Maintaining a car properly can save its owner money in the long run, especially when it comes to brakes. The process of checking brake pads and rotors might sound difficult, but according to Eric Ables, a star of CNBC Prime's "The Car Chasers," it's actually pretty simple.
Along with giving useful advice in the video, Ables demonstrates how to check the pads and rotors on a disc brake system. The process is fairly quick and does not require specialty tools, Ables said.
Here's a breakdown of how to check a vehicle's brakes without a trip to the shop.