Come to Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC in Gainesville, TX for Brake System Service
When it comes to keeping yourself and your family safe on the road, there are no systems more important than the brakes. Since they are so important, you must keep your vehicle's brakes in good condition, and we can help with this at Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC, serving Lake Kiowa and Whitesboro, Texas. Find out more about brake services, and then come to Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC to keep your GM model's brakes in top condition.
Common Brake Services at Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC
Brake Inspection Service
When you come to Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC for regular brake inspection service, our technicians will check the thickness of the brake pads and the thickness and condition of the brake rotors. They will let you know if either component needs attention. What's more, they will also check the master cylinder, the calipers, and the brake lines, making sure that everything is operational and there are no brake fluid leaks.
The brake pads play a vital role in the disc braking system. They are made of two main parts: a metal backing and a lining made of a softer material. This backing connects to the brake calipers, when they squeeze together, the lining presses against the brake rotors to slow your vehicle down or bring it to a stop. Over time, the lining will wear down. If you fail to replace the brake pads when the lining is too thin, the metal backing may rub against the rotors, causing significant damage.
Even though brake rotors will last much longer than brake pads, they will still eventually get thin and need to be replaced. They may also become glazed or warped. If they are thick enough, we can often resurface glazed or warped brake rotors rather than replacing them.
Brake fluid transfers the force of your foot on the brake pedal to the calipers, amplifying it as it goes. This fluid absorbs moisture, which makes it less effective. Before bad brake fluid can ruin your drive, come to Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC for a brake fluid exchange service.
Schedule Brake Service at Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC, Serving Lindsay, TX and Thackerville, OK
When you're ready to bring your GM vehicle in for brake service, schedule your appointment with us online, or give us a call. We look forward to helping you keep your brakes in good condition at Glenn Polk Chevrolet Buick GMC!