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Top Five Reasons To Get Brake Repair Service Sooner Than Later

It’s October, and this is the perfect time of year to get your brake repair service performed sooner than later. 

Family Auto Service deeply cares about you, your family, and your family vehicles. We understand that life gets busy and that it is easy to put off brake repair for later because you don’t have much time in your busy schedule. However, we would like to offer the top five reasons why you should get your brakes serviced and repaired this month.


  1. In preparation for Halloween.

As we approach Halloween, there are going to be a lot of petite and adorable little ghosts, goblins, superheroes, and unicorns running around our neighborhoods. Too often, the children are so excited that they forget to look both ways before crossing the road. Additionally, teenagers and adults are often distracted by their cell phones and may not see your car in time. That’s why it’s best to service your brakes in preparation for Halloween so you can avoid any unnecessary family tragedies while driving near pedestrians.


  1. In preparation for Daylight Savings Time.

When Daylight Savings Time happens, statistics show there are more accidents because of the sudden darkness. November 3, 2019, is when Daylight Savings Time ends, and you’ll want to make sure your brakes are in tip-top shape to handle the unexpected on your commute.


  1. To lower the risk of accidents.

We know it sounds obvious, but the number one safety feature on your vehicle is your braking system. When you hear your brakes squeal, or they feel soft when you push on the brake pedal, your ability to stop short of a collision could be compromised. Getting your brakes serviced sooner than later is a smart way to lower your chances of getting into an accident.


  1. To extend the life of your vehicle.

When you take good care of your brakes with regular service, it means your whole vehicle benefits. Let’s look at your brake rotors, for example. When your brake pads wear out, your rotors could get damaged. The same goes when your driving habits include lots of sudden braking on your commute. The heat caused by the friction could wear your entire braking system and that can lead to other mechanical issues in other parts of your car. We have found that preventive maintenance always helps to extend the life of your vehicle, and that is a smart reason to check the health of your brakes.


  1. For ease of mind.

When you know your vehicle is properly maintained, it provides you with more ease of mind. You won’t have to worry about an expensive mechanical failure. Your budget doesn’t suffer as much when you maintain your vehicle. Plus, your risk of breaking down on the side of the road with the kids in the backseat goes down exponentially. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a brake system inspection and service, we invite you to do so. Family Auto Service has 4 convenient locations in La Jolla, La Mesa, Santee, and Alpine and our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you require shuttle service while we perform your brake repair, please let us know so we can drop you off where you need to go. Plus, our 3-year/36,000-mile nationwide warranty will assist you any time you are driving around San Diego, California, or out of state. There are many reasons to choose Family Auto Service and we hope to see you soon.


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