Honda, Acura, Mini – Independent Auto Care Parker Colorado

When you come to Independent Auto Care in Parker for brake repair, we’ll look at the main components of your system, including the brake pads, calipers, brake rotors and more. As you know, these parts eventually wear out with time, making it important to get repairs handled before one failing part affects other brake system components which can create problems that are more costly to fix.

By coming to Independent Auto, our ASE certified technicians will provide comprehensive brake repair:

  • Replace Brake Pads or Shoes
  • Replace Wheel Cylinders or Calipers
  • Replace Master Cylinder
  • Resurface or Replace Rotors and Drums
  • Test and Flush Brake Fluid
  • Test Emergency Brake Mechanism
  • Inspect ABS for Leaks
  • Inspect and Replace Brake Hoses

Don’t take a chance with your brakes. Come to Independent Auto Care in Parker, and we’ll make sure your Honda, Acura or Mini brakes are ready for city, mountain, even I-25 at rush hour driving.

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How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

There are a lot of factors that go into how long you can go without brake repair. Brake pads can last as little as 25,000 miles and max out at around 75,000 miles. You’ll first want to check your owner’s manual for typical lifespan or come see us at Independent Auto for an inspection. Other considerations include:

  • Materials – Replacement brake pads come in organic, semi-metallic and ceramic varieties, each with their own benefits, drawbacks and lifespan. We’ll walk you through your options and find the best fit for your Honda, Acura or Mini, as well as your budget.
  • Pad Hardness – Another factor is hardness, or compressibility. While “hard” and “soft” produce different feels in the pedal, the term actually applies to friction. Hard is rough and grinds against the rotors, while soft uses adhesion and sticks to the rotor.
  • Situation – Are you primarily a city driver or do you head up into the mountains frequently? You likely know that driving in the Rockies comes with a lot of elevation changes. All of that downhill driving can take its toll on how long your brakes last.
  • Driver Behavior – Finally, you are one of the key factors when it comes to brake life and if brake repair will be needed sooner rather than later. Gentle, smoothing braking is ideal, so you’ll want to reduce the need to ride the brakes or slam on them.

For Mini, Honda or Acura brake repair, contact Independent Auto Care to schedule an appointment today.