Brake Service, Brake Repair & Brake Replacement
If you hear grinding or feel a sponginess when braking, it is possibly time to pull into a NAPA Auto Care center. Automotive brakes are subjected to powerful friction, intense heat and trapped moisture or air. How often brake pads need replaced depends on the climate you in which you drive and your driving habits. On average, brake pads should last 20,000 to 80,000 miles.
A brake inspection needs performed every 10,000 to 12,000 miles as part of your routine vehicle maintenance, even if you have an electric vehicle with regenerative brakes. You should plan to have your brake fluid flushed and replaced every two to five years. A NAPA technician will measure your vehicle’s brake fluid level during a full-service oil change, but brake service is required to address brake line repair from a brake fluid leak in the hose.
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What to Expect From an Auto Brake Service at NAPA Auto Care
NAPA technicians can perform brake repair services on either front brakes, back brakes or both. Keep in mind, professional brake work is duplicated on both wheels of the same axle.
Brake repair at a NAPA Auto Care center can include:
- Brake pad replacement or brake shoe replacement
- Inspection of brake rotors or drums
- Brake rotor resurfacing or brake drum turning
- Replacing the brake rotor, drum or master cylinder
- Brake fluid flushing or a brake bleed
- Brake line leak repair
- Diagnosing issues with the brake light, anti-lock brake system or emergency brake cable
After any inspection, the NAPA technician should thoroughly explain your vehicle’s condition. This includes documenting what problems are urgent and what repairs you can delay. If the damaged part no longer performs as designed, the repair is considered necessary.
How Much Does Brake Service Cost?
At NAPA, we know a little bit of knowledge goes a long way. It is important for vehicle owners to know upfront how much it costs to replace brake pads. From the price of a routine car brake service to full brake replacement costs, rely on the easy-to-use NAPA Auto Care Repair Estimator. This competitive pricing tool provides instant cost estimates for the most common brake repairs.
And, check out the free nationwide NAPA Auto Care 24-Month/24,000-Mile Peace of Mind Warranty, which covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services across The NAPA Network.