How To Tell If You Need New Brakes

September 26th, 2018 by


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Finding out when you need new brakes for your Acworth drive is easy. The service team at Riverside Buick GMC understands your Buick, GMC well, which means we can diagnose any brake problems quickly and accurately. If you see any of the following signs, it may be time to schedule brake replacements:

  • “Pulling” to the left or right
  • Jutting forward
  • Vibration in the steering wheel
  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Strange smells

How Can I Keep My Brakes Healthy?

Your car brake system is the first and most important safety feature your Buick, GMC car has. Regularly changing your brakes is important, but how often should you replace them? There are a few factors:

  • Your vehicle’s performance profile
  • Brake pad quality and materials
  • Your driving habits
  • Environment

If you are unsure consult your car’s manual or speak with a Riverside Buick GMC certified technician.

How Often Should You Replace Your Brakes

In general, you should expect to replace your brake pads every 50,000 miles or so. If you don’t drive around Canton regularly, you may be able to make it to 75,000 miles. However, if you drive around a busy area like Rome, you may need new brakes every 25,000 miles! Stop by Riverside Buick GMC and let our service team help.

Get Expert Brake Service at Riverside Buick GMC!

If your vehicle is due for brake pad replacement, you need new brake fluid, or you’ve experienced some of the issues above, visit Riverside Buick GMC today! We’re conveniently located in Cartersville, GA—not far from Acworth and Canton.  Be sure to check back with us when it’s time to service your Sierra, when it is time for an oil change, or when you’re curious about the best hiking trails in Rome!

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