Let Our Trusted Automotive Team Inspect and Replace Your Brake Calipers
You can always count on the team of professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin to provide the highest quality automotive parts and services this side of Franklin. From oil changes and tune-ups to air conditioning systems and brake calipers, our team handles it all.
Most people lose sight of the importance of their car’s braking system and fail to have regular maintenance performed. The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to take this time to offer insight as to what warning signs to look for when determining whether your vehicle is in need of new calipers.
When to Replace the Calipers
The calipers on your brakes can last up to ten years or up to 100,000 miles before it is necessary to replace them. This lifespan can fluctuate a bit depending upon your individual driving habits. With that said, it is important to have your brake calipers checked regularly by an automotive mechanic, and certainly, our team of experts stands ready to meet your every automotive need.
Signs That Your Brake Calipers Are Beginning to Weaken and Wear
Heat is one of the biggest contributors to wear and tear on your vehicle’s calipers. Heat, when combined with corrosion causes the calipers to either seize or lose functionality and effectiveness over time. There are a number of signs to be on the lookout for when determining whether or not it is time to have the calipers on your car replaced. If your calipers stop functioning you are sure to run into one of two critical problems. Either the brakes on your vehicle will stay applied consistently or the brakes will not apply at all.
Here are some of the signs to look out for:
- Your vehicle is giving favor and pulling to one side because the brake pads are dragging.
- When braking, your vehicle tends to steer in one specific direction.
- You notice that your brake pads are wearing unevenly.
- You notice strange noises coming from your brakes.
- Friction or squealing noises are evident when the vehicle is moving, and you are not using the brakes.
There you have some of the more common signs that indicate it is time to have your brake calipers replaced. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our highly skilled and experienced team of auto techs is equipped to handle all your automotive needs. We are committed to meeting the individual needs of all our valued clients at prices that are affordable and on timelines that are accommodating to the needs of our clients.
We understand that your vehicle is one of the biggest investments you will ever make and want to play our part in protecting your investment and your safety as well. In order to avoid costly repairs or dangerous situations, we recommend to all our clients that you have your calipers inspected routinely. This allows for our team to identify any potential problems early on and helps to protect not only your safety but your pocketbook as well.
There You Have It
Well, there you have it. Some important insight on how to determine whether or not your vehicle is in need of new brake calipers. At Auto Clinic of Franklin our clients are our number one priority as is their safety. As a result of our commitment and integrity, we have come to be recognized as your go to facility in Franklin for all your automotive needs.
Summer is right around the corner now, which means lots of summer drives and vacations. Be sure to take time out to have your vehicle’s brakes and brake calipers inspected before you head out on one of those long enjoyable summer vacations. We don’t want you to get stuck on the highway and have your vacation spoiled. So be sure to schedule your inspection today!