For obvious reasons, being able to stop is a vitally important aspect of driving safely. Regular brake check-ups are a great way to keep tabs on the condition and functionality of your brake system. Often times, a potential brake problem can be detected visually or by a simple test drive with one of our mechanics. At Direct Automotive, we have the parts in stock and can perform a complete brake job in just a few hours to get you and your family going safely again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Tell If You Need New Brakes?
There are many reasons a vehicle may require new brakes. If your car sounds like “nails on a chalkboard” when stopping, there is a good chance the friction material on the brake pad has worn away and it is time to replace your brakes. If you are noticing an excessive amount of brake dust on your wheel, this could mean that your brake caliper is stuck and causing premature brake wear. Other possibilities include a spongy brake pedal, pulsating, grinding or vibrating while stopping. Perhaps your car just has a warning light or ABS light indicating an issue. Whatever it is, if you suspect your vehicle may need brake work, stop by for a free visual inspection any time!
How Much do Brake Pads and Rotors Cost?
Typically brake pads and rotors cost between $260 and $425 per axle depending on the type of vehicle (including labour). For a vehicle specific quote, call or email us now, provide some simple information about the automobile, and we will get it to you right away!
Do Brake Pads and Rotors Need To Be Replaced at The Same Time?
At Direct Automotive, we always recommend replacing pads and rotors at the same time. The benefits to this are:
- There is no cost difference in labour
- It limits the potential new parts and old parts combining to create an annoying noise while stopping
- Pairing a new rotor surface with new friction yields the safest and best results.