Importance of Brakes


Factory Brakes

Factory brake pads are made specifically for your make and model. Aftermarket brake pads may be made of a harder material which will result in premature wear to the rotors. Factory brake pads will not produce squeaks and squeals that aftermarket pads will have. Factory brake pads have been tested by Mazda to perform best for the safety of your vehicle.

The quality of parts used is another important aspect of the brake repair to be considered. There are lower-cost brake pads and rotors out there that are made of low-quality metal and improperly heat treated. If inferior quality components are used, they will not allow the vehicle's brakes to operate within the design criteria. Stopping distance increases. For example, if a vehicle is designed to go from 60mph to 0 mph in 230 feet, when low quality parts are installed that distance can increase to 280 feet or more. This could mean the difference between no accident and a serious injury accident.

Common Warning Signs for Brake Trouble
  • Squealing or grinding noises during braking
  • Poor braking problem (hard to stop the car)
  • Pulling to one side, or "grabbing"
  • Loss of brake pedal
  • Pulsation of the brake pedal during braking
  • Clicking noises during braking
  • Excessive drag during acceleration ("Anchor Away" Syndrome)
  • Lit ABS light for the antilock brakes

What is done during brake pad replacement

  • Install new brake pads
  • Resurface rotors
  • Lube caliper slides
  • Inspect brake components

Hours

  • Monday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Contact

McLarty Mazda

6030 Landers Rd
Directions Sherwood, AR 72117

  • Sales: (844) 846-6966
  • Service: (844) 846-6967
  • Parts Center: (844) 846-6968