South Pointe Chevrolet is a prime location for your next brake service in Tulsa, OK. We gladly service all vehicle makes and models. One of our factory-trained technicians will evaluate your entire brake system for wear and tear and inspect for any necessary repairs. Schedule your brake service in Tulsa, OK in person or online today.
Regular maintenance on your car is vitally important, but nothing is more important than regular inspections of your braking system. While routine oil changes can help your vehicle run better, normal brake inspections help keep you safe. Making sure the brakes are in top condition can be the difference between getting into a crash or just missing one.
To avoid any possible brake failures, at the first warning of an issue, owners should get the brakes checked immediately. A few common brake issues include squealing or grinding when braking, a brake warning light, and vibrations or clunks when using the brakes. Other symptoms you should be aware of include a brake pedal that feels different. If the brake pedal suddenly feels spongy or much harder than normal, be sure to get it checked right away. While these are the most common brake issues it is not an exhaustive list. Ultimately, if the brakes feel off then you should probably schedule an appointment with one of our technicians to get it checked out.
While there are other ways to lessen your risk of problems, regular maintenance is the leading way to prevent any potential brake issues. First of all, don’t ride the brakes. If your foot is always on the brakes, you are not only causing excess wear and tear on the brakes; you could end up overheating the brakes, as well. If your brakes are overheated or worn it will take more distance to stop the car. Downshifting instead of braking is an additional way to help prevent brake issues. Downshifting is the most useful when driving down steep hills or in a car with a standard transmission. Downshifting helps slow down your car while taking the strain off of your brakes. One note to consider when downshifting is to make sure the RPMs stay out of the red zone.
South Pointe Chevrolet is your prime location for all your Chevrolet service and repair needs. Schedule your next brake service in Tulsa, OK, with us today. Our specialists will get you back on the road quickly. Sí, se habla español.