INFINITI Brake Services

INFINITI Brake Services

Provided by Pearson INFINITI

As the seasons change and the weather gets colder, you should take the time to service your brake. Your brakes are your most important safety feature, and they will eventually wear out. The question is, when do you know when your INFINITI needs a brake replacement? Is there an arbitrary number of miles, or does your mechanic have a magic eight ball? Well, we here at Pearson INFINITI want to help! We have compiled some tips that you can follow so that you know when it's time to head down to Pearson INFINITI to get them serviced! 

How your brakes work

First of all, it's important to note that your vehicle has two types of brakes. Ones in the front and ones in the rear. Your front brakes use rotors as a braking mechanism. Rear breaks may use rotors too, but many vehicle manufacturers install expanding drum brakes as a buffer. When you push down on your brake pedal, you engage the brake fluid while pushing pressure through a series of tubes. Once the brake fluids reach the front wheels, it activates a caliper that pushes the brake pads against both sides of the rotor, creating friction and causes your car to slow down. In the back wheels, the brake fluid will go to the wheel cylinder inside the drum and cause your brake shoes to move toward the rotating drum, which makes it slow down and stop. As you can tell, many parts are subject to wear inside the brake system, with brake pads and brake shoes being top candidates. If they are not repaired, it can lead to much larger and more expensive repairs down the road.

Whats included in brake service

Now that we have gone over how brakes work, what does brake service here at Pearson INFINITI entail? The first thing you will want to have checked is your brake pads and shoes. Normally, you should have this done every 20,000 and 60,000 miles. At the same time, your brake rotor machine may need polishing or replacing, and you should also have your brake caliper and caliper pin replaced if necessary. Finally, it's a good idea to have your brake fluid flushed every two years or 30,000 miles. Your brake service can include many different things, and your exact service can depend on a ton of different factors. It will all come down to the degree of wear your brake system experiences, which depends on your driving style and weather conditions, amongst other things. However, it's always a good idea to have your brake system regularly inspected here at Pearson INFINITI!

What causes fast brake wear

Many factors can cause your brakes to wear faster than normal. These include driving on roads with hills and sharp turns, riding your brakes, city stop and go driving, and driving in heavy traffic with frequent braking. If you have done any of these things, your brake pad and shoe replacement interval will be closer to the 20,000-mile mark. Make sure that your putting less stress on your brakes so they can go longer!

Signs you need to service your brakes

There are several signs you can look for that will let you know that you need brake service right away. Things such as squeaking, screeching, grinding, or other odd sounds that you hear when you apply your brakes, release them, or turn are huge signs you need to have your brakes looked at. You should also look out for how long it takes you to stop. If it takes longer than normal to stop, then you need to have your brakes replaced. Also, look to see if your brake light comes on or if you suspect a brake fluid leak. Do any of these things sound familiar? If they do, head down to Pearson INFINITI right away!

Get your brakes serviced at Pearson INFINITI

Do you need a brake inspection or replacement? Head down to Pearson INFINITI and have our expert technicians go over every inch of your vehicle to get it running like new again. We can replace your brake shoes and pads, change your brake fluid, or do a more extensive repair and always make sure that you are kept in the loop.. We look forward to working on your INFINITI, and you can make an appointment by heading to our dealership or filling out a form here on our website. We look forward to seeing you here at Pearson INFINITI!

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