Here at Fort Myers Mitsubishi, we recognize that your car’s braking system is one of its most crucial safety features. It’s easy to take your brakes for granted, but you need to take your vehicle in for regular inspections and service. To keep your brakes working at their best, visit a professional technician at a reputable service center, such as Fort Myers Mitsubishi.
Whether you need replacement brake pads, fresh brake fluid, or a complete overhaul of your braking system, our factory-trained technicians are qualified to carry out the job to the highest standards. Find out why Fort Myers Mitsubishi is your best choice for brake service and repairs in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida.
When your vehicle’s brakes are working correctly and efficiently, that helps protect you, your family, and other road users. When you get regular brake inspections, a professional technician can pick up any potential problem early and rectify it before it becomes a severe issue. An unaddressed brake system can affect your car’s safe stopping capability and possibly require more expensive repairs.
At Fort Myers Mitsubishi, we recommend that you have a brake inspection once or twice a year, depending on your mileage and driving style. Our technicians can inspect your braking system when addressing your wheels, like during tire rotations. During an inspection, a technician will usually measure the thickness of brake pads or shoes, inspect the rotors for wear or warping, and check that the calipers move freely.
If required, the technician may recommend a brake service according to your auto manufacturer’s instructions. For disc brakes, the service involves removing the calipers and pads. Your service technician will clean and lubricate the caliper brackets and pins to prevent sticking or seizing. If necessary, the technician will clean off any surface rust on the rotors to stop them from squealing. If the brake pads are too thin, you need to replace them.
During drum brake service, the technician will clean all the parts, including parking brake components, and lubricate the parts that need lubrication. They will also remove any excess buildup of rust from the drums and re-adjust the rear drum brakes and parking brakes if necessary. The technician will replace worn drum brake shoes. The technician will check brake lines for cracks or leaks in all cases. The technician will test the quality of the brake fluid, and if needed, flush and replace the fluid.
Our expert technicians have the training and experience to ensure your braking system is correctly maintained and repaired following the Mitsubishi brake service schedule. Our service department has state-of-the-art, manufacturer-recommended equipment so you can be sure of the highest-quality service. We also only use the very best brake pads, shoes, and system components that provide you with the best braking performance. With Fort Myers Mitsubishi brake servicing, you can have confidence in your brakes every time you need to stop.
The thought of having your brakes fail when you need to stop quickly is terrifying, but it’s rare for your car’s brakes to suddenly fail without warning. Generally, there will be one or more signs of a problem with the braking system, whether it’s strange noises or a different feel when you press the pedal. Here are some of the signs you should feel, listen to, and look for when troubleshooting.
Should you notice that your brakes don’t feel as responsive as usual and your car is taking longer to stop than you expect, there are several possible causes for this. For example:
When the discs become too thin, they can easily bend out of shape. Too much heavy braking can also cause the discs to become warped or damaged through overheating. Warped brake rotors can also cause your steering wheel to shake or vibrate when you brake.
Your car’s brake pads have wear indicators, small built-in metal tabs that contact the disc’s surface when the brake pads need replacing. If you hear your brakes squealing, it’s typically the indicator telling you the pads require changing. If you hear a horrible grinding noise and can feel through the brake pedal, you may have ignored the brake pad indicator warning. When the pads wear down completely, the calipers grind on the discs.
Squealing or grinding brakes could also be caused by an object, such as a small stone, becoming lodged in a caliper.
If your car has spoked wheels, you can quickly inspect your brake pads and discs. When the pads are less than a quarter-inch thick, you should have them replaced. Check the discs for any damage or discoloration.
A puddle near the wheels under your car is a sign of a possible brake fluid leak. Insufficient fluid in the hydraulic system will seriously affect your braking system’s performance.
Don’t ignore any of these warning signs because brake defects put you and others at risk on the roads. Detecting and rectifying problems early can also save you money, as minor issues become more extensive and more expensive issues if you leave them.
Don’t put off having your brakes inspected. Contact us today at Fort Myers Mitsubishi to schedule a brake inspection or service. At our convenient Fort Myers, Florida, service center, we can help and advise you with all of your servicing needs.