Brake Pad Replacement & Brake Maintenance in Memphis, TN
The difference between good brakes and poor brakes can make all the difference when it comes to avoiding an accident on the road. As such, proper brake maintenance is a crucial part of car care – especially when weather conditions are less than ideal. Still, most of us neglect to follow the routine maintenance guidelines set by auto manufacturers.
Gwatney Mazda of Germantown is your personal hub for world-class vehicle maintenance and repair services in the Memphis area. Here, you’ll find an experienced team of service technicians well versed in the field of automotive repair. Whether you’re due for routine maintenance or are concerned that your brakes don’t seem to be at full potential, our team would be happy to help get your vehicle back to peak condition.
Brake Maintenance FAQ from Gwatney Mazda of Germantown
How often should my brake pads be replaced? As a rule of thumb, most manufacturers recommend getting your brake pads replaced about every 50,000 miles. Even if you’re not due for a replacement, it’s recommended that you bring your vehicle in for a full-service inspection every 6 months to ensure your breaks are performing at their best. We suggest checking your owner's manual for details on your vehicle’s specific recommended service intervals.
How do I know when it’s time to have my brake pads replaced? Following your recommended brake maintenance schedule doesn’t guarantee you won’t run into brake problems down the road. As such, it’s important that you are able to identify some key warning signs. Your vehicle may be trying to tell you it’s time for a new set of brake pads if (1) you hear a persistent screeching noise, (2) you hear grinding metal or (3) brake pedal vibrates when being pressed. If you’re experiencing any of these warning signs, we recommend that you bring your vehicle in for servicing immediately to avoid any unnecessary damage to your car.
Schedule Vehicle Maintenance Online at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown
You can schedule an appointment with the Gwatney Mazda service center using our online appointment scheduling tool or by speaking to a dealership representative by phone or email.