Need Brake Service or Brake Repairs?
Need Brake Service or Brake Repairs?
Visit Spitzer Chevrolet Northfield’s Auto Repair Center
Exceptional Auto Repairs & Brake Service
Spitzer Chevrolet Northfield is pleased to serve the community with a bold collection of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles and a state-of-the-art service center to help you maintain your investment. Our Chevy service center is home to a full menu of auto repair services that includes brake repairs, brake service and brake replacements.
Learn more about what’s involved with brake service at our Chevy dealership and see how our team goes above and beyond to inspect all working parts of your brake system, including brake rotors, brake pads and brake calipers. Schedule brake repairs online or contact one of our certified technicians at Spitzer Chevrolet Northfield, where premium customer service is our only goal.
What is a Brake System?
Before stopping in for brake service or brake repairs, our team wants you to know more about your disc brake system. Knowing what to detect when brake repairs are needed helps you to know when it’s time to schedule brake service at our Chevy service center.
The brake system consists of hoses that help to carry fluid to the brake calipers from the main line. During brake service, our certified technicians will inspect the hoses and the brake line to ensure a leak or crack is not present and causing more issues with the working components of your system
We also inspect the brake calipers. This component of the system helps your brakes brake by squeezing the brake pads directly against the brake rotors, ultimately allowing you to stop. The brake rotors undergo a thorough inspection, too. These components are gripped by the brake pads and stop your wheels from spinning. The brake pads are often referred to as the shoes of your system and brake components. When your vehicle has worn pads, it may be even more difficult to stop when depressing the brake pedal.
Signs That You Need Brake Repairs
Although a thorough inspection during brake service can determine if brake pads, brake calipers or brake rotors need to be replaced or repaired, there are also some signs that you may notice when driving. The most common symptom is when you notice you have to press down harder on the brake pedal than usual.
If you notice a screeching or squealing sound when you depress the brake pedal, this could indicate the need for service at our Chevy dealership. Some drivers may also notice that the steering wheel shakes or vibrates at higher speeds or it takes longer for the brakes to work. If you notice any of these signs and symptoms, we recommend scheduling an appointment for brake service so our team can inspect the entire system, including hoses, the brake fluid, the master cylinder, brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
A Timeline for Brake Service
The recommended timeline for brake service may vary based on your vehicle’s make or model, the brand of brake parts and the road conditions in which you drive. We recommend scheduling a brake inspection when you notice common symptoms that you need brake repairs. There are also varying timelines for brake service for each part of the system.
A check of your brake fluid is recommended when you stop in for routine maintenance. Brake fluid helps to lubricate all working parts of the system. In some cases, it may be necessary to perform a brake flush if the fluid is not moving through the system as it should.
Wear and tear is also assessed at each routine maintenance service visit. Over time, and depending upon the roads you travel and your driving habits, you may need to replace brake pads that have worn. In most cases, your front brakes will wear out before the rear brakes. The most common timeline for brake replacements averages from 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
Brake rotors are usually replaced every 70,000 miles but if your brake rotors wear out faster, it’s important to schedule brake repairs or service at our Chevy service center.
Schedule Brake Service Online
We are here to care for all of your auto repair needs. When it’s time for brake repairs or brake service, you can count on the certified technicians at our Chevrolet dealership. We offer convenient online scheduling for auto repairs and an upgraded service center waiting room that offers amenities our customers know and love.
Contact us today to learn more about our full menu of auto repair services, as well as our monthly service specials and brake service coupons.