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Rum River Automotive

101 4th Ave N
Princeton, MN 55371

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As with any other part of your car, brakes wear out and will need some form of repair. If your brakes don’t respond the instant you step on the pedal, you should schedule an appointment with a brake repair technician as soon as possible.

What can you do to make your brakes last a little longer? Smooth and steady driving should be your goal. This can be accomplished by leaving enough distance between your car and other vehicles or objects so you don’t have to come to a sudden hard stop. If you are driving downhill, try downshifting or letting up on the accelerator to slow down rather than “riding” the brake pedal all the way down the hill.

How do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Have your brakes inspected frequently, possibly at every other oil change? Making sure your brakes remain in good condition allows you to drive with peace of mind, knowing that you are driving as safe as possible. There are several indicators that brake repair is needed, including:

  1. Soft or spongy feeling brakes. Condensation collecting in the brake fluid reservoir, the air in the brake lines, brake line damage, or low brake fluid can cause your brakes to feel spongy.
  2. Smoking brakes. Brake pads burned by aggressive driving (consistently making sudden and hard stops) might actually begin to smoke and release a bad odor.
  3. Squealing brakes. Brake pads can become “glazed” from exposure to the excessive heat generated by friction, emitting a squealing sound when the brakes are applied.

Mileage guidelines for replacing brake components will vary depending on several factors, including:

  • Quality of Brake Pad
  • Where You Drive
  • How You Drive
  • What You Drive (Manual or Automatic Transmission)
  • Condition of Calipers

As soon as you suspect brake problems, slow down and find a safe place to pull over. If you don’t have very far to go to a brake repair shop, you may be able to drive after your brakes have cooled down. But to be on the safe side, call roadside assistance for towing.

Have more questions about how do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN, and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Wondering how do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Schedule an appointment with a brake repair technician at Rum River Automotive.

As with any other part of your car, brakes wear out and will need some form of repair. If your brakes don’t respond the instant you step on the pedal, you should schedule an appointment with a brake repair technician as soon as possible.

What can you do to make your brakes last a little longer? Smooth and steady driving should be your goal. This can be accomplished by leaving enough distance between your car and other vehicles or objects so you don’t have to come to a sudden hard stop. If you are driving downhill, try downshifting or letting up on the accelerator to slow down rather than “riding” the brake pedal all the way down the hill.

How do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Have your brakes inspected frequently, possibly at every other oil change? Making sure your brakes remain in good condition allows you to drive with peace of mind, knowing that you are driving as safe as possible. There are several indicators that brake repair is needed, including:

  1. Soft or spongy feeling brakes. Condensation collecting in the brake fluid reservoir, the air in the brake lines, brake line damage, or low brake fluid can cause your brakes to feel spongy.
  2. Smoking brakes. Brake pads burned by aggressive driving (consistently making sudden and hard stops) might actually begin to smoke and release a bad odor.
  3. Squealing brakes. Brake pads can become “glazed” from exposure to the excessive heat generated by friction, emitting a squealing sound when the brakes are applied.

Mileage guidelines for replacing brake components will vary depending on several factors, including:

  • Quality of Brake Pad
  • Where You Drive
  • How You Drive
  • What You Drive (Manual or Automatic Transmission)
  • Condition of Calipers

As soon as you suspect brake problems, slow down and find a safe place to pull over. If you don’t have very far to go to a brake repair shop, you may be able to drive after your brakes have cooled down. But to be on the safe side, call roadside assistance for towing.

Have more questions about how do you know when brakes need to be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN, and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Troy Minske
Rum River AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Princeton, MN

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101 4th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371763-389-3811info@rumriverauto.com
Mon:8:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:8:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:8:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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