Ensuring Safety on the Road: The Importance of Brake Servicing

Jul 8, 2024

At Ottawa Easy Wheels Inc., we pride ourselves on being more than just an automotive repair shop. We are dedicated to empowering our customers to make informed decisions when it comes to the maintenance of their vehicles. In this blog post, we want to shed light on the critical aspect of brake servicing and why it should never be overlooked. Check out our video on brake service for a closer look.

What is a brake service?

We often conduct brake inspections at our shop. Sometimes, parts like brake pads, rotors, or calipers need replacement, while other times, they just require servicing. Brake servicing involves cleaning and lubricating components to prevent rust buildup and ensure smooth movement of your brake pads and caliper pins. Lack of proper lubrication and exposure to elements like moisture can lead to rust, hindering brake functionality.  See video below for a more hands on look at what this means.

How often is Brake Service recommended?

It is generally recommended to have your brakes serviced at least once a year or every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, depending on your driving habits and the conditions in which you drive. However, it is essential to consult your vehicle’s manual and our experienced technicians for personalized recommendations.

The consequences of neglecting brake servicing:

Neglecting brake servicing can lead to a host of issues that not only compromise your vehicle’s performance but also jeopardize your safety on the road. Some common problems that could arise include:

  1. Decreased braking efficiency: Worn-out brake pads or damaged components can result in reduced braking power, leading to longer stopping distances and increased risks of accidents.
  1. Costlier repairs: Ignoring regular brake servicing can escalate minor issues into major problems, potentially resulting in more extensive and expensive repairs down the line.

In conclusion, prioritizing brake servicing is not just about maintaining your vehicle; it’s about ensuring your safety and the safety of others on the road. At Ottawa Easy Wheels, we are here to support you in making well-informed decisions for the optimal performance of your vehicle.

More Blog Articles