Chevrolet Brake Service
Chevrolet Brake Service & Repair Available In Columbia, TN
When it comes to safety on the road, there’s almost nothing more important than having good brakes. Regular brake maintenance is the key to ensuring that your Chevrolet’s braking system is functioning properly. Use the brake service page to learn more about brake maintenance or to schedule your next brake service here in Columbia.
Importance of Brake Maintenance
The braking system is made up of several different components, and each part needs to be in good condition to bring your vehicle to a stop. Since you use the brakes every time you drive your car, items such as brake pads and rotors can deteriorate over time. Regular brake maintenance is important for many reasons:
- Improves safety: Regular maintenance ensures that each part of the brake mechanism is working correctly. If any part of the system wears down or breaks, it can increase your stopping time, which could lead to an accident.
- Increases performance: Well-maintained brakes will slow and stop the vehicle as expected, giving the driver more control. Your car will handle better when taking tight corners when the brakes are strong.
- Prolongs brake life: If you maintain your braking system, it will last longer. If you have a professional check your brakes regularly, they can find and address any small issues before they become larger and require costly repairs.
Signs of Brake Wear
The best way to prevent an issue with your brakes is to have them maintained, but if your brakes start to wear down between checks, there are some signs you can look and listen for that will let you know you should have a brake specialist look at them.
Glowing Brake Light
When the brake indicator goes on, it’s either because it’s time for regular maintenance or to alert you that there’s a potential problem. If you’re not sure why the light went on, take your vehicle to your dealership service center to have it checked.
If you hear a high-pitched screeching noise when you press down on the brake pedal, the brake pads have worn down to the piece of metal built into the brake pad. This metal is there to let you know that the pads are getting thin and that you should have them replaced soon.
Slow Stopping Speed
If you notice that your vehicle isn’t stopping as quickly as it normally does or the brakes aren’t as responsive as they should be, it could be a sign of a leak in the braking system.
Vibrating Brake Pedal
If the entire braking system is in good condition, the car will smoothly roll to a stop when you press the brake pedal. Worn brake pads or warped rotors can send a vibration through the car. If you feel the car shaking or the steering wheel vibrating as you come to a stop, there’s a problem with your brakes.
Professional Brake Inspection
The best way to keep your braking system performing as it should is to bring it to Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia. Our certified technicians have the training and experience needed to inspect your brakes thoroughly to make sure you stay safe. The service center at our dealership has the advanced diagnostic tools and the correct parts to do the job correctly.
Brake Service and Repairs
When you bring your Chevrolet into the service center for service and repairs, you can count on getting everything you need. A complete brake service includes:
- ABS sensor check.
- Brake fluid flushes.
- Brake pad replacement.
- Brake rotor resurfacing and replacement.
- Brake sensor check.
- Brake caliper maintenance
Our service team uses genuine original equipment manufacturer parts that are made to perfectly fit your Chevy and provide high-quality performance.
Brake Upgrades and Performance Enhancements
Are you looking for better-performing brakes? We can install premium-grade pads that will withstand high brake temperatures without breaking down, and we can replace the stock rotors with performance rotors that will improve grip and cooling.
If you do a lot of towing and hauling with your Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, you might want to upgrade to carbon fiber ceramic brake pads and drilled and slotted rotors.
Brakes and Seasonal Maintenance
In most cases, it’s recommended that you have your brakes checked every six months. You could also have the brakes checked when you get the tires rotated — with the tires off the vehicle, it’s easy to inspect the brake system. If you live in an area where it snows during the winter, a brake check is a good idea before the temperatures drop, and then another midway through the season to make sure they are still in good condition. The sand and salt that keeps the road from getting slippery during a winter storm can affect brake performance.
Brake Safety Tips
Braking safely when you’re driving will not only keep you safer on the road but can also help extend your brakes’ life span. Some tips for braking safely include:
- Plan to brake: Avoid slamming on the brakes. Plan for when you need to brake and apply slow, even pressure.
- Avoid stepping on the brake: If you can slow the vehicle just by letting off the gas, avoid using the brake unless you must. This will help if your car begins to hydroplane.
- Keep your distance: Stay a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you so you don’t need to press hard on the brakes.
Schedule a Brake Service Appointment
Is it time to have your brakes checked? Schedule your service at Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia today. Our flexible scheduling options make it easy to set up an appointment when it’s convenient for you. You can use our online scheduling tool to find a time or call us at 931-548-1370. If you’ll need a loaner while your vehicle is in our shop, we can set that up for you, too. Give us a call today.
Ready for Your Next Brake Check?
When you bring your car to Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia for brake service, you can rest assured that our team of skilled technicians has the training and expertise to make sure you stay safe on the road. We’re committed to ensuring that you receive top-notch service, and we strive to make it as easy as possible for you to maintain your vehicle. Come see us for all your brake maintenance needs.