The brakes in your vehicle are the key to keeping your, your passengers, and other drivers on the road safe. Whether you need a regular preventative maintenance check or you think you may have brake trouble, take your Corvette or Cadillac to the experts at RB Auto Service so we can perform a thorough assessment. You should never wait to have your brakes checked if you suspect there may be a problem.
Brake Wear and When to Have Them Tested
It’s extremely difficult to assess brake problems on your own since you’d need to put the car on a lift, remove the wheel, and maybe even have to take apart the brake components. And while your manufacturer has set recommendations for a brake inspection or service, they can sometimes wear down sooner than the suggested timeframe. If you haul a heavy load or drive in mountainous terrain, it can cause wear and tear on your brakes much sooner than you think.
For people who drive in heavy traffic on a daily basis, it can also wreak havoc on your brakes. Exposure to dirt and grime over time can also create a brake issue. It could also depend on the quality of parts that have been installed such as your rotors and pads. That’s why it is so important to bring your vehicle to RB Auto Service, where we only install authentic, high-quality parts for all models of Corvette and Cadillac.
About Brake Services
When you bring your vehicle in for brake service, it should include flushing of the old brake fluid and adding new fluid as well as resurfacing the rotors. The mechanic should be able to determine if new pads are needed, and those will be replaced as well. In most cases, a thorough brake service should not take longer than one day. Make sure that your mechanic is using quality parts that are brand new. A qualified mechanic will do more than just a simple inspection. They willfully disassemble the braking system and look closer at components like the boots, seals, and bushings. Even though this process can be time-consuming, it’s the best way to ensure that your brakes are working in optimum condition.
The brakes in your vehicle are not something you should leave to chance. If you’re noticing “spongy” brakes, strange noises, or you’re having to push harder on the brake to come to a complete stop, it’s time to bring your car in for brake service.
Come visit the pros at RB Auto Service located in Pinellas Park, FL or give us a call at 727-430-8750 to schedule an appointment today!