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How Can I Keep My Car’s Brakes Working Optimally?

Nissan of Clearwater Brake Repair & Service Guide

Redefine Your Automotive Service Center Experience

Taking correct care of your vehicle is an effortless process when you turn to Nissan of Clearwater’s all-encompassing expert-led Service Center that serves the Clearwater, Florida area.

Our dealership’s Service Center attends to all makes and models so you can receive exceptional service on-demand, no matter your vehicle. Fulfilling your automotive service and maintenance needs are our expert certified technicians that use their hands-on experience and thorough education to generate quality results. Nissan of Clearwater’s Service Center technicians use genuine Nissan parts so you can integrate parts replacements that are made specifically for your model.

Are you a do-it-yourself installation pro? Feel free to utilize our Service Center’s online Parts and Accessories ordering form to receive supplies for an upcoming project. Our Parts Center’s trained professionals are here to readily answer any questions you might have before you place your parts or accessories order.

Does something feel off with your vehicle? Leave car maintenance guesswork in the rearview mirror with Nissan of Clearwater’s Service Center, that uses advanced diagnostic equipment to fully understand what’s going on with your model.

While powertrain service keeps your car moving—Nissan of Clearwater brake repair and service helps optimize your brakes’ so you can stop on time and avoid an accident. Our Service Center works to keep your brakes at total working capacity—and we’re equally passionate about showing you what’s behind our effective brake service.

Let’s examine what your car’s brake system consists of so you can know precisely what we’re taking care of.

What Is My Car’s Brake System Composed Of?

Your standard brake system includes front disc brakes and rear disc or drum brakes that are linked through a configuration of tubes and hoses that connect each wheel’s brake to the master cylinder. These tubes and hoses are known as brake lines, and they carry brake fluid from the master cylinder to your car’s wheels.

A disc brake consists of brake pads, a caliper, a rotor, and rotor support. Each caliper features two brake pads mounted on each side of the rotor. Brake pads should be checked now and then for excess wear since they lose their lining over time through use and eventually create a metal-to-metal connection against the rotor that damages your brakes. Metal-to-metal brake shoe and rotor friction can generate a squealing sound that justifies a Nissan of Clearwater Service Center appointment.

Housing your vehicle’s brake pads and pistons are brake calipers that slow your vehicle by creating friction with your brake rotors. Pistons are simply the components that push brake pads up against a spinning rotor.

Brake rotors similarly experience wear after making consistent contact with a brake pad. Nissan of Clearwater’s Service Center technicians will smoothen your rotors’ surface with machine equipment so the pads can connect with an even rotor surface.

Rotors will eventually reach a point where they need replacement since they can only be smoothened at a minimal rate. The time it takes to arrive at this point of replacement depends on subjective factors like your driving style. You can check your car’s manual to discover when to inspect your rotors. You’ll foster more consistent braking performance within your vehicle if you replace rotors in pairs. Most brake rotors last 70,000 miles on average.

You’re on your way to becoming an automotive brake system expert. Round out your brake system knowledge with additional information on brake fluid and the signs of bad brakes below.

What’s the Importance of Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is the magic liquid that amplifies the amount of pressure your brakes receive when you put your foot on your brake pedal. Time causes your brake fluid to lose effectiveness due to factors like water exposure and brake line corrosion.

Low-quality brake fluid will negatively impact your vehicle’s brake performance—but you can remedy ineffective brake fluid with a brake flush that swaps old brake fluid for new brake fluid. Most drivers can maintain their brake fluid with a brake fluid flush every 30,000 miles or two years on average.

You can check your car’s owner’s manual for more accurate brake fluid flush recommendations or receive a recommendation from Nissan of Clearwater’s certified technicians. Spongy brake pedals can indicate that there’s air in your brake lines, so swing by our Service Center if you’re experiencing spongy brakes so we can solve the problem with a brake fluid flush.

You’re Brakes Really Need Service If…

Squeaking sounds and spongy brakes aren’t the only signs that your brakes need service.

An active brake light on your dashboard can help notify you of brake system issues that aren’t outwardly apparent and remind you to attend to your routine brake service. More noticeable signs of bad brakes include a vibrating or shaking steering wheel while braking, a burning smell when braking, and brake pads that are less than 3mm in thickness.

Brake Repair and Service That You Can Trust

Save yourself time searching online for “Nissan brake service” and “Nissan brake repair” near me and head over to Nissan of Clearwater.

From stress-free brake repair to routine brake service—Nissan of Clearwater’s Service Center has you covered. Our Service Center’s team of certified technicians blend experience and deep automotive knowledge to implement effective brake repair and service solutions in a timely manner.

Don’t forget to browse our Service Specials before you schedule your next weekday or Saturday brake repair or service appointment with us online.

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