Over in our service center here at Kia of Des Moines, we pride ourselves in supplying Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny drivers with topnotch brake service. Below is an overview of the kind of service you can expect to find when you stop by, as well as a brief list of signs that it might be time to have your brakes checked or replaced.
If you have questions as you’re reading along, don’t hesitate to swing by, give us a call, or send us an email. We’re always willing to talk shop.
Experience and Convenience at Your Disposal
Whenever you’re in need of quality brake service, you can be confident that that is exactly what you’re getting when you bring your vehicle in to our service department. We’re fully staffed with factory-trained automotive technicians who have the skills and experience to provide your car with the care it needs. On top of all that, they utilize the latest technology in order to get precise results.
As a way to help make your experience with us even more convenient, we provide you with the option of being able to schedule your next brake service appointment online.
Signs Your Brakes Should Be Inspected
While a brake’s lifespan commonly ranges from 25,000 to 70,000 miles, certain factors such as the quality of individual brake components, driving conditions, and driving behavior can significantly reduce this lifespan. Here is a brief list of signs that your brakes need to be replaced earlier than you might think:
- Pulling When Braking. If you’re noticing that your car pulls to one side when you push down on your brakes, this could be caused by unevenly worn brakes or dirt in the brake fluid.
- A Burning Smell. When your brakes overheat, you’ll be able to tell because of the distinct smell that follows. Overheating is the result of applying your brakes for an extended period of time. This might happen when you’re making your way down a steep hill. The consequence of overheated brakes is a slippery film that significantly reduces their stopping power.
- Strange Noises. If your brake pads are loose or severely worn down, you might hear clicking, grinding, or squeaking sounds every time you come to a stop.
- Vibrations. Two possible causes of vibrating when you use your brakes are a warped rotor and a bad alignment. Either way, you’ll want to take your car to our service center for inspection.
- Brake Warning Light. When this light appears on your dashboard, be sure to have your brakes serviced as soon as possible to avoid serious damage.
Schedule Your Next Brake Service Appointment with Us Today
Whether you’re currently experiencing one of the above signs that it might be time to have your brakes replaced or you simply want to give them the once-over, we’ll be happy to take a look. If you’re in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny area, contact our service department here at Kia of Des Moines to schedule your appointment.