Automotive Brake Service in Buena Park
Brake Service & Repair at Premier Chevrolet of Buena Park
Many drivers pay little attention to their brakes as long as they stop their vehicle. But unforeseen issues could be building up without you noticing. Get ahead of any big issues down the road by getting your brakes serviced at Premier Chevrolet of Buena Park if you are in or near the Santa Ana, Los Angeles, or Buena Park areas.
How often should you service your brakes?
Some car manufacturers include brake service in the maintenance plan, while others stipulate that brakes must be tested at specific mileage or time intervals; typically, every 5,000-7,000 miles or every 4-6 months, whichever comes first. If your brakes aren’t operating properly, squeak, grind, or make other unusual noises, or if the brake pedal doesn’t feel “right,” they should be inspected and repaired (or replaced). The brake pads or shoes wear more uniformly and last longer when they are serviced, and the brakes are less likely to squeak.
How can you tell you need new brakes?
If you hear a new sound or have a lessened pedal response when you brake, you may need new brake pads, rotors, or brake fluid. Squeaky brake pads will compound the condition until you hear the grinding sound of unprotected rotors. A nerve-wracking delay in pedal reaction might be caused by worn brake pads or low brake fluid pressure. Braking vibrations are caused by warped rotors (not to be confused with the expected pulsing sensation of your ABS kicking in).
Signs and symptoms of failing brakes
- Thin brake pads: The friction that stops your car is provided by brake pads pressing against a rotor in the front wheels. They won’t be able to press hard enough to stop your car if they’re too thin. Fortunately, you can recognize thin brake pads with a visual inspection.
- Poor performance: This will be felt in the brake pedal, which will depress deeper than usual toward the floor before coming to a stop. This could suggest a brake system leak, which could be either air or fluid leak from the brake lines.
- Vibrations: Your brake pedal can communicate with you in other ways; if it starts to vibrate, especially when the anti-lock braking system is turned off, it’s time to schedule an appointment.
- Pulling: When you brake, you may notice your automobile attempting to move to the side of the road. If braking does not yield consistent effects on both sides of your automobile, your brake pads may be wearing unevenly, or your brake fluid line may be blocked.
What does brake service include?
Brake service is a catch-all term for everything having to do with your brakes. A specialist will first inspect the brakes to ensure that they are in good operating order. The scope of a brake job is determined by where each component is in its lifecycle. Replacement brake pads, for example, may or may not require new rotors. However, some brake services must be duplicated on both axle wheels. Your mechanic will inspect your brake pads, rotors, clips, and calipers to ensure that everything is in working order. Changing simply the brake pads is usually a cheap fix. Flushing old brake fluid, adding new brake fluid, replacing pads, resurfacing rotors, and adjusting braking mechanisms are all part of a good brake service.