The brake system is your car's most important safety system. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair to ensure that your car can continue to operate safely.
- Have your brake linings, drums and rotors, and brake fluid inspected at each oil change.
- It's always best to be able to plan ahead for brake work by knowing the brake condition as your car ages.
- The typical "brake job" consists of brake pad and/or shoe replacement, along with related hardware. Depending on the condition or thickness of the drums or rotors, machining or replacement may be necessary.
- The parking brake should also be checked for proper operation and adjustment. In some cases, the parking brake shoes/pads may need replacement.