How To Tell If You Need New Brakes

April 25th, 2018 by

Acura Brake Inspection by a certified Acura Mechanic

Fortunately, it’s easy to tell when your vehicle needs new brakes. Our service team knows the ins and outs of Acura vehicles, and can diagnose any brake problems quickly and accurately when you bring your car in for routine car maintenance. Be sure to schedule brake service right away if you notice any of the following red flags during braking:

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

What Factors Affect Brake Health?

The brake system is your vehicle’s most important safety feature; keeping your brakes in good shape could mean the difference between avoiding an accident and footing a hefty bill for post-collision repairs. How often you should change your vehicle’s brakes depends on a few factors:

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

When in doubt, consult your owner’s manual, or speak with one of our certified technicians!

How Often Should You Expect to Replace Your Brakes

Typically, brake pad replacement is needed every 50,000 miles. If you don’t drive much and live in a sleepy area like Freehold, you may be able to change your brake pads every 75,000 miles—at the most. However, if you live in the middle of Red Bank with plenty of stop-and-go traffic, your vehicle may need new brakes every 25,000 miles. That’s where the service team at Acura of Ocean comes in!

Get Expert Brake Service at Acura of Ocean!

If your vehicle is due for brake pad replacement, or you’ve experienced some of the issues above, visit Acura of Ocean today! We’re conveniently located in Ocean, NJ—not far from Freehold and Asbury Park. Before you schedule your appointment, don’t forget to check out our latest service specials for possible savings! Don’t hesitate to contact our service department with any vehicle maintenance questions you have, like when you should get your oil changed, or how to improve the gas mileage on your Acura.

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TIRE SPECIAL

Expires: January 17, 2019

BUY 3 TIRES AND GET THE 4TH FOR FREE

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$34.95 OIL CHANGE

Includes Free Brake and Battery Inspection

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$40 off Vehicle Detail

Get $40 off vehicle detail.  Detail includes:

  • Remove all road dirt, grime and steam clean engine
  • Prep vehicle surface by using clay bar
  • Machine application and removal of compound to eliminate scratches
  • Hand application of sealer to restore oils to paint
  • Hand application of wax, with machine removal and buffing, followed by hand buffing and detailing
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