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How to Extend the Life of Your Brakes

Your vehicle's braking system is the most important safety feature of your car, which is why you should always replace them on time. Your brake pads will last about every 50,000 miles, but they can vary depending on driving conditions and usage. Here are our top tips on how to prolong the life of your brake pads.


Avoid Speeding

Surprise-surprise, but speeding never ends well for anybody. If you hit a full and complete stop after ramping up your RPM, you are at risk of prematurely wearing out your brake pads. Brake pads operate by converting energy into heat – and this means they become worn out more quickly the more energy they have to dissipate. If you slow down slowly, you can save wear and tear on your brake pads. Another negative of hurrying into a stop is that you're wasting excess gas.


Only Use 1 Foot 

As you probably learned all the way back from Driver's Ed, you should only have one foot operating both the brake and acceleration pedals. "Two-footing" your pedals is an awful habit to get into because brake taps are more likely to happen. 


Lighten the Load

If you tend to keep a lot of junk in your car, all those items can collectively weigh a lot. Carrying heavy loads will lead to a heavy strain on your brake pads. At your convenience, lighten the load by getting rid of trash and unnecessary items in your car.


Flush Your Brakes

It is recommended that your brake should be bled and flushed every two years. Doing so will help your brakes work more effectively and keep their internal parts running longer. Over time, moisture can also cause internal corrosion, reducing the lifespan of brake parts like rubber seals.


Brake Service in Hawaii

We hope these tips help you save some time and money on brake maintenance. If you require a brake pad replacement, then our trusted mechanics at LexBrodies can do the job. We have been operating in Hawaii for 60 years! Give us a call or visit one of our 5 locations today.

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This was my first visit with Lex Brodie Kaneohe branch and I’m sold as a forever customer. The manger Gerard and his staff treated me like Ohana. I highly recommend Lex Brodie Kaneohe branch if anyone needs tire and/or brake service. They are the best. Mahalo🤙🏽🙏🏽
Ken Y.
Staff are always very friendly and range of services is convenient. I also like the online reservation system, and the waiting area is great, too.
Mark S M.
Wonderful, quick service. My low tire pressure light came on while driving to work downtown. I was able to make an appointment to drop off my car at lunch and picked it up after work. No charge for checking my tires and the employees were extremely friendly and efficient even though they were busy.
Judy C.
I am very happy with great customer service and friendly staff at Waipahu location and highly recommed. They take pride in taking care of there customers. And they honor military discount. Mahalo
Abdul R.
Have been going to Lex Brodie's for tire and alignment work for over 40 years and they have been outstanding. Sure, I've experienced a few "quirks" with them, but that also happens with any other best other shops taking care of them in good order.
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Terri M.
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Catherine M.
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Eric H.
I always receive great service from this location. Today I had Jack and he was awesome. He explained the services and pricing. Extremely helpful. The woman who cashed me out (ugh I wish I got her name) was so kind and courteous, too! 5-stars all around! Mahalo!
Lisa U.
Easy online appointments, quick in person check in and drop off. Car was running great! Thank you for the quick service. Will always come back to Lex Brody's.
Douglas C.
First time at lex Brodie’s it was excellent service and the girls at the front were really helpful.
Ronald & Sally H.
Yelp: Jack and the girls at the front took really good care of me and my mom. They are professional and probably one of the most honest mechanic shops I have been to. You can tell they really want to make their customers happy and give them the most fair price they can. Jack and the sales girl I talked to broke down all the costs before starting the work so I knew exactly what we were paying for. Great staff, patient, kind, and honest. This place treats you like family and wants you to leave happy.
Kai C.
Great experience. Very easily scheduling online, the service advisor explained exactly what they would do, and they got done quicker than expected!
James P.
I have been a Lex Brodie client for over 20 years. Today, I still get the same great service every single time I’m there!
Carlin K.
I am very satisfied with the service at Lex Brodie’s. The staff were all very helpful and the work was completed timely and for the estimated price.
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