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How Often Does My Acura Need a Brake Job?

How Often Does My Acura Need a Brake Job?

You’re driving down the interstate, on your way for gelato at Glace. Every highway exit, stop light, stop sign – every time you touch the brake pedal, in fact – there’s that awful squealing noise. You suspect your brake pads are worn out, but you’ve already had them replaced at the dealership once before. How often does your Acura need a brake job?

How Long Do Brakes Last?

How long your brakes will last totally depends on how you use them. Someone who drives almost exclusively on the highway will get more mileage from their brakes. Obviously, it’s because the brakes are used less frequently when you drive on the open highway. If you drive in the constant stop-and-go environment inside the city, your brakes experience more wear. You’ll need to replace them sooner.

On average, a set of brake pads can last from approximately 30,000 miles in strict city operation to 60,000 miles – or even more – with just highway driving. Timewise, that all depends on how many miles you accumulate in a year. For most people, that’s at least two to three years on a set of brake pads.

Signs you Need a Brake Job

Squealing doesn’t always indicate you need a brake job, but it might. It could also just be dirt, sand, or some other substance that’s worked its way onto your brake pads, causing noise when they press against the brake rotors.

Other signs include:

  • Grinding noises when you press the brake pedal.
  • Scraping noise when you’re driving, even with no pressure on the brake pedal at all.
  • A rough vibration in the brake pedal when you press the brakes.
  • Increased stopping distance or more effort required to press the brake pedal.

 

If you suspect your Acura needs a brake job, bring it in to Jay Wolfe Acura. We’ll look over your brakes and give you a report on their health. We’ll advise you how best to care for your vehicle – whether you need new brake pads, pads and rotors, or simply a brake cleaning and adjustment. You can experience all of this along with friendly service and an inviting environment. Book an appointment today!

Is There a Problem With Your Fuel Mileage?

Is There a Problem With Your Fuel Mileage?

You drive your Acura, so you’re going to burn fuel. And because there’s so much fun you can have behind the wheel, you may have a tendency to burn more gas than you need to. But when it seems like your Acura’s fuel mileage is suffering worse than it should, you might begin to wonder:…

How is Your Acura Suspension Doing?

How is Your Acura Suspension Doing?

One of the most common reasons for owning an Acura is its incredible handling. Some of that may have to do with available Precision All-Wheel Steer or Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, which keeps your Acura moving in the direction you point the steering wheel. Another aspect that plays a major role in your Acura’s precise handling…

Why is an Acura Recall Issued?

Why is an Acura Recall Issued?

You can’t turn on the evening news these days without hearing about some car maker issuing a new recall. These reports get nerve-wracking, especially when you own a model affected by one. You might expect an ‘exploder’ recall like in the late nineties, or a potential fire hazard from a gas guzzler from decades long…

What Your Car Warning Lights Mean

What Your Car Warning Lights Mean

As you travel the streets of Kansas City, your Acura provides you peace of mind in its reliability. But even the most dependable vehicles can experience problems every now and then. For many concerns, your Acura will illuminate one of the car warning lights to indicate an issue. What do those warning lights mean, and…

Keep Your Car Battery Going Strong With These Tips

Keep Your Car Battery Going Strong With These Tips

If you haven’t been them, you’ve seen it: the person in the parking lot with booster cables extending from under an open hood. A dead battery happens at the worst of times. It’s in the throes of winter when the snow is swirling outside your window. It’s when the sun blisters your back as you…

Don’t Wait For Your Air Conditioning Repairs!

Don’t Wait For Your Air Conditioning Repairs!

It’s autumn. The leaves are turning picturesque yellows, oranges, and reds, and there’s occasional morning frost. The days aren’t as hot as they were just a few weeks ago, with the exception of the occasional warm one. Although your Acura’s air conditioning wasn’t performing all that well towards the end of the summer, you’re thinking…

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

Whether you drive an SUV like the Acura MDX or RDX or a passenger car like the Acura ILX or RLX, you’re going to come across one term that can be confusing: powertrain. You may be one of the many who don’t understand what the powertrain really is or why it’s important to know. What…

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

Smartphones are all the rage today. Nearly everyone has one. They keep us in constant communication with the outside world, often without actually talking to other people. Text and email as well as our good friend SIRI are more common uses for smartphones than phone calls, although voice calls still happen once in awhile. That’s…

Is Your Check Engine Light On? Here’s What to Do

Is Your Check Engine Light On? Here’s What to Do

As soon as that little yellow light pops on, you just can’t ignore it. As much as you want to pretend that it’s not there, it causes you anxiety every time you start your car. It’s the Check Engine light and it’s important. Here’s the good thing: your Acura is among the best designed and…


 
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