Buick and GMC models from the GMC Sierra to the Buick Encore are designed with your safety in mind; as safety innovations increase, so does the safety of Buick and GMC vehicles. However, sometimes the oldest safety features are still among the most important: this is especially true of the brakes. When your GMC Terrain or Buick Enclave brakes need service, come to LaFontaine Buick GMC near Milford Charter Township in Michigan.
Brake pads are a crucial part of the disc braking system. When you put your foot on the brake pedal, the brake fluid causes the brake calipers to tighten. This, in turn, presses the brake pads against the brake rotors to slow down your vehicle. As you can imagine, being pressed against the rotors causes the brake lining on the brake pads to wear down due to friction. Before the lining wears down completely, you should have the brake pads replaced. If you don’t do this, the metal brake pad backing may press against the rotors, causing extensive damage to the braking system and putting you and your passengers at risk.
You should look out for some things when it comes to worn brake pads. If your brakes make a squealing or chirping noise when you press down on the pedal, it may be due to low brake pads. Most brake pads have a built-in wear indicator that makes this noise when the brake pads need to be changed. Ignoring the wear indicator could lead to another symptom: a grinding noise. When you hear this, it’s too late: that’s the sound of metal on metal, which generally means your system will need more repairs. However, it’s best to have your brake pads replaced before it comes to this; we’ll check their thickness every time you bring your Buick or GMC model to LaFontaine Buick GMC for service near Wixom, Michigan.
The team of expert technicians at LaFontaine Buick GMC know your Buick or GMC model inside and out, and they have lots of experience in replacing brake pads. It helps that they use high-quality ACDelco brake pads, which have been tested and approved by GM. ACDelco brake pads deliver even wear and a long lifespan, not to mention precise fitment.
We invite you to come to LaFontaine Buick GMC near Hartland, Michigan, when your Buick or GMC needs to have its brake pads replaced. You can call our service center or make an appointment online. Then, head to LaFontaine Buick GMC — but don’t forget to check our service coupons first!