Pennsylvania – You probably remember when you got the oil changed in your car, but when was the last time you had the brakes checked?

“Your car running… actually isn’t as important as your car stopping,” says Scott Lambert, chairman of the Global Brake Safety Council.

He says don’t think of it as a repair. “These are components that are going to wear out, and it’s up to us to make sure we replace them.”

And with brakes, he says, you get what you pay for. Get the best brakes you can afford.