How to Check Brakes & When to Replace Them

Not sure if it’s time to breakup with your brake pads and get new ones? Click play for information from our Subaru brake repair shop in Phoenix, AZ.

If you own or lease a Subaru car, you're probably well-versed in car service and maintenance. However, there is one service that is absolutely vital to the health of your car, but is often times overlooked by drivers. That is, of course, brake service. Ensuring that your brakes are working properly is not only important to the overall life of your car, it's also important to its overall safety, making it an essential automotive service.

What Goes Into Brake Service & Repair in Phoenix?

Brake service at Camelback Subaru is pretty standard, and basically includes our certified technicians going over each part of your brakes to confirm that every piece is working the way it should. One of the main areas that they'll be looking at is your brake pads, which become worn down after a while, causing them to become ineffective. If your technicians notice that you need new pads, then they'll simply replace them, ensuring that your brakes maintain their integrity.

Why Do I Need Regular Brake Checks?

As we said before, your brakes really are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on your vehicle, meaning that regular brake checks are vital to keeping you and others on the road safe. Also, if you go too long between brake checks, you run the risk of doing permanent damage to your car that could be much more costly to fix.

Can You Give an Example?

A great example of this would be your standard brake pads. Your brake pads essentially help put a buffer between your car's brake calipers and its rotors. If your pads get too low, then your calipers will start to dig deeper into the rotors, causing significant damage. Regular service visits help avoid this so that your technicians can keep an eye on your brake pad levels.

How Do I Know If There Is a Problem?

This is a question we get a lot, and what we generally tell customers is that if you think there is a problem there probably is. Brakes are not shy when they need attention, doing everything from making a loud screeching sound to pulling the car in one direction or the other when you brake. You might also notice a slowing in your stopping times or a shaking of the steering wheel. Our service technicians will be able to diagnose the problem though, and get you and your car back on the road in no time!

Visit Camelback Subaru's Phoenix brake repair shop today to find out more about the brake service we offer. We look forward to serving you soon!

Camelback Subaru

1521 E Camelback Rd
Directions Phoenix, AZ 85014

  • Sales: 844-871-9465

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed