Are one of your brakes giving you a problem? Learn why it is imperative that you replace both brakes regardless if one is gone bad.
Do you hear a grinding noise coming from one side of the vehicle when you apply the brakes?
Maybe it’s a squeak from the passenger side or the driver’s side.
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
It’s important not to ignore the noise your vehicle is making you. It’s telling you something.
This is especially true when it comes to the part that allows you to stop when you hit the brake pedal. Get it assessed by your certified auto technician to confirm the location. Now, here’s the big twist, the M. Night Shyamalan twist as my son would say.
Regardless of the problem coming from the right side or the left side, your technician will always recommend having both brakes replaced, whether it’s the front or the rear. The same goes for hybrid brakes, even though they’re different.
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Speaking of brakes, your vehicle has brakes on both the left and the right side, in the front and in the rear. If only one side develops a problem, it’s recommended to replace both sides to prevent one wheel from stopping faster than the other, potentially causing you to swerve.
You want equal stopping strength and response time from both of your wheels at the same time.
When you replace only one side, you will still have uneven wear with one side having new brakes and the other side having the already worn brakes. Brake pads or brake shoes, they’re packaged in pairs for a reason.
With all that being said, I would follow the recommendation of your auto technician when he or she says to replace both left and right brakes to maintain safety for your vehicle. We don’t want you swerving, or potentially worse.
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Remember, feel free to schedule an appointment online with us, for example, to look at your brakes, or call us at 609-625-3286.
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