If you’re searching for brake pad replacement services in St Paul MN, visit the pros at Signal Garage Auto Care! Family-owned and operated, we’ve been helping our community have safe, reliable vehicles for over 50 years. Our shop provides an array of repair and maintenance services at fair prices, performed by ASE-certified technicians. To give you even more confidence on the road, we also provide a 2-year/24,000-mile nationwide warranty and our exclusive lifetime guarantee on auto parts and labor.
Contact Signal Garage today to replace your brake pads and rotors!
Is It Time to Replace Your Brake Pads and Rotors?
As one of the most important safety features of your vehicle, brake pad replacement isn’t something St Paul MN drivers should put off.
Waiting too long to replace the brake pads compromises your safety, but it can also cause damage to other components in the brake system. Once the friction material on the brake pad wears away, the metal clamps will start to grind against the rotor, which can cause the rotor to warp or break. In addition, the heat from braking won’t be dispersed correctly, which can cause the entire braking system to fail.
It’s much safer–and less expensive–to replace your brake pads and rotors at the recommended service intervals. Although recommendations will vary based on your make and model, brake pads should typically be replaced every 10,000-20,000 miles; rotors last longer and typically need to be replaced between 50,000 and 70,000 miles. Keep in mind that how much you drive and your driving habits also play a role in how often you’ll need to replace these parts!
Here are some common signs it’s time to schedule brake service:
- Squeaking, squealing, or screeching noises coming from the brakes
- Grinding sounds while braking
- Vibrations in the brake pedal or steering wheel
- Your car takes longer to come to a complete stop
- Your brake pads look thin
- Visible grooves or scoring on your rotors
- Your car pulls slightly in one direction when you brake
- A soft or spongey brake pedal
- The dashboard brake warning light is on
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, don’t wait! Schedule a rotor or brake pad replacement appointment at one of our two convenient locations in St Paul MN.
In addition to brake pad and rotor replacement, the brake system should be flushed periodically. Corrosion and rust can build up in the system over time, causing expensive structural damage.
Regular brake fluid service, which involves draining the old fluid and replacing it with new fluid, can prevent this from occurring. Brake fluid flushes are generally recommended every 2 years or 30,000 miles. For specific recommendations for your vehicle, refer to your owner’s manual or ask one of our service advisors.
Auto Care You Can Trust
Regardless of your model and driving habits, all vehicles will need a brake job at some point. In some cases, we may be able to resurface your rotors to help you save money on replacement costs. Whether you need a new set of brake pads or other brake repairs (like new brake calipers or a caliper mounting bracket) you can always trust the team at Signal Garage to do what’s best for your vehicle. Call us today or request an appointment online!