Despite all the high-tech safety features found in modern automobiles, the brakes are still the most important. At Folsom Lake Kia, your Kia dealership serving the Sacramento, CA area, we want you to be sure to keep your brakes in proper working condition.

Using the brakes is an integral part of driving. As the very function of braking relies entirely on friction, it’s only a matter of time before the brake components wear out. Keeping them maintain is critical to keeping your car safe.

The crux of the braking system is made up of the brake pads and the brake discs. Since these two parts regularly come into contact with one another, it is vital that they both be quality parts. If the pads are of a lower quality than the discs, it can cause the discs to become worn more quickly. The same is true the other way around as well.

It isn’t difficult to tell when it’s time to have your brakes looked at. You will likely get several indicators.

If your car has brake lights, that’s a fairly obvious sign. However, it is important to keep in mind that the brake lights only signal problems with the pads and not the discs.

A subtler but still recognizable sign is vibration and/or noise when applying brakes.

At the very least, these should prompt a visit to our Kia service center, so we can make sure everything is in order.

At Folsom Lake Kia, we take brake safety very seriously. Eventually, you’ll need to get your brakes serviced and it is far better to catch any problems early than it is to wait too long.

We want your 2017 Kia Rio to serve you well for years and years to come. Keeping on top of your brakes is an important way of making that a reality.