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.


Car Care Tips
If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call Motoring Specialists (707) 448-1282 For Assistance.