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Make sure to have your brakes serviced regularly to help prevent unnecessary damage to the rotors, calipers, and other related systems. It is recommended that a trained professional inspect, and if necessary, service your braking system to help ensure all components are working properly.
Whether you need brake service or replacement, your Certified Service technicians can help you get safely—and confidently—back on the road. They will recommend quality brake components, such as ACDelco parts that are designed, tested, and backed by the same people who built your vehicle. After all, no one knows your vehicle and its components better than your Certified Service experts.
DETERMINING THE TIME FOR BRAKE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
Sometimes, your vehicle’s brakes will alert you when there is trouble. Squealing noises, chirping sounds, and grinding are indications that brake repair is required. Also, because brake components wear out at different intervals under different driving conditions, have your brakes serviced or inspected at least every 7,500 miles.
BRAKE TROUBLE SIGNS QUIZ:
- Are your brakes making squealing, chirping, or grinding noises?
- Does your brake pedal pulsate or feel soft?
- Does it take longer distances to come to a complete stop?
- Does your vehicle pull to one side when stopping?
- Does your steering wheel shake when applying the brakes?
- Do you see excessive brake dust on the wheels?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, have your Certified Service technician inspect your brakes right away.
BRAKE PAD WARNING INDICATOR
Your vehicle’s brake pads may be equipped with a small, thin piece of metal to act as a warning indicator when the pad material is getting low and the brake pads should be replaced. This device makes a high-pitched sound on brake application, letting you know it’s time for brake service.
Learn more about when to replace your vehicle’s brake pads: Vehicle Brake Safety | Buick Certified Service
SIGNS OF BRAKE ROTOR WEAR
Rotors – rotating discs that help slow or stop the vehicle when brake pads make contact – should also be regularly inspected. Some signs of wear may include:
- Brake-pedal pulsation
- Squealing or grinding noise
- Low brake-pedal height
- Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied
Stopping power is crucial to driving safely. When you think it may be time for brake service, ask your Certified Service experts at Fahrney Buick GMC to recommend quality ACDelco Advantage, Professional, or GM Original Equipment replacement brakes pads, disc brake rotors, and other equipment.