The driver ahead of you slams on their brakes. A deer steps out from the corn. The yellow light doesn’t last as long as you thought it would. Are you confident in your vehicle’s ability to stop? If not, or if you’re looking for brake inspection or replacement services near Des Moines, IA, consider bringing your vehicle to the service department at Gregg Young Chevrolet Norwalk.
Schedule your brake service appointment at our Chevy service center in Norwalk, IA, using the form on this page and preview our available brake services below. Have questions? Contact one of our service advisors online or by calling (855) 731-4441.
There are a variety of components in your vehicle’s brake system which may need to be replaced or repaired. The service technicians at Gregg Young Chevrolet Norwalk are trained and equipped to handle all your Chevy brake needs. Visit our staff page to see who you’ll be working with through the brake service process.
An important safety component of your braking system, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps keep your vehicle’s wheels from locking up in an emergency braking system. You’ll know there’s an issue that should be examined and resolved when you see the ABS indicator light. In a four-wheel ABS system, sensors monitor the speed at which each wheel is rotating at as you brake. If one or more wheels lock up, these sensors send a signal to a computer, which regulates the brake fluid pressure to let the wheel spin again. Issues with the ABS system generally involve fouled sensors or wiring, but our team is trained and equipped to troubleshoot and repair this invaluable system.
Brake fluid transfers the pressure you exert with your foot on the brake pedal to your brakes. Over time, this brake fluid can break down or get water in it, decreasing its effectiveness and, by extension, your braking efficiency. Our team of service professionals can replace your brake fluid to ensure reliable stops for many miles to come.
Whether you’re hearing a squealing noise from your brakes, feeling brake pedal pulsation, or want to stay on top of regular maintenance, it’s good to have an expert inspect your brake pads, rotors, fluid, and more.
One of the most common brake repairs you’ll need to make over the course of owning your vehicle is replacing your brake pads. On a disc brake system, your brake pads clamp down on the brake rotor, which is attached to your car’s wheel, and create friction to stop your vehicle. Once the material that makes up your brake pads becomes too thin, it’s time to replace the pads. Your brake pads should be replaced either before or while they are 2 millimeters thick.
Generally, your brake pads should last anywhere between 20,000 and 60,000 miles, depending on whether your daily driving contains frequent heavy braking, braking with heavy loads, or high temperatures. Ceramic pads — which help create a cushion between the brake pads and brake rotor and reduce wear — are used on most modern Chevy vehicles in North America.
Brake rotors are heavy metal discs attached to your vehicle’s wheels, and with use they will eventually wear down. If your brake rotors wear evenly, you will eventually need to replace them when they become too thin — generally between 30,000 to 70,000 miles. Warped or cracked brake rotors should also be replaced.
However if your brake rotors wear unevenly, become corroded, or develop deposits, you may notice vibrations in the brake pedal or steering wheel when you brake. If there is sufficient thickness left in the rotor, the solution may be to have them resurfaced by a professional with a brake lathe. The resurfacing process includes removing material from the rotor to restore a smooth contact surface for the brake pads. If you’re unsure of whether to resurface or replace your brake rotors, one of our service advisors will be happy to help you make the right decision.
In addition to the brake services we’ve already listed, our team of factory-trained service technicians is skilled in repairing and maintaining all the components of your brake system.
If it’s time to have your brake issue taken care of, schedule a service appointment at Gregg Young Chevrolet Norwalk at your convenience. If you have any questions about our available services, give us a call at (855) 731-4441 or send us a message online and we’ll be happy to assist you.
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