Brake Service in Oklahoma City
Brake Service at Bob Moore Subaru
Your brakes are a crucial part of your safety when you drive. They help you to stop quickly in emergencies or come to a gradual stop at a light or stop sign. It only makes sense to keep them in tip-top shape as you drive around Edmond, Moore, and Oklahoma City. You have a lot riding on brakes that will do their jobs every time you need them. Bob Moore Subaru wants to help you keep them at their best and advise you if they need to be replaced.
Your brakes are one of the hardest working components on your car, truck, or SUV every time you drive somewhere. Take a moment and just think of how often you depress that brake pedal to stop or slow down. Solid brakes keep you safe every time you use them but it is only a matter of time before you will need your vehicle’s brakes replaced.
When it comes to your brakes, it is usually your brake pads that wear down first. They take the brunt of the damage from normal use. They apply pressure to the rotors that slow your speed and allow you to stop. If the pads get worn down too much, the damaged brake pads can actually damage the rotors to the point of needing to replace them, which is an additional expense. Another problem that can happen is air can get in the brake lines and since they operate by hydraulics, that can affect your ability to brake properly. Your brake lines can also develop a leak if not maintained properly, which again affects your ability to brake.
Our service technicians at Bob Moore Subaru will inspect your brakes and will repair or replace them if needed. They will check fluid levels, bleed the lines, or flush and replace the fluids as necessary.
How do I know if My Brakes Need Work?
Your brakes provide indications when they start to wear out. Signs that you need brake service include the following:
- The Brake Light or ABS warning light comes on and stays on.
- There is evidence of a brake fluid leak on the ground beneath your vehicle.
- The brakes don’t have any give when you press down on the pedal, or they feel stiff.
- The vehicle shakes when you apply the brakes.
- There is a grinding noise or squealing whenever you depress the brake pedal.
- You must apply brakes farther back from a needed stop or it takes longer to stop.
If you have noticed any of these signs, you will need to schedule a brake service to prevent additional damage to the brake system.
How Often Should You Have Brake Service?
Brakes need to be inspected and serviced regularly. Our service technicians at Bob Moore Subaru will gladly inspect your brakes when you come in for an oil change. They will flush the brake lines and replace the fluid as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Normally this happens every two to five years. The frequency of the pad replacement is dictated by the type of brake pad, but usually your pads need replacement every 30,000 to 80,000 miles.
If you need brake service, go online or give us a call and set up your appointment. Count on Bob Moore Subaru to ensure that you and your family are safe on the road.