For obvious reasons, the brake system plays a vital role in your vehicle operation. For a typical vehicle, the average life for front brakes is about 30,000 km’s and for the rears about double that. A complete brake inspection should be performed twice a year for the following: A complete brake inspection should be performed twice a year for the following:
- Road test for squealing, grinding and pulsation
- Lining wear
- Mounting hardware
- Drums and rotors
- Hydraulic system and the
- Emergency brake system
When unusual noises can be heard, such as squealing, grabbing brakes, or a spongy pedal, immediate attention is required. Reacting as soon as these symptoms occur can save you hundreds of dollars by preventing further damage.