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The brakes on your vehicle are one of the most important safety features and they require maintenance from time to time to work at their best. If you are hearing grinding or squealing noises when you press the brake pedal, it is time to get them looked at. Putting of routine maintenance of your brake system can add up to costly repairs in the future. A simple brake pad change has turned into having to cut your rotors or even replacing them due to metal on metal wear from continual use.
The brake pads on your vehicle wear down over time and will need to be replaced. This is routine and preventative maintenance for your braking system. As shown in the picture above, the brake pad on the left is worn down and the brake pad on the right is new and much thicker. When you start to hear squeaking coming from your brakes, chances are you need to have your pads changed. Rich's Garage can have your brake pads changed and have you safely back on the road the same day and not breaking your wallet.
Ithaca, New York see's plenty of snow and with snow will come rust. Rusty brake lines can spell disaster for you and your passengers. Without warning your brake pedal will hit the floor and your brakes will be rendered useless. A normal brake line will bend under pressure, however one that is rusted will simply snap. When ever you have your automobile serviced at Rich's Garage, we will look at your brake lines to ensure they are still safe to drive on and actually show you what we see. Rusted brake lines should be replaced immediately.