Obviously, a vehicles'
brake system is a very important one. Having healthy well-maintained
brakes are not only vital to your safety, but the safety of everyone
else on the road with you. Think of it this way; even though Kia vehicles are very highly safety rated, well
maintained brakes may mean that you'll never need to test your airbags
and crumple zones. Brake systems use rotors and pads that are subject to
extreme friction and heat any time you apply your brakes. Like any
system that works through friction, over time, the pads and rotors wear
down and will need to be replaced. Ever hear a car's wheels squealing
when it slows down? This means it's time to get new brakes - the pads
are near the end of their life. At this point, the brakes are no longer effective and the car is dangerous.
Do you hear a squealing sound
when you step on the brake? Is your brake pedal mushy? Have you noticed a
change in how much effort it takes to stop your car? It's probably time
to bring it in for a check-up.