Things To Know About Brake Service & Repair in Shingle Springs, CA

Brake repair questions and answers at Shingle Springs Subaru

The brakes are the most important safety feature in your vehicle, so it only makes sense that you should keep your brakes in great condition through regular service and maintenance. And if your brakes are experiencing any problems, immediate repair is crucial. In this article, we give you information on six things you should know regarding these important services. If you have any questions, please contact us to talk to a specialist.

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6. Get Regular Brake System Inspections

Brakes are a lot like people: they undergo a lot of pressure, and it's a good idea to check in on them and make sure they're doing OK. When you bring your vehicle to a Subaru service center for an oil change or other service, the technicians will generally inspect the brakes while they're at it. Often, a simple look at the brake pads and rotors will let the technicians know if something is wrong. Catching brake problems early during an inspection is much more affordable than having to pay for repairs later.

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5. Make Sure to Change Brake Pads Regularly

This is the most common brake service that your Subaru will undergo, and it's an important one. The brake pads absorb the heat and friction from braking, protecting other parts of the braking system. This means that they'll wear down. If you leave them in for too long, they can damage more expensive components of the braking system like the rotors and even the calipers.

4. Keep Up With Other Brake Component Changes

There are a few other parts that will need to be replaced, as well--though the interval is much longer for these. Brake fluid is one such item. It's a hygroscopic fluid, which means that it pulls moisture from the air and will eventually make the brakes less effective unless it's drained and replaced with new fluid. Often, the rotors will eventually need to be replaced, as well. The good news is that both of these last for a much longer time than brake pads. The best way to avoid replacing the rotors is to keep up with regular brake pad replacement and try to avoid hard braking unless absolutely necessary.

3. Be Aware of Warning Signs

There are several warning signs that your brakes might have a problem. From the ABS dash light to a soft and spongy brake pedal to a squealing sound when you step on the brakes, there are a number of things to watch out for. Don't ignore them: bring your Subaru in right away.

2. Choose OEM & Factory-Approved Parts

Though we recommend using OEM and factory-approved parts for all your service needs, it's especially important when it comes to brakes. Not all brake pads are made the same, and many aftermarket brake pads aren't as reliable as genuine Subaru brake pads. Price is a common reason that people choose aftermarket parts. However, these parts may end up costing you more. Some aftermarket brake pads won't last as long as genuine Subaru brake pads. This means you'll have to replace them more often, spending more in the long run.

1. Trust Factory Certified Technicians

When your safety is on the line, it makes sense to trust the people who have been trained to work with your Subaru. There's a lot that sets Subaru models apart from other vehicles, and the technicians at authorized Subaru service centers like ours have been through extensive ongoing training to make sure that they're up to speed on Subaru engineering. We don't recommend trusting your brake service, repair, or maintenance to anyone else.

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Shingle Springs Subaru

4045 Wild Chaparral Dr
Directions Shingle Springs, CA 95682

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