Brakes & Brake Pads

You need to stop on time, every time; a brake inspection could help you spot the signs of trouble before your family is endangered.

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Don’t Wait Until Your Brakes Stop Working

What Signs Indicate that I Need to Get My Brakes Checked?

  • A red light on the brake dashboard may be warning you about a system imbalance.
  • A yellow light on the brake dashboard could be signaling that there are issues with your anti-lock brake system (ABS).
  • When you hear squealing, or grinding as you brake, your pads could be worn or your rotors may be damaged.
  • If you press on the brake and your car vibrates, you may have rotor damage.
  • When you brake, if slowing your car requires that you press hard on the brake pedal, there may be a problem with your brake pads and/or your brake fluid.
  • While you brake, if you notice that your car pulls to one side, the brakes may need adjusting, your pads could need replacing or the brake fluid might need to be checked.
  • When you press on the brake, if the pedal feels airy or spongy, the rotors may be damaged or there could be air bubbles in the brake fluid.

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If you already have some signs of trouble (noisy brakes or difficulty stopping) then our brake repair service can restore your brakes and ensure that they are fully operational when you need them most.

These changes may include grinding or loud squealing sounds, a spongy or soft underfoot as you press on the brake, vibrations when the brakes are applied or the car pulling to one side: All of these indicate a problem that needs to be investigated right away. Naples Nissan recommends routine brake inspections with an experienced technician. During a brake inspection, technicians can find and address worn discs and pads as well as old or leaking fluid, essentially correcting these issues before a problem arises.

If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, bring your car to Naples Nissan promptly so that one of our technicians can determine which part of your brake system needs attention. Better yet, schedule a routine brake inspection. By maintaining your braking system, issues that could have put lives at risk are found and addressed before any complications arise. Even though you are a cautious driver, you cannot predict what other drivers will do.

The Three Components of Car Brakes & Common Issues

Understanding the Components of Your Car’s Braking System

The Brake Fluid
Your car’s brake fluid should be changed according to the recommendations of its manufacturer. Changing the brake fluid is necessary because as time passes microscopic particles contaminate the fluid and water may be absorbed. This can lead to the pistons and seals not working properly, possibly resulting in longer stopping distances.
Brake Pads
The brake pads are composed of a friction material with a steel backing. As you press on the brake, the friction material is pushed against the brake disc, which is what causes the car to stop. However, over time, this material wears away. When the brake pads are not replaced before the material wears away, the steel backing grinds against the brake disc, which leads to costly repairs. This is one of the reasons routine inspections for wear and brake pad replacement are so important.
Brake Discs (Rotors)
Brake discs can also become worn; however, they wear much slower than the brake pads themselves do. Some of the symptoms related to a worn disc include having to press harder on the brake pedal than you expected (to slow down or to stop) and feeling a vibration as you brake. During a brake system inspection, technicians measure the thickness of the discs and, when necessary, recommend replacement.

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  • Saturday: 7:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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  • Saturday: 7:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed