Phoenix Brake Pads Repair
Driving around Phoenix, you may have seen or heard of some shops or stores that offer lifetime guarantees on certain auto parts. One of those parts that is commonly available with the lifetime guarantee are brake pads. It may seem too good to be true, but there really are companies that will give you a new set of brake pads in exchange for your used ones when they become worn out, under normal circumstances. However, no matter where you get your brakes done, a lifetime guarantee in no way means that you will never have to get new parts or pay for brake service ever again.
When you purchase a new set of brake pads with a lifetime guarantee, the guarantee is on just that – the brake pads. Although, having a lifetime guarantee does not mean that you will never need new brake pads again. Most of the time, it means that the manufacturer or shop that sold you the warranty will give you a new set of pads free of charge when you bring them your worn out set. However, any labor or installation is not included, meaning, if you have the work done at a shop, you will almost certainly still have to pay to get your new brake pads installed. Depending on the shop that can be very costly.
You also have to realize that your vehicle’s braking system contains many components that work together to bring your vehicle to a stop. If your vehicle is starting to have problems braking but it is because of another component, such as the master cylinder, any of the hoses, or the rotors, your lifetime guarantee on pads won’t cover it.
So is it worth it? In most vehicles under normal driving conditions, brake pads last around 50,000 miles before they start getting worn out. Most people drive less than 15,000 miles a year, so you’ll most likely only be able to get a free set of new pads a few times before you switch to a new vehicle. Still, sounds like a no-brainer, right? You’ll be saving the cost of the brake pads every time, even if it’s only a few dollars. However, one complication is that many shops or stores charge more for the parts that include a lifetime guarantee, which in some cases can cost more than you would save. So based on the age of your vehicle or how long you expect to keep your vehicle can weigh into your decision.
Regardless of your decision Perez Auto Repair will always be here to check your entire brake system and give you the best advice for your vehicle. If you would like to have have your car’s brakes diagnosed, contact Perez Auto Repair online via phone 602-269-3576 or stop into our facility located at 429 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.