When Will You Know It's Time for Brakes?

Brake pads typically wear gradually, so for some it may be difficult to readily notice a decline in performance. Below are some common signs you should look out for, as they can signal that your brake system needs repair/replacement.

Click the link to the right to watch an informative video on common sources of excessive wear to your brakes and what you can do to prevent your braking system from wearing down too much.

High-pitched squeal:

Many brake pads have a "wear indicator" that emits an audible warning when it's time for replacement.

Grinding noise:

Metal-on-metal noise can be caused by the backing plate grinding against rotors, due to worn brake pads.

Brake Pad Thickness:

Generally, if pads are less than 2-3mm thick, they likely need to be replaced. And if less than 4-5mm, they are nearing replacement.


If your car feels like it 'pulls' to one side when braking, this can be caused by brake pads wearing unevenly, dirty brake fluid, a collapsed brake hose, or a stuck caliper.

Vibration / Pulsation:

If your brake pedal feels like it's vibrating or pulsing when braking, this can be caused by unevenly worn rotors.

Pedal Responsiveness:

If your brake pedal is not as responsive as it once was, or it feels soft/mushy, this may signal a problem in the brake fluid system.

All Star Kia East understands there is nothing more important than your safety.

For peace of mind, visit our dealership for a brake inspection by our factory-trained Kia technicians.

What Should You Expect from Your Battery?

Most batteries go for thousands of miles without service. However, everyday driving conditions - such as climate and driving habits - can affect the life of your battery. If you still have your original battery or feel a sluggish start from time to time, it may be a good idea to come in for battery inspection and testing.

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Factors that can shorten your battery's life are:

Severe Temperatures:

Your battery should be inspected every six months, and in areas of high heat/cold, this becomes even more imperative.

Lights are left on:

Even if your vehicle starts, the battery may have lost a lot of its reserve power.

Corrosion or Leakage:

This is likely a sign that your battery is not operating at 100%.

When it's time for a new battery, choose a Genuine Kia Battery.

Our batteries meet rigorous specifications for quality, long life and dependability.
Here are some features you can expect with every Kia Genuine Battery:

  • Genuine Kia batteries meet or exceed Kia's reserve capacity specifications and cold cranking amps specifications.
  • Positive grid cover can help prevent corrosion.
  • Special electrolyte additive improves battery charging effectiveness, especially following severe discharge.
  • All Kia dealerships nationwide can service these batteries, which is especially helpful when you're traveling.

When Will You Know It's Time for New Tires?

All tires eventually need to be replaced. We'll let you know when you need new ones. If you're thinking of going to a big box store for your tire needs, you may want to think again. At All Star Kia East our Kia experts help make your tire replacement easy, convenient, cost-effective, and specific to your needs.

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Our factory-trained technicians will first check your tire tread depth and pressure. If it's determined that you need replacement tires, our experts will help find the set that is right for your Kia. Here are some reasons to buy tires from us:

  • We will have the right tires for your Kia
  • Our tire prices are competitive
  • Your tires will be expertly installed by factory-trained technicians
  • We stock high quality, name brand tires including: Hankook, Kumho, Goodyear, Nexen, Michelin, Dunlop, Yokohama, and more
  • All eligible tires come with 24-month road hazard coverage
  • Our dealership is a convenient one-stop shop for all of your vehicle's needs

New tires also help you stop sooner on wet roads!

A professional driver took nearly 10 car lengths longer to stop on worn tires than he did on new tires.
While your stopping distance may vary, newer tires can help you stop sooner.

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When Will You Know It's Time for New Wipers?

You'll know it's time to replace your wiper blades when you see these signs of wear:

  • Cracked, split, torn, brittle, worn
  • Chatter, streak, or fail to wipe cleanly

Wiper blades tend to wear evenly, so even if only one blade appears worn, the other isn't far behind. You should replace both wiper blades at the same time.

