacturer–recommended maintenance, it can lead to caliper corrosion and leaks.
The main culprits for these symptoms are constant stop–and–go, worn pads and metal–on–metal grinding. Road salt and weather conditions can also cause caliper corrosion. Schedule your annual brake inspection, and we’ll give you a complete evaluation of your braking system. Your car’s next recommended maintenance is listed in your owner’s manual. Every vehicle varies, so make sure to always follow the recommendations for your specific vehicle.
It’s about being balanced. When you’re off–balance, you’re bound to fall over, right? Well similar types of problems can occur with your suspension system’s shocks and struts. If they’re off–balance, you might have noticed a shift in your vehicle’s weight distribution.
The best way to detect this problem is if you’re braking and you can feel the front–end nose dive as it comes to a complete stop. The distance needed to stop your car will also be longer, resulting in faster wear on your front brakes, not to mention the increased likelihood that your car won’t stop in time to avoid the vehicle in front of you.
The Great Pull: When you apply your brakes, is your car constantly pulling to the left or right? This is not the road playing tricks on you — it’s an indication that your brakes or suspension are not functioning well and are due for an inspection. Stop in and we’ll help set you back on the straight path.
Your time is valuable. So we guarantee your car will be ready when we say it will, or we’ll give you 10% OFF your next purchase.*