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Brakes & Brake Pads

When you need to stop fast you need to know your brakes are going to do their job.

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Brakes

There are some components of your vehicle that you just do not want to leave to chance. One of those is your brakes and brake pads. It is imperative that you stop on time every time. To make sure that you are well protected and that your brakes and brake pads are in good condition, here at Stone Mountain Nissan, we offer brake inspections.

Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late

You do not want to run the risk of your brakes failing you. If you are having some trouble or you are noticing some potential signs of trouble, you need to make an appointment with us immediately. We will want to inspect them and restore them to make sure they are always fully operational for you. Some of the changes that you may notice that should cause some concern include a grinding or loud squealing sound, a spongy or soft underfoot when you press on the brake, vibrations when you are using the brakes, the vehicle being pulled to one side while you are applying brakes, and more. These are all issues that show there is a problem with your brakes and you will want to get them inspected immediately. We provide routine brake inspections for you. Our brake inspections are done by an experienced technician and they will take the time to find and address any issues such as worn discs, pads, leaking fluid, old fluid, and more. They will take care of these issues before the issue has a chance to get worse, too.

When Should I Get My Brakes Checked?

  • When the brake dashboard light is yellow, there might be issues with your ABS (anti-lock brake system).
  • When the brake dashboard light is red, there might be a system imbalance.
  • If you have to press your brake pedal hard to slow your car, there could be a problem with your brake fluid or pads.
  • If you hear grinding or squeaking when you brake, it could indicate worn out pads or rotor damage.
  • If your brake pedal feels spongy when you press it, there might be air bubbles in your brake fluid or rotor damage.
  • If your car vibrates when you brake, your car might have rotor damage.
  • If your car pulls to one side when you brake, your car might need its brakes adjusted, brake fluid checked, or pads replaced.

Make Your Appointment

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should bring your vehicle in to Stone Mountain Nissan immediately for inspection so they can make sure that the issue is taken care of. Also, if you have a red light indicator on your dashboard and it is lit up, you should bring it in to our service center to get it checked. This could mean a system imbalance. If you have a yellow light on the dashboard that is currently lit up, this could mean that you are currently having an issue with your anti-lock brake system (ABS). Even if you do not notice an issue, you should come in for a routine brake inspection. If you take the time to maintain your braking system, you are taking the time to ensure lives are not put at risk. You do not want to put off any repairs on your brakes because it could put you and lives of others at risk. Even if you are a cautious driver, you cannot predict what others will do and you want to be able to rely on your brakes. Stop by our service center today for an inspection.


The Three Components of Car Brakes & Common Issues

Brake Pads
Brake pads consist of friction material on a steel backing. The friction material pushes against the disc to stop your car, and over time, it wears away. If the pads aren’t replaced before this happens, the backing grinds against the disc, leading to expensive repairs. That’s why pads should be inspected regularly for wear and replaced as necessary.
Brake Discs
Brake discs wear too, but more slowly. Signs of worn discs are having to press the brake pedal much harder than expected to slow or stop a vehicle and vibration when braking. A technician can measure the thickness of each disc and advise on when to schedule replacement.
Brake Fluid
Brake fluid should be changed at manufacturer-recommended intervals. This is because it becomes contaminated with microscopic particles and may absorb water. That leads to seals and pistons not working exactly as needed, which could mean longer stopping distances.

Service Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Parts Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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