When Should I Have My Brakes Checked?

Like any part on your vehicle, brakes need to be inspected from time to time. Learn about the signs and symptoms of worn out brakes in this informative video.

Unlike oil changes and tire rotations, brake service rarely gets the attention it should as one of the most important pieces of car maintenance. Whether you're driving a new or used vehicle, your brakes will always be a vital piece of safety equipment, which is why checking your brakes during regular intervals is necessary to both your car's health and your safety.

What Kind of Brake Service Should I Get?

As long as you bring your car in for regular checks (about every 12,000 miles), you should really only need to get your brake pads replaced and your brake fluid topped off every few years. If you go too long between checks though, you might find yourself in need of more extensive and expensive work, including replacing your brake rotors, which is why we recommend following the service interval schedule in your owner's manual.

How Do I Know If There Is Something Wrong?

There are a lot of signs and symptoms that something might be off with your brakes, including:

  • A pulling of your car in one direction
  • A shaking in your steering wheel when braking
  • A loud screeching or grinding sound
  • A slower than normal stopping time

If you experience any one of these symptoms, it's best to bring your car into the nearest Springfield service center, where certified service technicians can diagnose and fix any problems.

Where Can I Find a Certified Brake Repair Shop Near Me in Springfield?

Brake ServiceThere are many places in Springfield where you can go for brake service; however, Audi Springfield offers a level of service and expertise that will be hard to find in larger chain shops. At our Springfield auto repair shop, we specialize in luxury car maintenance and will be able to provide dependable service that will fit neatly into any budget.

If you've had your car longer than two years, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us at Audi Springfield today, so we can ensure that your entire brake system is working the way it should. We hope to see you soon!


Audi Springfield

3500 E Sunshine St
Directions Springfield, MO 65809

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