Knowing When You Should Service Your Brakes

While driving through Fillmore, you rely heavily on your brake system to ensure that you safely get stopped when needed. This is why it's important to know a few warning signs that could indicate that you need to have brake service performed by Bunnin Chevrolet of Fillmore. You can maintain a schedule for this system by getting the rotors, pads, and fluids checked when you have your oil changed or tires rotated.

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Determining the Time for Brake Repair or Replacement

Sometimes, your vehicle's brakes will alert you when there is trouble. Squealing noises, chirping sounds, and grinding are indications that brake repair is required.

Odd Feeling from the Pedal

As you press on the brake pedal while driving in Fillmore, it should feel firm. If there's air in the lines of the system, then this could result in a spongy or soft feeling. Sometimes, the pedal might go to the floor when it's pressed if there's an issue with the master cylinder or if there's no fluid. You want to try to have your brakes serviced as soon as you notice any odd feelings.

Noises

A common sign that your brakes need to be serviced is squealing or grinding while driving in Simi Valley. This can indicate that the brake pad is low and beginning to rub on the rotors. It could also indicate that there's an issue with the calipers sticking. Grinding noises can mean that the pads have started eating away at the rotors, which could mean that they would need to be replaced instead of turned.

Vibrations

While you're driving from Valencia to Thousand Oaks, you shouldn't experience any abnormal movement in the steering wheel. If you notice any vibration or shaking, especially when braking, then this could indicate that the rotors are worn or uneven. As the rotors begin to wear unevenly, the pads won't have a smooth surface underneath, which causes the vibration. This is a dangerous issue that should be remedied as soon as possible as the brake pads usually can't perform to their full potential.

Bunnin Chevrolet of Fillmore is Here for You!

Be sure to schedule your next service appointment online here at Bunnin Chevrolet of Fillmore.


1 Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles Of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. All 2018 Corvette models are eligible for three service visits under the Chevrolet Complete Care program. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

2 Maintenance visit must occur Within first year Of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists Of ACDeIco Oil and Filter Change/ Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

3 Maintenance visits must occur within first year of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists of MobillĀ® Oil and Filter Change/ MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

4 Maintenance visit must occur within first year Of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists Of Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

5 Maintenance visit must occur Within 24 months Of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists Of ACDeIco Oil and Filter Change/Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.