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Why Do My Brakes Squeak? Noise While Driving

Why Do My Brakes Squeak? Noise While Driving

If safety comes first, then hearing your car’s brakes squeak probably has you a little worried. No sweat though - you’ve got Frank’s to keep you informed! Why Do My Brakes Squeak? Noisy brakes? Visit Frank’s by making an appointment online! Grinding, squealing, chirping. Sometimes your car’s brakes will make noise while driving. It generally signals that you need to have a mechanic inspect them. Sounds from your brakes can mean pads or rotors need replacing. How Do Car Brakes Work? Most modern vehicles use what’s called “Disc Brakes”. In this system, a set of brake pads are pressed against a metal disc, called a disc brake rotor. The friction they make causes the car to slow down. If you press the brakes too hard or too often it will wear your brake pads and can overheat the rotors! Noisy Brakes After Rain If you’re still wondering ... read more

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How Long Do Brake Pads Last On A Car

How Long Do Brake Pads Last On A Car

When it comes to your car you want to get the most bang for your buck. One wear item that you might want to think about are your brake pads. How do these little parts work? How can you save in the long run? Let’s take a look. How Long Do Brake Pads Last Think you need brake repair? Book online with Frank’s! With average driving in the Southampton-area of Bucks County, Frank’s Servicenter estimates how long brake pads take to replace at roughly 25,000 to 40,000 miles. There are a lot of factors at play with brake repair though. If you want to maximize your brake pad lifespan let’s look at two other topics… How Brake Pads Work Friction is the key principle behind a car’s braking system. As the wheels spin the brake pad is pushed into contact with something called a brake rotor which is fastened to the turning wheel. This provides the force that slows down the car. The brake pad is pushed into ... read more

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What Does Brake Pad Repair Cost?

What Does Brake Pad Repair Cost?

You have a simple problem - your brake pads need replacing. Why is getting a price for this basic repair to your car so hard? We get this question a lot, so don’t worry. Here’s what you need to know... What Will New Brake Pads Cost To Replace? There are a lot of factors involved with Brake Pad replacement; what make and model your car is, what kind of pads you want and more. So it’s always better for us to take a quick look at the car for free and find out exactly what we’re dealing with. This no-cost inspection is our way of guaranteeing against unexpected expenses when it comes to having your car repaired.  Have us inspect your car for brake damage for free when you book online.What If My Brake Pads Aren’t The Problem? Obviously you need to be able to stop your car quickly, but the brake pads may not be the root cause of the issue. A brake caliper can be just as troublesome and happen ... read more

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How long do brake pads last?

How long do brake pads last?

How Long Do Brake Pads Last? The life span of your brake pads is greatly dependent on your driving style. We all know that driver that speeds towards the red light and slams on the brakes! We find that most of our customers driving in the suburbs can expect to see 25,000 to 40,000 miles out of a set of brake pads. Although we have seen some highway-driven vehicles get 80,000 miles out of a set of brake pads!  Factors that impact brake pad life: Driving Habit: Driving aggressively will cause your brake pads to wear faster. Speeding towards the stoplights, last-minute heavy braking, and high-speed braking. In order to get the most time from your brake pads coasting towards stops while pressing gently on the brake.  Location: If you spend your days on the streets of Ivyland, Holland and Richboro you will have a mixture of slow cruising and stops. Conversely, if you are in the more stop-and-go traffic of F ... read more

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Why do my brakes squeak?

Why do my brakes squeak?

Squeaking front brakes are a definite sign that your car needs some attention! There are plenty of things that can go wrong with your brake system and cause squeaking. The sooner that you have the situation checked out the better off you will be in avoiding unnecessary expenses with your repairs. The best-case scenario is that the brake pads are worn out and the squeaking is coming from a warning sensor that is designed to alert you of the worn-out brake pads. A tell-tale sign of this condition is a consistent squeal or squeak that goes away when braking. Address this concern right away and you may be able to reuse the brake rotors.  Avoiding this warning noise will eventually lead to a deeper and louder grinding noise. This grinding may be the brake pad backing contacting the brake rotor. In most cases, the grinding of the pad and rotor will lead to the need to replace the brake rotors.  Avoiding the grinding and continuing to drive may go even further and damage the brak ... read more

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Brake Repair
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