Brakes

Come in to Subaru Clinic to get your Brakes checked today.

Getting your brakes checked is, of course, an all important service. As much as you want to be sure your car runs well in terms of going places—you also always want to make sure you can stop!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Whatever the issue may be for your car brakes, we at Subaru Clinic will start by performing a complete inspection of your braking system. This is necessary to determine what your car really needs as well as how much it may cost. Our technicians can repair all braking systems, including newer anti-lock brake systems. Each vehicle will require different components to repair the braking system, so please be sure to schedule an appointment when your brakes are in need of inspection.

SIGNS THAT IT’S TIME TO HAVE YOUR BRAKES CHECKED:

– The brake light on your dashboard is on continuously.

– Your car takes longer to stop than feels normal to you.

– You hear a high pitched squeal and/or grinding sound when you brake. This sound may or may not be audible over the sound of your car stereo, so, if you are not sure, turn the stereo off while listening for these sounds. (If there is grinding, not only will the repair job likely be more pricy, but you may be in danger while driving, so please do not delay in getting your brakes checked if this is the case).

– Your vehicle pulls to one side while driving or braking, or your brake pedal vibrates when braking.

– You have to push your brake pedal to the floor to make your car stop. Additionally, if your brakes engage with the slightest touch of the pedal, this is something to be looked into as well.

SIGNS THAT IT’S TIME TO HAVE YOUR BRAKES REPAIRED:

-If your brake pads are at less than 20 percent of their original thickness, it’s time to get them replaced, though you can ask us to determine how much more time there is to wait until replacing/repairing.

– However, if your brakes are at 10 percent or less, they need to be changed immediately. (Maintaining your brake pads at the appropriate thickness is one of the best ways to avoid costly repairs in the future).

– Your rotor should be smooth. If there are any deep grooves, then it will need to be reconditioned or replaced. Any findings that relate to the calipers, hydraulic system and brake fluid may also indicate a need for brake repairs.