Is it Time for Brake Service?

Is it Time for Brake Service?

Visit Spitzer Cadillac’s Auto Repair Center

The Importance of Brake Repairs & Brake Service

Maintaining your vehicle is essential to maximize performance and ensure safety. At Spitzer Cadillac, we are committed to caring for your vehicle while also offering an exceptional assortment of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles for sale. The team at our Spitzer service center goes above and beyond to perform comprehensive auto repairs, including brake repairs and brake service.

Contact us today to learn more about our convenient online service scheduling for brake repairs and our highly-trained team of certified technicians who are committed to providing premium customer service when inspecting your brake calipers, brake rotors and brake pads.

What is Cadillac Brake Service?

Simply put, brake service involves inspecting all components of your brake system. When you schedule brake repairs or brake service at Spitzer Cadillac, our service team performs an intense inspection of all working components, including the brake fluid, hoses, brake rotors, brake pads and brake calipers.

We also take the time to help you learn more about your brake system. The brake system consists of hoses that carry fluid to the brake calipers from the main line. These hoses must be free from deterioration or cracks so that leaks do not occur, which can ultimately impact how your brakes perform. An additional component of the brake system is the brake calipers.

The brake calipers squeeze the brake pads directly to the brake rotors, which make it possible for the vehicle to stop. If these components are damaged, the safety of your vehicle is compromised.

When performing brake service, our team also inspects the caliper pistons and the brake rotors. The brake rotors supply the surface for brake pads to grip, which helps your wheels to stop spinning when you depress the brake pedal. The brake pads are ultimately the shoes of your brake system and must be inspected on a regular basis to avoid further damage to the brake system.

When Should I Schedule Brake Repairs?

The timeline for brake repairs can vary based on wear and tear, driving conditions and driving habits. Your make and model, as well as manufacturer recommendations, will also determine the best time to schedule brake service. Primarily, though, there are some signs that you need brake repairs sooner than what is recommended.

If you find yourself having to apply more pressure than usual to the brake pedal and your vehicle is slow to stop, we recommend scheduling brake service immediately at our auto repair center. Our team will inspect the brake pads for a smooth surface and the brake rotors, brake calipers and brake fluid.

Another sign that it is time for brake service or brake repairs is when you notice a grinding or squealing sound when you try to stop your vehicle. Unusual vibrations to the steering wheel or the vehicle as a whole could also indicate that it’s time to schedule brake service at Spitzer Cadillac. Any unusual activity when you try to stop should be monitored on a regular basis to ensure that you are providing a safe and reliable driving environment for yourself and your passengers.

What is the Timeline for Brake Service?

Brake service timelines may vary based on which components of your brake system need brake repairs. On average, your vehicle will need a brake job every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. However, sometimes the front brakes wear out at a faster rate than the rear brakes. Our team will fully inspect your brake system, brake rotors, brake pads and brake calipers to determine the best auto repair service.

It may also be necessary to schedule a brake fluid flush. Brake fluid provides the lubrication your brake system needs. If dirt and debris or organic pads have begun to wear, our team will flush the brake fluid to remove brake dust and clear the disc brake system.

We also inspect all brake parts and suggest replacement brake pads if it appears that your existing brake pads have worn down over time. On average, brake pads should be replaced every 70,000 miles, but you may notice that brake rotors should be replaced prior to this brake service.

When performing a brake inspection, our team thoroughly evaluates how your brakes work, the working components of the master cylinder and the friction material that may be impacting performance. We want to ensure that you have maximum stopping power and we go above and beyond to provide premium car repair services.

Schedule Brake Service

See what premium customer service looks like when scheduling brake service at our auto repair center. The team at Spitzer Cadillac is committed to your safety, which is why we make it our goal to maximize how your vehicle performs. Find comprehensive auto repair services and conveniences at our Cadillac dealership that offers you convenient online service scheduling for brake repairs and brake service.

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