Here at Elite Car Care, we take brake safety very seriously. Many of us have busy schedules and put a lot of mileage on our vehicles. Maintaining the brake system is a critical safety component to ensuring safe travels. We rely on our brakes for everything from daily commuting to vacationing and running quick errands to the grocery store.
The vast majority of the vehicles on the road today have complex braking systems. This system uses a hydraulic fluid system to engage your brake to stop or slow down the vehicle. How this works is, when we push on our brake peddle that pressure transfers through the brake fluid hydraulic system and then transfers to a brake pad that is pressed against the rotor thus slowing the rotations of the tire. There are basic performance options when discussing these parts. Below we will outline some of the options and considerations. A good recommendation is to have your brake system inspected every six months depending on the amount of driving and mileage you travel.
Elite Car Care uses quality parts for the vast majority of vehicles on the road today. From performance parts such as ceramic brake pads to slotted oversized rotors to factory original equipment replacement, we can handle your needs. Many of the sports cars on the road today have very impressive power and torque with a stock braking system. This is why the aftermarket brake upgrades have become very popular. There has also been a large increase of lifted trucks with oversized tires on the road. A stock brake system was not designed for oversized off-road tires.
Modern brakes have built-in warning devices that are metal tabs designed to make a warning noise once they are ready for replacement. The brake pad over time wears down to these metal indicators. If left for too long once worn, these metal tabs can create grooves in your rotors which significantly increases the cost of brake replacement. In order to maintain safety as well as keep costs down, it is best to have your brakes inspected every 3 oil changes or every 10,000 miles to make sure you are doing everything you can to maintain the system.