A good brake system
For guaranteed safety

Your vehicle’s brake system

For your safety, the safety of your passengers and that of everyone else on the road, it’s vital for your vehicle’s brake system to be in proper working order.

The main components are as follows:

  • Brake discs
  • Brake pads
  • Brake shoes
  • Brake fluid

Like all mechanical parts, brakes wear out and need to be replaced after a certain amount of use. Have you noticed that your vehicle doesn’t brake like it used to or that it makes a noise when you step on the brake pedal? Don’t ignore it! Bring your vehicle to our automobile repair shop to have your brakes checked by our certified auto mechanics today.

We answer the most frequently asked questions regarding brakes.

How often should I have my brakes checked?

To ensure that your vehicle works safely and efficiently, you should have your brakes checked and serviced regularly. We recommend having your brake system inspected every time you change your tires or at least every 10,000 kilometers.

How can I tell if the brakes on my vehicle are worn?

There are several indicators that your brake pads or discs need to be changed, for example, if the brake system warning light on your dashboard comes on, if you have to floor the brake pedal or if it feels unusually soft when you step on it, if it takes longer for the vehicle to come to a stop, if you hear a grinding noise when you brake or if you feel pulsations or vibrations in the steering wheel or brake pedal.

How often should I get my brake pads changed?

Unless they show signs of wear, your brake pads should be replaced every 35,000 to 45,000 kilometers. However, if you use your vehicle primarily for city driving, you should change the pads every 20,000 kilometers, as they get used much more frequently than they do on the highway.

How often should my brake discs be changed?

Your brake discs wear down every time you step on the brake pedal. Generally, we replace them at the same time as the brake pads.

The brake system professionals

At Pneus Groupe Unik, we offer reliable, high-quality service at competitive prices for the maintenance and repair of your vehicle’s brake system.