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12/20/2014
By: Tish S.
Monro Muffler Brake & Service
HIGHLY recommend! My car had been "fixed" by 2 other garages since last march, and still was broke down. Only having one other vehicle, we just happened to break down right in front of this garage. Brian, one of the guys there, saw that we had both of my daughters with us and went out of his way to make sure we were not only back on the road, but even called to make sure we got home safely and the truck was still running right. We took my car to him on Tuesday. He kept us updated on what he found and what needed to be done. Today is Saturday, we picked up the car today. He fixed every problem it had and it runs like it is new again. I wont be taking my cars to anyone else. Really reasonable on price as well!!!
Tips & Advices
Ceramic brake pads are made from dense, durable ceramic. They are favored for their relative silence while driving compared to metal or organic brake pads. They also have little wear and tear on the overall brake system and are very reliable. However, they are more expensive than metal or organic brake pads. Additionally, their performance deteriorates in extreme driving conditions.
Brake rotors typically last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles.
Brake shoes are used in drum brakes--rather than disc brakes--which is the original braking system designed for vehicles. Just as brake pads are the friction component of disc brakes, brake shoes are the friction component of drum brakes. When the brakes are applied, a wheel cylinder pushes the brake shoe against the brake drums, which spin while the vehicle is in motion, and causes the vehicle to stop.
A squeaking or squealing sound when applying newly replaced brakes is normal. It comes from the rotor vibrating against the new brake pads. It should quiet down after about 250 miles, and should be more or less silent by 750 miles, when the brake system has had some time to synchronize itself.
This depends on the car, the brake system, and the car owner's driving habits. Typically, a car's brakes should be replaced after about 50,000 miles, but some car's brakes may last anywhere from 25,000 to 70,000 miles. Car owners shouldn't wait for a magic number to replace their brakes. They should check them regularly, and pay close attention if they hear any weird noises or if the car feels shaky while braking. Brakes are a critical safety component of a car, so it's important to stay on top of brake maintenance.

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