Do you drive a 2018 Lexus ES 350? Is your current vehicle from an earlier model year? In either case, it’s important to keep up with routine maintenance. The frequency at which you’ll need to replace your brakes varies in accordance with several factors, such as your driving style. In general, many motorists will have to replace their brake pads every 40,000 – 60,000 miles or so.

It’s advisable to have your brakes inspected every time you get your tires rotated at Lexus of Orange Park, which equates to twice a year or so. If you inspect your brakes yourself and notice that your brake pads are thinner than a quarter of an inch, you should make plans to bring your automobile into our Lexus service center sooner rather than later.

While thin brake pads are a clear indication you need a brake job, worn pads aren’t the only sign. Here are additional indicators

  • Your car requires more room to fully come to a stop
  • Your brake pedal feels soft or it pulsates when you press on it
  • Your brake warning light is illuminated
  • Your brake fluid is low, which may indicate you have a leak in your braking system or your brake pads are too worn
  • Your car pulls to one side when you stop
  • One or multiple wheels lock up and skid when you brake
  • You hear squealing, groaning, or grinding coming from your wheel wells

Cars with compromised brakes are dangerous, which is why you should never put off having your brakes serviced. If you’ve noticed any of the signs discussed above, you should make an appointment to bring your car into our Lexus service center near Fruit Cove, FL today.