What is Brake Service? Do I Need A Brake Inspection?

February 15th, 2019 by

Spending time at your local car dealership while your car is in for service isn’t what most people would consider an ideal day. However, regularly scheduled maintenance is absolutely essential for your vehicle. Keeping up on your regularly scheduled maintenance may seem inconvenient and frustrating, but it could save you thousands in the long run.

Your brakes are arguably the most important component on your vehicle. Making sure they’re in working condition can cause a world of difference if an emergency arises.

What is brake service?

Brake service is somewhat of an umbrella term for all things dealing with your brakes. A technician will first perform a brake inspection to make sure all components are working properly. Your service tech will check your brake pads, rotors, clips and calipers to make sure that every component is working as it should. If any repairs or replacements are necessary, your technician will consult you and see if you’d like the repairs done that day.

Why are regularly scheduled brake inspections important?

The condition of your brakes is essential for your safety. Having them inspected by a professional can help to ensure all parts are working as they should. Once brakes begin to ware down, they quickly become much less effective. Taking your technician’s advice on necessary repairs is critical to your safety and the safety of others on the road.

How do I know when I need my brakes serviced?

Check your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule to see when your next brake inspection should be scheduled.

Additionally, you may need your brakes serviced if:

  • You hear grinding or squealing when driving/braking
  • Your brake pedal feels spongy
  • Your car is pulling to one side
  • Your brake warning light is illuminated

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