Chevrolet service is the key ingredient when it comes to safe, reliable, and comfortable driving in your Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV. That’s why you’ll find a comprehensive service and care center here at Patriot Auto Group. It’s also why we’re sharing details and resources for driver car care, like when to service your brakes.

Signs You Need Brake Service

Routine service and care can help to keep your Chevrolet brakes in great shape, but it’s also helpful to be able to recognize signs of brake wear or damage, so you can get the service you need. Here are a few things to look out for while on and off the road.

  • The Brake Light Comes On: The warning lights on the dashboard are designed to make service easy. If you see the brake light come on, schedule a brake inspection right away.
  • You Hear Squealing or Grinding: If you hear unusual sounds, like squealing or grinding, when you brake, that means your brake pads need to be replaced. When brake pads wear down, the parts are no longer protected and can grind against each other. This can cause long-term damage and require expensive repairs, so it’s a good idea to get service as soon as possible.
  • Your Stopping Distance is Longer: One common indication that your brakes need is service is that they’re no longer working effectively. If you notice a significantly longer stopping distance when driving, the braking system needs repairs or replacements.
  • You Notice Leaking: If the brake fluid is leaking, the parts won’t be properly lubricated, which can cause grinding, damage, and wear. Any time you notice a vehicle leak, schedule an inspection to determine the root cause right away.

When it comes to Chevrolet brake service you can rely on, turn to the team here at Patriot Auto Group. We’ll get your Chevrolet vehicle back on the road and driving safely with brake inspections and maintenance today.