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How Long Does A Car Brake Service Take?

Repair times for a car brake service depend on the task at hand. Routine maintenance and system checks can take as little as half an hour, but bigger jobs may require your car to be in the shop for a few days. There are a large number of factors that can affect the duration of your car brake service or repair, so the most accurate time estimates must come from a mechanic who has inspected your vehicle for issues. The mechanics at Brake Works do everything in their power to get you back on the road as quickly as possible, but safety is our top priority, so no job will be rushed.

The type of car brake service you need is the best indicator of time requirements. Simple jobs like a brake pad replacement can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. The time it takes for a repair also depends on which type of vehicle you have and what parts the shop has on hand. If your car’s brake system is in bad shape, the shop may have to replace core components, which sometimes means waiting for parts to come in from the manufacturer before work can begin. A good mechanic will alert you to any need for new parts as soon as they know.

A vehicle’s brake system is composed of more than just the pedal and pads, so while your mechanic will do his or her best to find any problems during an inspection, it is possible for some issues to become apparent only after the brake components have been taken apart and the entire system is exposed. Ideally, you will know exactly what needs to be worked on as soon as the inspection has been performed, but in a worst-case scenario, a small issue can transform into a larger job if a hidden problem is revealed.

Having a car in the shop doesn’t need to interfere with your schedule. Brake Works offers loaner cars and rides in order to make longer repairs less of a strain on your life. Call us with any concerns you may have, and we’ll do our best to accurately predict the timeline for your car brake service.