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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

Are you starting to experience braking problems? Schedule an inspection of your brake system as soon as possible. Ask about when you need to replace your brakes. You may simply need the brake pads replaced or the rotors turned.

If you are starting to notice any of the following issues, it’s time for the help of brake repair experts:

  • Brake light comes on and stays on.
  • Squealing, squeaking or grinding noises when braking.
  • Wobbling, vibration or scraping when braking.
  • Fluid leaks.
  • Spongy or soft brake pedal.
  • The car pulls to one side when braking.
  • Burning smell while driving.
  • Bouncing up and down when you make a hard stop.

So, how often do you need to replace your brakes? There are several factors to consider:

  • Style of driving – Brake pads will wear out quickly if you are an aggressive driver who brakes hard consistently or drives in a lot of stop-and-go town traffic.
  • The weight of your vehicle – Don’t overload your vehicle more than determined by the manufacturer for optimum stopping power; calculated on the weight of the vehicle plus passenger limits.
  • Quality of brake materials – The quality of the brake pads primarily determines when you need to replace your brakes. Ceramic brake pads are the most expensive but are longer lasting. Semi-metallic pads don’t cost as much, but also don’t last as long.
  • Purpose of your vehicle – If you use your vehicle to pull heavy loads, drive mostly in mountainous terrain, or make frequent stop-and-go trips, the brake pads and rotors will wear down more quickly because the brakes are applied harder and more frequently.

Looking for quality brake repair? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about when do you need to replace your brakes and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Wondering about when do you need to replace your brakes? Call a brake repair experts at Clausen Automotive and find out more about brake pads and rotors.

Are you starting to experience braking problems? Schedule an inspection of your brake system as soon as possible. Ask about when you need to replace your brakes. You may simply need the brake pads replaced or the rotors turned.

If you are starting to notice any of the following issues, it’s time for the help of brake repair experts:

  • Brake light comes on and stays on.
  • Squealing, squeaking or grinding noises when braking.
  • Wobbling, vibration or scraping when braking.
  • Fluid leaks.
  • Spongy or soft brake pedal.
  • The car pulls to one side when braking.
  • Burning smell while driving.
  • Bouncing up and down when you make a hard stop.

So, how often do you need to replace your brakes? There are several factors to consider:

  • Style of driving – Brake pads will wear out quickly if you are an aggressive driver who brakes hard consistently or drives in a lot of stop-and-go town traffic.
  • The weight of your vehicle – Don’t overload your vehicle more than determined by the manufacturer for optimum stopping power; calculated on the weight of the vehicle plus passenger limits.
  • Quality of brake materials – The quality of the brake pads primarily determines when you need to replace your brakes. Ceramic brake pads are the most expensive but are longer lasting. Semi-metallic pads don’t cost as much, but also don’t last as long.
  • Purpose of your vehicle – If you use your vehicle to pull heavy loads, drive mostly in mountainous terrain, or make frequent stop-and-go trips, the brake pads and rotors will wear down more quickly because the brakes are applied harder and more frequently.

Looking for quality brake repair? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about when do you need to replace your brakes and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Steve Clausen
Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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2118 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716608-221-8321Service@ClausenAutomotive.com
Mon:7:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:7:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:7:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:7:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:7:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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