You may not think about your brakes often, but they're probably the most important safety system in your car. Like any other part, though, they need service and maintenance every once in awhile to stay in good condition. If you're looking for brake repair near Mobile, Daphne, or Fairhope, visit the service center at Subaru of Mobile.

Most Common Brake Repairs

Brake service can range from routine maintenance to serious repairs. There are lots of parts that work together to stop your car. Bringing a vehicle to a complete stop is hard work and can take a toll on your brake system. Some of the jobs our service technicians perform the most often on brakes are:

  • Replace Brake Pads
  • Refill Brake Fluid
  • Inspect Brake Lines
  • Repair Cracked Rotor

How Brakes Work

Brakes use pressure and friction to both slow your vehicle down and stop it. When you step on the brake pedal, the main cylinder forces brake fluid out to your wheels. It travels through the brake lines with the same pressure that you applied.

The brake fluid ends up at a set of calipers or clamps. Each one of your wheels has a set that hovers above the rotors in your wheels. Once the brake fluid arrives, these clamp down on the rotors with the same amount of force you used when you stepped on the pedal.

If you've got a vehicle with exposed brake calipers, you may notice that both the calipers and the rotors are made of metal. The reason you don't hear metal grinding on metal when you use the brakes is because of your brake pads. They're attached to the inside of your calipers and are designed to create friction when they make contact with the rotors. This friction slows the rotors down and results in your car slowing down.

Signs You Need Brake Repair

The most infamous sign of bad brakes is that unmistakable squeaking sound. Believe it or not, this is actually by design. Over time, that friction will cause your brake pads to wear down. Most brake pads are built with a small indicator tab inside them. When it makes contact with the rotors, it causes your brakes to squeak.

While that acts as a helpful maintenance reminder, there are some other signs to look out for. If there's a malfunction with your brake system, a light on your dashboard should turn on. It will usually say either the word BRAKE or the letters ABS.

Your vehicle may need brake repairs if it feels different than normal, too. For example, if it's drifting to one side of the road or your pedal is stuck, you may either need new brake fluid or there may be a problem with your brake lines. If you step on the brakes and the steering wheel starts vibrating, you may have a cracked rotor.

Schedule Brake Service & Repairs

When your vehicle needs brake repair near Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope, schedule service with Subaru of Mobile. Our service center has a team of certified Subaru technicians who can take care of everything from replacing your brake pads to fixing or replacing a cracked rotor.

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Subaru of Mobile

1431 East I-65 Service Road South
Directions Mobile, AL 36606

  • Sales: 251-943-4201
  • Service: 251-943-4205
  • Parts: 833-630-0988


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