BRAKE SERVICE & REPAIR

Watch a video and find out when it is appropriate to get your vehicle's brakes serviced.

How will I know when to get my brakes serviced?

When you need brake service, visit your local Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac dealer. Your Certified Service experts can provide you with advice on a variety of quality brake parts and help you get safely—and confidently—back on the road.

 

 


Overview

Your brakes are one of the hardest working parts of your vehicle. It takes the team of service experts at your dealership, backed by the very best certified brake parts, to get the job done right.

Visit the Certified Service experts within 30 days for a price match on select tires.

30-DAY PRICE MATCH ON BRAKES

If you purchase an aftermarket brake from your Certified Service dealer and later find a better price on a similar brand within 30 days of the purchase, we’ll refund the difference.1


SIGNS OF REGULAR WEAR ON BRAKE PADS, SHOES, HOSES, CALIPERS, & ROTORS

The major components of a braking system, listed below, will need to be repaired or replaced as part of regular brake service and maintenance.

Learn about brake caliper maintenance on the Certified Service website.

Brake Caliper

The brake caliper is a hydraulic clamp that pinches the brake pad onto the brake rotor.

Signs of wear:

  • Brake lockup
  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied
  • Reduced braking force

  • Spongy brake pedal feel

  • Brake pedal pulsation

  • Longer stopping distances

  • Fluid leakage near caliper
Learn about brake hose maintenance on the Certified Service website.

Brake Pads

These flat pads comprised of frictional material make contact with the rotor, bringing your vehicle to a stop.

Signs of wear:

  • Chirping, grinding, or squealing noise

  • Difficulty stopping
  • 
Low brake-pedal height
Learn about brake pad maintenance on the Certified Service website.

Brake Rotors

Your brake rotors are rotating discs that help slow or stop the vehicle when brake pads make contact.

Signs of wear:

  • Brake-pedal pulsation

  • Squealing or grinding noise

  • Low brake-pedal height
  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied

Learn about brake rotor maintenance on the Certified Service website.

Brake Shoes

Used in rear drum braking systems, brake shoes press against the inside of brake drum, slowing and stopping your vehicle.

Signs of wear:

  • Low brake-pedal height

  • Longer stopping distances

  • Squealing or unusual noises
  • 
Brake-pedal pulsation
Learn about brake shoe maintenance on the Certified Service website.

Brake Hose

The brake hose carries brake fluid from the solid-steel brake lines on your vehicle’s frame to the caliper (disc brakes) or wheel cylinder (drum brakes). Flexible brake hoses are necessary to allow the caliper or wheel cylinder to move freely with your vehicle’s suspension.

Signs of wear:

  • Spongy brake-pedal feel

  • Visible hose cracks

  • Fluid leaks

  • Damp appearance on hose

  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied


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