Vehicle Brakes: How Often Should They Be Checked?

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Brakes: How often to check

Most of us know we need to change our car’s oil after a certain amount of miles, but oftentimes we don’t take care of other aspects of our vehicles like we should. There are many parts that work together to make a car run, from the battery to the steering and more. So, besides the oil, what is an important part of your car to keep an eye on? Your brakes!

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The Importance of Brake Maintenance

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Distracted driving accounts for most of the rear-end collisions we see in our day. The default conclusion now when you see a vehicle pile-up is that the guy in the back was texting or focused on something else instead of the road. However, sometimes faulty brakes are indeed the cause (although certainly not as often as Mr. Texter claims). Brakes are like dental care in that an ounce of prevention is worth well over a pound in cure. If you get your brake pads and fluid checked and replaced routinely, then you will seldom need to worry about more serious brake repairs. On the other hand, neglecting your squeaky brakes can often lead to more serious and expensive repairs, and even to an unsafe vehicle that is more likely to involve you in an accident.

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