Nissan Brake Serviceat Napoli Nissan

As you take on your daily drives through Milford, CT you may not even realize how often you rely on your brakes to keep you safe. They're responsible for getting thousands of pounds of metal to stop from highway speeds in just a few car lengths, and in doing so they are under a lot of stress and wear. Over time, your brakes will need service to give you the confident stopping power you're used to, and that's where the expert Nissan brake services at Napoli Nissan are here to help.

Why Routine Brake Maintenance is Important

To understand why brake maintenance is so important means you must first know exactly how your brake system functions to bring you to a stop. When you press the pedal, hydraulic fluid is sent to each brake caliper. This squeezes a pair of brake pads onto the spinning brake rotor, which is spinning at the same rate as your wheels. This pressure creates friction which slows you down, converting your forward momentum into heat. Between the heat build up and physical friction, both your brake pads and rotors will wear down over time. Having your brakes checked periodically is the best way to ensure you always have the stopping power you need.

When Should I Have My Brakes Serviced?

As your brake pads become worn you'll typically hear a squeal. That is designed into the brake pad, as there is a pin that will contact the brake rotor as your brake pads near the end of their usable life. Go much further than this and you'll hear a grinding noise when you apply pressure to the brake pedal. That means it is beyond time to schedule your brake service at our Milford, CT Nissan service center.


How Often Should You Have Your Brakes Checked?

While your owner's manual will give you specific mileage increments as a recommendation, your driving habits and driving conditions can have a drastic effect on how long your brakes will last. A good rule of thumb is to have your brake pads changed every 50,000 miles, but frequent stopping from high speeds or frequently descending steep grades can shorten that span considerably. However, if you feel anything unusual, from a spongy or soft pedal to a vibration when braking, schedule your appointment right away to avoid any serious trouble.