Don’t Delay Getting Your Brakes Fixed!

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How Much Does It Cost to Fix My Brakes?

When it comes to safe driving, a vehicle’s brakes might be the most important component. An automobile must be able to slow down or stop when required. The experts working in the Downtown Tyee Service Department have seen entirely too many people gamble with their brakes before coming in for help. Naturally, we understand that price is a major concern in these trying economic times, so we wanted to be transparent about how much it may cost to fix your car, truck or SUV’s brakes. Let’s take a closer look.

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Automotive Brake Service Menu Price

No two automotive situations are the same. Some vehicles we work on will require more help, which will affect the final price. Most passenger vehicles that our customers drive can get brake services starting at $99.95 per axle. When someone comes to us to take care of their brakes, we will clean, lubricate, adjust and remove dust/debris from the pads and rotors. All of this ensures proper brake function when the new needed components are installed. 

What Kind of Parts Are Used for Brake Work?

Whether someone is coming to our service department for brakes or any other service, we only used GM-approved Delco parts and components. Your Chevrolet, Buick, GMC vehicle is designed to be driven with these parts being employed, so that’s why we use those for repair and maintenance.

How Do You Know If You Need New Brakes?

Given how important brakes are to the safe operation of an automobile, they are designed in such a way that it is very rare for them to fail without warning. Modern brakes come with a warning device built-in to let drivers know it’s time for service.

If you press the brake pedal and you hear a soft crunching sound, like driving over hard snow, that’s the annunciator strip doing its job. Your brakes are still working, but it’s time to make an appointment at the Downtown Tyee Service Department.

The other most common sign a vehicle’s brakes need some attention is a soft or mushy brake pedal. If you go to apply the brakes and the pedal goes all the way to the floor with little or no resistance, there is a major issue at play. The effectiveness of your brakes may be compromised. Immediate action needs to be taken.

If you know your brakes need some attention or if you’re just not sure, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with the Downtown Tyee Service Department today.