Hyundai Maintenance for Your Brakes
You’re always on the go, but sometimes you need to stop—and for that, you want a set of good brakes. With regular Hyundai maintenance, you can be secure in knowing that when you hit the fat pedal on the left, you’ll come to a complete stop. At LaFontaine Hyundai Livonia we make brake maintenance and repair easy.
The Basics of How Brakes Work
When you press down on the brake pedal, a lever causes a master cylinder to release hydraulic fuel. The fuel moves through the hydraulic system to multiply the force of your foot on the pedal.
The brake caliper squeezes the brake pads, which causes friction with the brake rotors, and they work in conjunction to stop your wheels.
As you can probably tell, there are a lot of parts involved in the braking system. When you’re looking at that new Hyundai for sale, remember how those new brakes feel, so you can compare them down the road, and determine when you might need brake service.
Signs You May Need Brake Repair
Regular Hyundai maintenance should help with keeping your brakes in good working order, but there are a few signs you can watch for…
- Response: A change in how your brakes respond may indicate something is amiss. Does it seem to take longer to come to a complete stop? Does it feel like you’re pressing harder on the brake pedal?
- Squealing: If your brakes are squealing, your brake pads may be worn out, causing metal to grind against metal.
- Vibrations: Any shaking or vibrations when you brake could mean your brake rotors are warped.
- Warning Light: When the warning light comes on, whether it’s specifically the Brake or ABS light, or the Check Engine light, that’s a really good sign.
Brake Service for Your Hyundai Auto
Brake pads are the most common parts to replace in the braking system, and they can last anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 miles. Because that’s a big mile span, it’s important to have your brakes looked at on a regular basis.
When you want to schedule service for your brakes, we will:
- Inspect the brake lines, hoses, and the master cylinder
- Inspect the front and rear discs and calipers (or rear drums and wheel cylinders)
- Replace the front brake pads
- Add brake fluid
You can schedule just a brake service at Hyundai dealership in Livonia, MI, or you can combine it with another service, like an oil change, to give your car a complete check-up. We even offer Hyundai service specials to help you with your automotive maintenance!