Give Me a "Brake": Professional Repair Center in Anchorage, AK

If you've ever driven behind one of those huge eighteen-wheeler trucks on a long stretch of downhill road, you've probably experienced that acrid smell. "Burning brakes", it's typically called, and written off as a truck problem. But that's where drivers in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, and Chugiak can get into trouble.

Obviously, giant tractor-trailer trucks have a lot more weight that needs to be slowed, and that is a huge pressure on the brakes--which is why they need to be replaced more often than on your standard passenger cars. But even your shiny new Kia model will need brake maintenance before too long, depending on environment and driving tendencies.

After all, even if you do not drive a tractor-trailer, your brakes still bear the burden of bringing thousands of pounds of metal to a halt, sometimes suddenly. That's a lot of stress to put on an automotive component, so it only makes sense that it requires close attention and care as your service the rest of your vehicle.

There are quite a few indicators that signal a problem with your brakes: the burning smell, a grinding or squealing noise while braking, needing to push the pedal down farther than usual, or a vibration in the steering wheel while braking. Typically, by the time you're noticing these red flags, there is already deterioration of the rotors and brake pads. If left unattended, you may need to replace the entire braking system with new parts.

That's why routine brake maintenance is so important. At Lithia Kia of Anchorage, our service technicians can notice and fix imperfections before they can develop into big problems. If it's time to get your brakes checked, or if you notice any of the red flags above, schedule an appointment with our Anchorage service center as soon as possible.


Lithia Kia of Anchorage

4434 Old Seward Highway
Directions Anchorage, AK 99503

  • Sales: 877-704-1082
  • Service: 877-211-0895
  • Parts: 877-704-1084


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM