How To Know If You Need To Service Your Brakes

When you press on your brake pedal, a highly complex system goes into motion to bring your car to a stop. That's why it is so important to have trained technicians, with the right tools and parts, to take car of your vehicle.

How do you know if you need your brakes serviced?

  • You hear an abnormal sound when brakes are applied
  • Your car "pulls' to one side when braking
  • Your brake pedal feels softer or firmer than usual
  • Your brake pedal travels farther down than usual
  • Your brake pedal "sinks" or goes all the way to the floor
  • Your brake fluid in the reservoir looks dark brown instead of amber-colored
  • Your steer wheel or brake pedal shakes or vibrates when applying the brake
  • Your Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) warning light comes on

Servicing your brakes is a necessary part of a vehicle maintenance. Bur for many owners, maintaining a vehicle's brakes is often overlooked. Keeping your brakes in good working order can also help prevent costly repairs down the road. Book a brake inspection today at your local Hyundai dealer.

It's easy to take your brakes for granted, but your car's braking system is one of the most crucial elements for your safety when you're driving. That's why it's essential to have your brakes regularly inspected and serviced. This is what you need to know about getting brake service at Huffines Hyundai Plano.

Ensuring Your Safety and Reducing Repair Costs

The efficiency of your braking system is dependent on all the separate components working properly, but wear and tear will reduce the system's effectiveness over time. The brake rotors and pads generate enormous friction, which causes the brakes to wear out while air, moisture, and contaminants can get into the brake lines. These factors increase your stopping distance, putting you at risk.

With a regular brake inspection and service at Huffines Hyundai Plano, we can replace worn parts and flush the brake fluid as necessary so that you can stop quickly when you need to. Also, during a brake inspection at Huffines, our technicians check the whole braking system. They can detect issues such as leaks or corrosion that could become more serious problems.

Routine brake service and maintenance are relatively inexpensive, but when you forego regular brake inspections, that can lead to more expensive repairs. For example, if you fail to have worn brake pads replaced in time, your brake rotors will suffer damage, resulting in a larger repair bill.

How Often You Need Brake Service

The life span of your braking system's components will vary according to your car's mileage, your driving style, and even your climate. Brake fluid generally lasts two to five years, and brake pads could go for 20,000 to 80,000 miles. Because of the unpredictable nature of the system's wear and tear, you should schedule regular brake inspections. You can check your car's manual, but getting brake service once each year or every 10,000 to 12,000 miles is commonly recommended.

The Signs of a Braking System Fault

If you hear a squealing or grinding noise when you brake, the brake pads are probably worn out. When your car pulls to one side when braking, it could be due to unevenly worn pads or rotors. If the steering wheel or brake pedal vibrates when you apply the brakes, the brake rotors may be warped.

If you notice that your brake pedal feels softer or it travels farther down than usual, you may have air in the brake line or a fluid leak. You have a critical fault if the pedal goes all the way to the floor, so you need to pull over immediately and have your car towed to a service center. Your brake warning light should come on at this point, but don't wait for that to happen. Schedule regular brake inspections at Huffines Hyundai Plano to stay ahead of any potential problems.

Brake Service in Plano

Bring your car to our Service Center at Huffines Hyundai in Plano<, Texas, for a brake inspection and service. Our certified technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to perform brake repairs and maintenance to the highest standards for drivers from Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Garland, and beyond.

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed



 

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed