When it comes to staying safe on the road, stopping your car is just as important as keeping it moving. We provide a number of brake services in our Kia dealership service center to provide you and your family with the protection you deserve on the road. Call, visit, or schedule an appointment online at Sansone Kia today.

In this day and age, most vehicles have two front brakes and two rear brakes. Typically, they have disc brakes on all four wheels but some may have drum brakes in the back. Disc brakes comprise of calipers, brake rotors, and brake pads, and provide incredible stopping power. Drum brakes can be found within the wheel cylinder. Under this system, brake shoes hit the drum when drivers stop and thanks to spring action, this type of brake tends to have improved gas mileage.

The longevity of your brakes depends on a few variables. If you live in the city with stop-and-go traffic or in the country with steep hills, it’s likely you use your brakes often to maintain speed. Some drivers prefer to stop on a dime, rather than giving themselves time to slow before reaching the car ahead. If you fall into any of these categories, you may be replacing your brakes more than others. Finally, the material of your brake components may impact the lifespan of your brakes.

So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your pre-owned Kia car brakes? Generally, most cars will need new brakes at about 50,000 miles. Some signs that it may be time for a replacement are squealing or scraping sounds, shaky braking, or thinning brake pads.

Visit our certified technicians at Sansone Kia serving Edison, NJ to service your Kia models. We also proudly serve the Avenel, Woodbridge, and Staten Island areas. We look forward to working with you!