Brake Replacement & Safety
Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Reliable stopping power is crucial for safe driving, so it’s never worth taking chances on how they are cared for. From brake pads to calipers, rotors, drums, and shoes, Jack Giambalvo Buick-GMC service technicians will ensure every part of your braking system is working properly and will repair any issues they detect during an inspection the right way so the quality of your brakes lasts. Knowing a little bit about brakes is key to making sure you have the knowledge to remain safe in your vehicle.
Types of Breaks
Brakes come in four main types. Knowing the different types will help you understand what you are looking at. There are two types of service brakes (the ones that stop your car) and then almost all vehicles also have an emergency brake and anti-lock brakes.
In order to keep your Buick or GMC in tip top shape, some general brake maintenance should be part of your normal car upkeep.
How do you know when it is time to replace your brakes or some of the parts in your brake system? Well, here are some common warning signs to be on the lookout for. If you experience any of these, take your Buick or GMC to your local trusted dealer, like Jack Giambalvo Buick-GMC, to handle the problem before it is too late.
- Squeaking or squealing coming from the brakes
- Grinding sound when braking
- Vibration when braking
- Brake Pad Indicator Light comes on*
- Your brake pads appear to be thin
*On most modern vehicles
If something looks suspicious but you aren’t sure if it’s affecting your drive, get a service professional to take a look. Better safe than sorry!
Our service team at Jack Giambalvo Buick-GMC provides thorough brake inspections and top-notch service on your vehicle so you’ll have stable brakes and peace of mind whenever you drive.
Schedule a Brake Inspection, Service or Repair at Jack Giambalvo Buick-GMC so you can have total confidence on the roads of York or wherever your life takes you.