Chevrolet Brake Maintenance FAQ

Working brakes are important for a safe and successful driving experience. Brake maintenance includes brake pad replacement, brake inspection, and maintaining brake fluid levels.

When Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

Brake pads should be replaced as soon as possible when you hear a squeaking noise from your brakes. This noise comes from wear indicators which are set to create noise when there is only 2 mm of brake pad thickness remaining.

What are Rotors and Calipers?

Brake rotors are the flat, rotating disks attached to your Chevrolet’s wheels. Brake pads are located on either side of the rotors. The caliper is a clamp housing the pistons and the pads. When you press the brake pedal, the caliper activates the brake pads, bringing the rotors to a stop. The way this works it that when the pads come into contact with the rotors, they slow down through friction, stopping your wheels.

Do Rotors Need To Be Changed With Brake Pads?

In some cases, you can just resurface the rotors when replacing brake pads. However, depending on how worn out your rotors are, you may need to replace them along with brake pads. Other times you may need to replace the brake hoses and calipers, along with pads and rotors. Certainly, the older your vehicle, the greater the need to address the full hydraulic system. This is why regular brake inspection is crucial.

Your brakes are the hardest working components and too important not to conduct regular maintenance. Bring your car, truck, or SUV to Coastal Chevrolet of Pawley’s Island, SC to inspect your brake pads for wear at least once per year. Our certified technicians will also check your rotors, calipers, and replace your brake fluid so that you can have safe driving experience.

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