Even though the brakes on your Buick or GMC vehicle aren’t the most glamorous, they’re without a doubt one of the most important aspects of your drive. Unlike with some other car services—like tire rotations, battery replacement, or oil changes—there’s really no set recommendation for when to service or change your brakes. Replacing your brake pads is heavily dependent on how and where you drive and your specific vehicle, so the exact distance interval for when you should service your brakes or change your brake pads can change.
Generally speaking, the average lifespan of brake pads is around 50,000 miles. If you have a more demanding commute or you’re a more adventurous driver, you can probably expect your brake pads to wear out a bit quicker, somewhere around the 20,000 mile-marker. If you have an easier commute and you’re gentle on your brakes, your brake pads may even last well beyond 50,000 miles! The wear and tear on your brakes is honestly situational, but our trusted Buick GMC Service Department technicians can identify any issues and, if needed, can find the genuine Mopar brakes and brake accessories needed for your vehicle.
Service Your Brakes at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach
If you hear a squealing noise coming from your wheels when you apply brake pressure, you should give the service specialists at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach a call right away because you’re probably past due for a brake replacement. If you want to catch your brakes before they fail, schedule an appointment online with us today for routine maintenance and a brake check. This way we’ll be able to catch and repair any issues before they become a problem for your vehicle.
Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach’s service department is staffed with factory-trained technicians, and we only use Mopar-certified parts to ensure the longevity of any repairs or replacements that we perform. You can also browse our selection of service coupons to take advantage of additional savings. Stop by, give us a call, or schedule an appointment online for our experienced technicians to take care of all of your brake servicing needs today!
Brake Service FAQs
How to Replace Brake Pads?
Replacing your brake pads is a straightforward process that can be performed at home if you have the right tools. However, if you don’t want to take on that project yourself, you can always schedule service at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach.
How Put Brake Fluid in Car?
You can easily top off your car brake fluid by taking a quick peek under the hood. But first, you should check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to ensure you buy the appropriate brake fluid for your car’s brakes. After that, you can check the brake fluid level on the reservoir under the hood of your car and add more brake fluid if necessary.
Why Can’t I Press Brake to Start Car?
Most newer cars have brake assist, which uses a brake vacuum. Because of this, if you push the brake when the engine is off, it pressurizes your brake lines, making it very hard to press your brake pedal. You can fix this by leaving your brakes alone for several minutes and then trying to start your car again. Contact our service team today if you have any questions.
Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Squishy?
How hard you have to press your brake pedal is directly linked to your vehicle’s brake lines and the amount of fluid in them. If your brake fluid is low or there is air in your brake lines, your brakes may have trouble engaging. This problem is serious and should be serviced immediately. Contact our team at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach for assistance.