Thanksgiving is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to have your brakes checked before you get on the road to see family and friends.  You use your brakes every time you drive your car, so they are a normal wear item and eventually need to be replaced. The brake system should be thoroughly inspected at least once a year to check the lining wear, rotor thickness, brake fluid level and condition of the hoses and brake lines. A safe and properly operating brake system is extremely important.

How do you know if your brakes need to be repaired? If you hear noises or feel the car pulling to the right or left when you apply the brakes, you need to have it inspected. Also, watch for the brake warning light on the dashboard and take note of any vibrations and how the pedal feels when applying pressure. Driving habits, operating conditions, type of brake lining and vehicle type all affect break wear.

The longer you put off having your brakes checked can lead to unsafe driving conditions for you and others on the road, as well as costly repair bills. So stop by any First Tire & Automotive location and let one of our friendly service advisors and highly trained technicians check your brakes to keep you safe on the road!