Brake Service & Repair in Edmonton, AB

Brake Maintenance at North Edmonton Kia

The brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, as they help your vehicle come to a stop, after all, and are vital in the safe operation of your Kia. You need to have your brakes regularly checked to ensure that they are up to the task of performing when asked upon and so that you can avoid even larger repairs in the future by nipping brake issues in the bud before they become bigger and take a larger chunk out of your wallet. Our North Edmonton Kia service technicians are specially trained to locate brake issues and provide any needed work. Read on to learn why this system is so important, how often to check, signs of damage, and more.

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Why Regular Brake Service is so Important

The braking system is both simple and complex at the same time. This hydraulic system utilizes brake fluid that gets sent through the braking system when you apply pressure to the pedal, providing friction to bring your vehicle to a stop. Any breakdown along this chain can lead to unsafe operation and execution of your brakes. From hoses to seals and more, a lot goes into the system, which needs to be regularly checked and maintained.

 

How Often Should You Get Your Brakes Checked?

It’s a good idea to continually check on your brakes, as you never know what they may have gone through, especially in tough driving conditions. But, as a general rule of thumb, they should be checked once a year or every 15,000 – 20,000 km. Given that we live in Edmonton in two drastically different driving conditions of winter vs. summer/spring, it’s a good idea to give them a special check before the start of each major driving season.

 

Signs that You Need Brake Service

There are a few tells that it may be time for brake service, some obvious and some that may not be as clear. Read on as we break down some of the top reasons to come into North Edmonton Kia for brake service.
Shoe pressing on brake pedal

A “soft brake pedal

When pushing down on your brake pedal, does it feel soft? It shouldn’t, it should be firm when you press down.
Close-up of worn out brake pads

Squealing or grinding

We’ve all heard this nuisance at some point in our lives out on the road, whether from your vehicle or another. This squeaking noise is usually due to worn-down brake pads that result in the caliper rubbing up against the rotor.
Smoke coming from car wheel

Burning smell

This one concerns another of your senses. Do you smell a burning smell when you use the brakes? This could be overheated brakes, and it is important that you get this resolved right away.
Person gripping onto steering wheel

Shaking steering wheel

Similarly to the soft brake pedal, does your steering wheel shake and move when you brake? This is often a sign of rotor wear.
Car brake lights in traffic

Brake light

It may be obvious to be concerned when your brake light comes on, but it stands to remind you that it is something that should be followed through with and not ignored.

Get Brake Service at North Edmonton Kia

When it’s time for regularly scheduled brake service, an issue has popped up or you just need some questions answered, the team here at North Edmonton Kia is here to help. Contact our team online or in person, and be sure to book a service appointment by doing so conveniently with our attached form. Receive brake service, stay out on the road safely and avoid costly repairs in the future, all at North Edmonton Kia.