Considering the current crisis in the U.S. and around the world there is no better time to get your brakes checked out! If you live in the Davenport, IA area you can count on Dale's Service Center for brake pads and discs, rotor replacement, or simply having your brakes serviced to make sure everything is in good working order. Nothing is more important than having peace of mind knowing your vehicle will stop on a dime! Dale’s Service Center serves the Greater Quad Cities area including Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island and East Moline.
Brake repair or replacement may be in your future if you notice any of the following common warning signs that something's not quite right:
You feel a sensation of your vehicle shaking when you apply the brakes
The brakes feel "spongy" or are difficult to press down
Your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes
You notice a grinding or squealing sound when braking
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) light located on the dashboard comes on
Brake rotors (also referred to as discs) may need to be replaced or resurfaced if you notice the shaking, as this is often a sign the rotors have become warped. In the event your vehicle is pulling to one side, it could be that brake fluid has leaked out, your brakes need to be adjusted, or they are simply worn out. Grinding or squealing upon braking usually means the brake pads need to be replaced, or the brakes adjusted.
How often is brake replacement necessary? The fact is there are several components that work to make brakes function. From rotors (discs) and front or rear brake pads to calipers, there are several factors that determine how long the various working parts will function properly including how much you drive your vehicle, your driving habits, and more.
Brake rotors generally need to be replaced after about 70,000 miles, although this can depend on the quality of the rotors, how much your car, truck, or SUV weighs, and even how you brake (for instance, aggressive or "hard" braking). As with brake pads, you will enjoy better performance if you have brake rotors replaced in pairs. This makes for more even braking.
When it comes to brake pads, the typical mileage for most drivers is 50,000, although yours may need to be replaced sooner or even later, for instance at the 70,000 mile point. Again, this depends on factors such as how hard you brake, whether your brake pads are hard or soft, and even the environment. By this we mean whether you generally drive in rural or less populated areas where there is little stopping, or in the city where you may be braking often at stop signs and traffic lights.
Dependable brakes are critical to your safety, your passengers' safety, and the safety of other motorists. The worst thing you could imagine while driving is for something to appear in front of your vehicle unexpectedly, only to find your brakes don't work. This could be a disastrous situation!
Whether you need front brake pads, rear brake pads, or are wondering about brake performance, the pros at Dale's Service Center in Davenport are here to help. When it comes to reliable brake repair, replacement, and the best brake pads you will find anywhere in Iowa, count on our team to keep you and your family safe on the roadways.