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Brake Service In Lexington, KY

Stopping power is crucial to a safe and successful driving experience. When you need brake service, visit Quantrell Cadillac and our GM Certified Service experts will recommend quality new brakes.

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Are your brakes signaling a problem?

Sometimes, your Cadillac vehicle's brakes will alert you when there's trouble. Whistling noises, chirping sounds, and grinding are a few of the indications that brake service may be required. It is important to quickly recognize signs of reduced system performance. Some signs to watch for are:

  • Pulsing brake pedal or shaking steering wheel when brakes are applied
  • Soft brake pedal
  • Squealing or grinding noise when brakes are applied
  • Unusual odor at the wheel area
  • Excessive brake dust on wheel

Various GM vehicles often come equipped with brake pads that include a small, thin piece of metal to act as a warning indicator when the pad material is getting low and the brake pads should be replaced. This device makes a chirping noise on brake application, letting you know it's time to have your brakes serviced.

As important as maintaining your engine is, taking care of brake service is just as, if not more important to safe vehicle operation. If you've neglected engine maintenance, then there's a possibility of a malfunction that will bring your vehicle to a stop suddenly. With brakes, a malfunction of a similar scale will instead prevent you from stopping safely. In a machine that often weighs two tons or more, that is a dangerous event that you want to avoid at all costs.

So don't neglect the brake service your vehicle requires. Our service center near Louisville has a team of certified technicians you can trust to understand and care for your car, and high-quality genuine OEM parts for every job. In addition, with our brake service coupons, you can be confident that you're getting a deal.

Your Cadillac vehicle will often give you warnings when it needs brake service in Lexington, KY. Your brakes might squeal as you slow to a stop, or they might produce a steady clicking sound when you press or release the pedal. Most concerningly, your car might not respond to you as well as it usually does. It may take longer to stop when you press the brake or veer to one side when you're aiming straight, which might not be that much of a problem during a normal drive but can prove dangerous under other circumstances. To learn how your brake systems work, what problems can develop, and how our team can help you, read on.

How Do Your Cadillac Brembo® Brakes Work?

You notice a stop sign coming up, so you press down on your brake pedal. This force causes hydraulic fluid to move toward your Cadillac brake calipers. Part of the caliper system is its pistons, which exert pressure on your Cadillac brake pads. These, in turn, push your brake pads against the brake discs – also known as the rotors. The rotating discs slow down, reducing your car's speed in the process.

This is an efficient system. However, because it requires your brake pads to press against a moving surface, they will inevitably wear down. Thinner brake pads have a more challenging time slowing the brake discs, which is why you might need to start pressing down on your brake pedal earlier to stop at a light or traffic in front of you.

If the metal in the brake pads becomes exposed, it can cause the squealing noise previously discussed. Clicking or rattling may come from loose parts interacting in ways they aren't supposed to. Rather than letting this problem worsen, seek brake service in Lexington, KY. This is especially important if cold weather, with its usual slippery conditions, is approaching.

While some of the warning symptoms mentioned earlier – like veering to one side – could be caused by a different issue, like wheel misalignment, this is still something that should be addressed ASAP for similar reasons.

What Does Brake Service in Lexington, KY, Involve?

When you buy one of our new Cadillac vehicles for sale, your owner's manual should give you guidelines for how often you will need brake service in Lexington, KY. Brake pads typically wear out before brake rotors, needing replacement every 30,000 to 50,000 miles or so, depending on how vigorously you've driven (and stopped) your car.

When you're looking up "brakes and rotors service near me," you might wonder what this service typically involves. Your system contains brake fluid that can become dirty and less effective with time. We will flush that out and replace it with a new supply. We'll then replace your brake pads and either resurface or replace your brake rotors as necessary. Other elements of this system will likely also need to be addressed – tightened, lubricated, or adjusted – and we will do this expertly and quickly.

Get New Cadillac Brake Pads & Cadillac Brake Calipers Here

If you need new parts for your vehicle, reach out to our brake shop in Lexington, KY. We can help you order them in our parts department or provide the maintenance and installation ourselves in our service center, offering cost-effective prices while also respecting your time.

Schedule brake service today to make sure your car is in its best possible shape, especially if you have a long trip planned. Our team in Lexington, KY, can also take this opportunity to perform other crucial maintenance on your sedan or SUV, like oil changes or tire rotations. Discover more of what we can offer you today.

FAQs About Brakes and Rotors Service Near Me

What does a full brake service include?

During Cadillac brake services, our experts will flush out and replace the old brake fluid, set you up with new brake pads, and resurface the rotors if needed. Other moving components may be cleaned, adjusted, and lubricated. New brake rotors will also be installed if yours are too worn to keep you safe on the road. Ask our team directly if you have more questions about our maintenance services.

How long do Cadillac brake pads last?

Your Cadillac brake pads could last for as long as 30,000 to 50,000 miles. However, a lot of their longevity has to do with other factors. For example, if you regularly come to abrupt stops, this can cause premature wear. Alternatively, getting quality brakes expertly installed to begin with and keeping at least a three-second stopping distance between you and other cars can give you long-lasting results.

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