When Should You Replace Your Brakes?

Brake wear and tear happens gradually, and it is not always easy to detect an obvious decline in performance. We have assembled a few common signs to keep an eye out for to detect whether your brake system needs repair or replacement:


Brake pads when worn down will squeal. This is a clear indicator that service is needed.


A metal-on-metal noise caused by plates grinding rotors is often caused by worn brake pads.


Unevenly worn rotors can cause vibrating or pulsating when braking, whenever you encounter this issue, it is always cause for concern and usually means brake pads should be replaced.


What Can You Expect From Your Vehicle's Battery?

Batteries can for long stretches and thousands of miles without requiring maintenance. Various factors, however, can affect your battery's life. If it's been a while or if your car fails to start, it's time to for a battery test and inspection.

Factors that shorten battery life:

Severe Temperatures:

Extreme weather both hot and cold can shorten battery life. It's best to maintain a timetable of 6 months to inspect your battery in conditions like these.

Lights Are Left On:

Even if the battery is not totally dead, and you are able to start your car, the battery's reserves are depleted, and this means a shorter life.

Corrosion Or Leakage:

These are tell-tale signs that your battery is operating at less than 100% and a replacement battery is usually right around the corner.  

When Will You Know It's Time For

New Tires?

Our Kia experts will let you know when it's time to replace your tires. If you're thinking of heading to a big box store for your tire replacement, Car Pros Kia Renton may be a better alternative. We're here to make your tire service maintenance not only affordable and convenient, and we'll make sure the experience is tailored to your needs.

Here are some more reasons to buy your new tires from our dealership:

  • We service Kia vehicles and will have the right tires for you

  • Competitive prices

  • Our technicians are factory trained

  • We stock name brand tires including: Hankook, Goodyear, Michelin, Dunlop, Yokohama, and more

  • We offer 24-month road hazard coverage on select brands

  • We operate a one stop service center for all your vehicle maintenance needs



Car Pros Kia Renton

200 SW Grady Way
Directions Renton, WA 98057

  • Sales: (425) 204-6600
  • Service: 425-204-6614
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  1. Car Pros Kia Renton

    200 SW Grady Way
    Renton, WA 98057

    • Sales: (425) 204-6600
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