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Professional Brake Service for All Makes at All Star Kia East

Brakes are one of the most important components of any vehicle to keep properly maintained. For the safety of you and your passengers, be sure to have your vehicle's brakes inspected regularly. Drivers near Baton Rouge and Livingston, LA can visit the service department at All Star Kia East for a routine brake inspection, brake repairs or brake installation or replacement service. On any Kia brake repairs that we perform, we utilize genuine Kia parts or Kia-approved brake components, including brake hoses, fluids, rotors, pads, calipers, drums and shoes. Every brake service appointment at All Star Kia East begins with a detailed brake inspection conducted by our trained and certified staff of technicians. Our service team can also inspect your car's brakes when it is in for other maintenance, such as a tire rotation, wheel alignment or oil change.

Affordable Brake Service in Denham Springs, LA

Our service center in Denham Springs, LA is not only home to ASE and Kia Certified Service Technicians who will get any brake job done right, but also highly competitive prices on all of our brake services. If you are planning to bring your Kia or any other make of car in for a brake inspection or repair, then make sure to shop our current service coupons to find even lower prices on our many brakes services.

Schedule Brake Service near Baton Rouge, LA Today

To book a brake service appointment, submit an online schedule service form today. Our Kia service facility is located a short distance from Livingston and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, nearby in Denham Springs.

Visit the Battery Experts at All Star Kia East in Denham Springs, LA

If you have been driving for a number of years, then there is a good chance that you have experienced a dead battery at some point. The best way to avoid another dead battery in the future is by having the health of your vehicle's battery and starting system tested regularly by professional service technicians. The service department at All Star Kia East would like to invite drivers near Baton Rouge and Livingston, Louisiana to stop by our service facility in Denham Springs, LA for a battery diagnostic test. Our highly skilled technicians will determine if your Kia Optima or Forte sedan, Sorento or Sportage SUV, or any other make of vehicle's battery can no longer hold a full charge. Our expert team can help ensure your car's battery provides reliable power, or replace it when the time comes for a new battery. We install genuine Kia replacement batteries and Kia-approved batteries from many of the top battery manufacturers at affordable prices.

Do not let a car battery that is on its last leg leave you stranded ever again! Let the expert service technicians at All Star Kia East handle your Kia battery service needs. If you would like to install a replacement battery in your Kia yourself, then visit our parts staff or order your battery online or over the phone via our parts department.

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If you are in need of expert auto maintenance and service near Baton Rouge or Livingston, Louisiana, then come to All Star Kia East and visit our advanced auto service center located in Denham Springs, LA. We offer a wide array of different automotive services to help you keep your vehicle in great condition year after year. Get a hassle-free oil change, a new oil filter, brake service, battery service, or a new set of tires all in one convenient location. Our skilled auto technicians have years of hands-on experience and the know-how to ensure that your car, SUV, or truck will run smoothly and look great after you get it back from our service center. You can schedule automotive service and maintenance by filling out a quick form here on our website or by calling our dealership's service department directly.

Keeping your vehicle in top condition is easy with help from the All Star Kia East service center. With regular oil changes, your engine will stay well lubricated and won't be prone to overheating. If you keep your battery in good working order, you should have no trouble getting your car started. With regular brake servicing, your car will always be able to stop on a dime. And with the right set of new tires and proper rotations, you will always have enough grip on the road for a variety of driving situations.

If you are curious to know when your car or truck will need to be brought in for its factory scheduled maintenance, you can get in touch with us at our dealership. Let us know what kind of vehicle you have and we will do our best to let you know how often your oil and oil filter should be changed, when to check your brake fluid, when your transmission needs servicing, or when it is time to rotate your tires. All Star Kia East is dedicated to helping you keep your vehicle in great condition, because we know that your car is a lot more than a way to get from point A to point B. Enjoy express service at All Star Kia East today and help extend your car's life. If you treat your car right, it will continue to serve you faithfully. All Star Kia East can fix your vehicle even if it's not a Kia and even if you didn't purchase it from our dealership. The service center at All Star Kia East in Denham Springs is open six days a week for your convenience, so no matter when you need it, you can always come to us for fast, hassle-free, and affordable auto repairs and maintenance.