If you’ve ever thought of replacing your car’s worn-down brakes on your own, you’re not alone. After all, the thought of saving a bit of money by doing the work on your own is rather tempting. But replacing those brakes might not be in your best interest.
Maybe you hear a little squeak every time you press on your brakes, or maybe you sense a spongey feeling when your foot hits the brake pedal. Regardless, brakes on their way out can be annoying at best and dangerous at worst. In any case, it can be easy to ask yourself if you’re up to changing those brake pads. After all, how complicated can it be? Sometimes it’s more complex than you think!
Many clients come into Master Muffler Logan after an attempted brake change with problems more extensive than when they began. So, we always suggest bringing in your vehicle for a full brakes check with one of our qualified and licensed technicians. If you’re still wondering if it’s worth taking your car to our Logan location, here are a few reasons we think it is.
1. We Make Sure Nothing Can Go Wrong
With the incredible amount of do-it-yourself content across the internet and social media, it’s easier than ever to think you can get the job done with “hacks” and in-depth auto repair content. And honestly, we can’t blame anyone for trying! But replacing your brakes and even changing your oil can be more challenging than it first seems.
Not only are we talking about working with parts of your car that you might not be familiar with, but a lack of knowledge about the complicated nature of the entire braking system can mean missing an issue that may arise during a brake change. Although worn brakes can mean repair work as simple as replacing brake pads, other diagnoses go on when your car is in the hands of a technician.
For example, if you’re hearing a grinding noise while braking or experiencing a brake pedal that rapidly sinks to the floor, there are likely issues that go beyond worn brake pads. It could be air bubbles stuck in your brake line or a damaged rotor. In such cases, you’ll need a great deal of experience to test, diagnose, and fix those issues.
If you want to avoid more significant issues down the line, let someone with experience take a look and troubleshoot any problems before you jump in head first.
2. We’ve Got the Equipment
Not everyone owns an arsenal of auto repair tools! If you’re not much of a DIYer by nature, you likely won’t have all the tools necessary to get the job done right. We’re not just talking about vehicle jacks or jack stands, but also caliper compressors, complete socket sets, and the like. The wrong tools can mean a job poorly down!
3. We’ve Got the Time
Okay, so you might not have the equipment necessary to get the job done perfectly, but you’re still willing to take a crack at it. But consider this: do you have the time? It takes one of our experienced technicians about thirty minutes to an hour to replace all four brake pads and rotors on your vehicle. That’s a quick trip to the auto shop. If you lack the experience or tools, it could take you several hours to even realize you simply can’t finish the task at hand.
From learning the process, gathering all the right tools, and following a competent guide, this simple task can take up your whole day. Ultimately, changing out your own brakes might not be worth your time if you don’t have much to spare. A professional solution often means an easy solution. Using Master Muffler’s services may just save you time, money, and a future headache.
We’re Here to Help!
While we believe it’s great for car owners to understand how brakes work, we still think most situations of brake replacements are best left to a trusted professional. When it comes to quality repairs and affordable service, who better to trust than the auto masters at Master Muffler Logan? We’ve been serving the Logan community for more than twenty-five years and look forward to many more. So head on over to get your brakes tested before you’re off to your next adventure!