Where Can I Find Trusted Brake Service?

Where Can I Find Trusted Brake Service?

The Crown Buick GMC Service Center

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We Have the Best Brake Service and Repair in St. Petersburg

When it comes to your vehicle’s brakes, you can’t trust them to just anyone. Bring them in to the Certified service experts at Crown Buick GMC in St. Petersburg, FL for brake repair or replacement. Our technicians are highly skilled in Buick brake service, GMC brake service, and brake services on all make and model vehicles.

We can also save you time and money on our brake and other services with our easy online scheduling, our convenient location, our money-saving service specials and factory rebates, and our Buick and GMC Prepaid Maintenance Plan.

Keep Your Car’s Brake System HealthyGMC Prepaid Maintenance Plans

The braking system is one of the most important safety features on any car, truck, or SUV. Aside from stopping your vehicle for ordinary reasons, brakes can help you avoid accidents, or mitigate collision damage if you are in an accident. That’s why you need them working at their best each and every day.

The Certified experts at Crown Buick GMC will keep your brake system in tip-top shape. They’re trained to detect problems during routine brake maintenance services, and to replace faulty brake components and systems.

The Four Types of Automotive Brakes

There are four types of automotive brake systems:

  • Disc Brakes—consisting of a brake rotor attached directly to the wheel
  • Drum Brakes—consisting of a brake drum attached to the inside of the wheel
  • Anti-Lock Brakes—a common system that prevents the wheels from locking up and the tires from skidding.
  • Emergency Brakes (Parking Brakes)—a secondary braking system

Disc and drum brakes are service brakes, or the brakes that stop your vehicle while you’re driving. Emergency brakes and anti-lock brakes work independently to help out in specific braking situations. Most vehicles come with either disc or drum brakes, and both emergency and anti-lock brakes.

The Importance of Routine Brake Inspections

Brake service encompasses many services that deal with your car’s brakes. Routine brake inspections should be performed every 6 months—or about the same as oil changes. At the Crown Buick GMC Service Center, combining these services can save drivers both time and money.

Our brake inspections usually take less than 30 minutes and consist of checking the entire brake system—including the brake pedal, brake fluid, brake lines and hoses, and the brake assemblies (on both disc and drum brakes). If our experts find any problems during an inspection, they will give you a written estimate and a detailed explanation of what needs to be done before making any repairs.

Common Signs Your Vehicle Has Brake Problems

The good thing about brake problems, is that there are many noticeable signs that there could be an issue. The important thing is to bring your vehicle in to qualified experts for service when you detect any one of them.

Other than your vehicle’s brake warning light coming one, the most common signs include:

  • Shaky steering wheel
  • Trouble stopping
  • Loud grinding sounds
  • Less brake pedal resistance
  • Vehicle wobbling/rocking at higher speeds
  • A longer than normal stopping distance
  • Squealing noises or chirping sounds
  • Vehicle pulls left or right when braking

Schedule a Brake Inspection Today

Brakes are an important safety feature on every vehicle, so keeping them in top condition is an important step in keeping your family safe from harm. It’s good to know that you can trust the care of your brakes to the experts at the Crown Buick GMC Service Center.

Whether you need a brake inspection or think brake repair is required, it’s easy to make an appointment with us. Use our quick online scheduler, or give us a call and talk to one of our service technicians.

We’ll be more than happy to become your automotive service provider for oil changes and all your other vehicle needs.

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