It might seem strange to dedicate an entire brake service to the front brakes only. But on many vehicles, the front brakes absorb the most kinetic energy when you come to a stop. In fact, most experts agree that front rotors and brake pads tend to wear out at about twice the rate of rear rotors, discs, and pads. Therefore, it stands to reason that, rather than having a full four-point brake service every time, it is more efficient and cost-effective to perform front brake service with OEM parts.
Because your front brakes wear out more quickly, and because your front wheels are the wheels that control the direction you travel in, there are a number of signs and symptoms that tell you when it’s time for a front brake service. These include:
• Noisy brakes
• More distance required to stop
• Vibration while stopping
• Pulls to the side when braking
• Brake system warning light is lit
• Leaking brake fluid or fluid levels need topping off
• Pedal feels different (harder or softer)
• Damage to the front rotor
• Engine runs hotter
We don’t need to tell you about the worst possible consequences of failing to have front brake service done on time as your brakes are your vehicle’s most important safety system. However, failing to have your front brakes taken care of after the warning signs start to emerge could lead to deeper structural damage that will be more expensive to repair. Having your forward brake pads replaced before they are worn through will save you from having to replace your brake discs or have them resurfaced.
Here at Hiley Hyundai of Burleson in Johnson County and Arlington, TX- our certified Hyundai mechanics know exactly what your Hyundai vehicle needs to keep your stopping power up to par. Our goal is to keep your Hyundai vehicle on the road, running safely and efficiently all year long. Check out our service specials for more savings on Hyundai maintenance.