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How To Avoid Getting Ripped-off on Brakes

Many so called cheap brake shops end up selling parts or services that you don't need.

Have brakes inspected and measured

  • Every time you rotate and balance tires (every 6000 miles)
  • By ASE Certified tech
  • Be sure to keep record of dates and measurements

Find a good shop, which will teach you about brakes before you need them, and who will answer your questions.

It is also important to flush your brake system regularly:

  • ABS - annually
  • Non-ABS - every 2 years
  • When cloudy or contaminated (brake fluid absorbs water from atmosphere)

I also recommend always installing premium parts...there only two things you always want your car to do: Go and Stop.

Generic isn't always the best value.

 

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