The brakes on your Chevy vehicle allow you stop when you need to the most -- in a traffic jam, stop light or sign or when pulling into a parking space. The more you drive your vehicle, the more your brakes wear down, causing them to not function as efficiently as they could. Continual brake maintenance and service will help keep your vehicle from obtaining issues within your braking system. Our Chevy service center in Cincinnati is highly experienced in braking systems and can help your vehicle have brakes that function and work to their fullest potential.
Why are Brakes Important?
Over time, your brakes and brake pads deteriorate, especially if you spend most of your travel time in stop-and-go traffic. Regular brake service is important for your own protection, and that of other motorists around you! It is important to take extra care of your brakes so that you have the ability to stop when you need to and stay safe.
What do Brakes do Inside A Vehicle? Brakes are one of the essential components of your vehicle. Your brakes keep your vehicle from hitting objects and rolling out into the road. How they work is simple. When you step on the brake pedal, a pad of durable material clamps onto the brake disc and rubs it to make it slow down and stop.
When is it Time for New Brakes? There are a number of ways you can tell when your vehicle is in need of new brakes. A grinding sound that occurs while pressing down on your brake pedal could indicate that your brake pads have worn down, making it difficult for your vehicle to stop effectively. If your brake pedal is responding in an unusual manner or it is really hard to push down on the pedal, that could mean your calipers have worn down unevenly, causing your brakes to not function "evenly." Finally, if you feel a tremor in the steering wheel or on the pedal as you push down, that is a warning sign that you should take your vehicle in to be looked at by a certified mechanic right away!
Our service center recommends that you get your vehicle's brake system checked every 60,000 miles, however, check your owner's manual for more specific information regarding your specific Chevy model.