Professional Brake Inspections in Harvey, LA
The brakes are one of the most crucial parts of your Kia. They are responsible for keeping you safe by ensuring that you come to a complete stop when and where you intend to. Any issues with your brakes could put you, your passengers, and those in other vehicles around you at a serious risk. Because of this, it is crucial that you make a point to visit Ray Brandt Kia in Harvey regularly for brake services. Make an appointment today to have your brakes inspected at our New Orleans Dealership. We are just a short drive from Kenner, Metairie, and Slidell.
When to Service Your Brakes
The easiest way to tell when your brakes need servicing is to consult your owner’s manual. If you lost it, you can get a copy online. Once you have it in front of you, take a look at the maintenance schedule and follow the recommended intervals for brake checks.
You also want to be on the lookout for other signs that your brakes need some extra care. Noises are some of the most obvious signs, including clicking noises, grinding, or screeching when you apply the brakes. A grinding sound typically means you wore through the brake pads while a screeching may be the brake pad wear indicator letting you know that they have gotten too thin. If the brake pedal requires too much or too little pressure, this is another sign your brakes need attention. Also look out for odd vibrations or your vehicle pulling. Of course, if the brake light on your Kia turns on, bring your car to a trained technician right away.
What Do Kia Brake Services Involve?
Kia technicians will typically follow the same general pattern when inspecting brakes, although they may do things a little differently if you report a noise, vibration, or pulling sensation. They will start by looking at your wheels and then look at the brake pads through the wheels depending on your car. Otherwise, they will take off the wheels to examine the brake discs and pads.