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Brake Services

Brake Services in Fairbanks

We offer brake services in Fairbanks, North Pole, and near Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base because the brakes are your first line of defense in the car. Defensive driving is the safest way to operate your vehicle, and good brakes help you maintain control of your car. Our ASE-certified mechanics at Pearson Auto are prepared to inspect your brakes, give you a second opinion on a previous estimate, and get your car back on the road as soon as possible.

Symptoms of a Deteriorating Brake System

When your brakes start to deteriorate, you will notice obvious symptoms while you are driving. We recommend that our customers do not write off these symptoms because the brakes continue to wear until the pads are completely gone.

Common signs of brake wear include:

You might take the time to check your brake fluid levels only to find that they are very low. If this happens, you can’t just pour brake fluid into the reservoir. A complete service is the only way to make the car safe to drive again.

Problems Caused by Faulty Brakes

Faulty brakes take a toll on your vehicle because you are wearing down the rotors every time you stop. Uneven braking causes increased wear on your tires, and other parts of the brake system will show signs of wear because they work too hard.

When your rotors are worn down, we can machine them. However, they only last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles. If you wear down the rotors too much, they will need to be replaced sooner. 

You cannot stop safely when the brakes are weak, and you might lose control of the car during an emergency stop. If the car is wobbling as you stop, you could shake certain components from their mountings, the electrical system could be damaged, and you increase wear on the engine. The same is true of your transmission.

How Often Should My Brakes be Replaced?

Your brake pads should last around 50,000 miles, but that all depends on your driving style. If you speed up and stop often, the pads will wear faster. Every time you visit Pearson Auto, we check your brakes to give you an estimate of how much life is left in the pads.

On the other hand, you should have a brake service about every 20,000 miles. This is a simple way to keep the brakes in good condition and avoid catastrophic failures or severe damage.

Top-Notch Brake Services at Pearson Auto

Call us today or contact us online if you are due for brake services in Fairbanks. We offer loaners when you have errands to run, complete the work quickly, and give you an estimate for any other services you might need. We even offer a 5-year/50,000 mile warranty with every service.

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