Brake Information | Saint Johns, MI

Stop in Saint Johns for Brake Services

Brakes and brake-related parts are a pivotal factor in the success of your drives. From DeWitt to East Lansing, you'll need healthy brakes in order to get you and your passengers where you're going safely. Fortunately, technicians within the Service Center at Pauli Ford of Saint Johns are equipped with the expertise to get you and your brakes back on the road, ensuring you'll stop and go with ease in Bath and Ovid alike.


Brake Maintenance FAQ

There's a lot that goes into braking that make it important to stay up to date on maintenance.

How do brakes work?

The process of stopping your car includes more than just pressing down on the pedal. When you take this action, you're telling the cylinders in your engine to emit brake fluid to the calipers, ultimately allowing them to power your brake pads. From there, the brake pads apply pressure to the rotors, which utilizes friction to bring you to a halt.

What are the main parts of brakes?

The primary parts of your brakes include pads, calipers, rotors, cylinders, cables, fluid, wheel bearings, grease seals, springs and adjusters. At Pauli Ford, when we check your brakes, we make sure to touch on all of these aspects and more. 

How often should I have my brakes inspected?

Since braking is a primary factor in safety and security as you drive throughout the greater Lansing area, it's important to check the health of your brakes every year. In the meantime, if you detect a problem or inconsistency, be sure to reach out to our Service Center to ensure your brakes are up to par.

How do I know when my brakes need to be fixed or replaced?

There are some warning signs of brake-related problems that you can keep an eye out for. These include abnormal sounds (like screeching) or vibratory sensations when you brake. If it begins to take more pressure to brake, or if you smell an unpleasant odor coming from your tires, it may be time for new brake parts. Additionally, many cars will warn the driver of maintenance needs by turning on a brake light, so be sure to respond to any advisories that appear in the cockpit.


Pauli Ford is Your Top Service Center Near East Lansing for Brakes & More

Visit Pauli Ford from DeWitt, Bath and surrounding area to get your brakes servicing checked off your list today!


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