When it comes to vehicle maintenance, brake maintenance and servicing is extremely essential. Especially for vehicles with potent performance capabilities like BMW’s vehicle lineup. However, car owners seldom investigate these aspects due to their hectic lifestyles. This in turn ends up being detrimental to the vehicle’s overall health. It is of absolute necessity to maintain the vehicle’s brakes and here is a list of frequently asked questions along with answers with regards to BMW brake maintenance and repairs.
BMW’s components are typically designed to last long, and in the case of brake pads, last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles. The duration of its life completely depends on the user’s driving habits. If you are someone who drives often in heavy traffic and uses your brakes often, a regular inspection would go a long way.
As the brake pads start to wear out, you will feel the following discrepancies – the softness of the brake pedal when activated, the vehicle pulling to the side, car vibration, and loss of vehicle stability when braking. Other notable signs are low brake fluid (warning lights) and the inability to stop abruptly. These are signs of bad brake pads, brake shoes, and/or other related components.
A sign of brake rotor deterioration is the grinding of rotors and brake pads which results in screechy metal-on-metal sounds. In this case, a complete brake replacement is required. If you go through a similar issue, contact us at 956-425-2400 to schedule a service appointment.
The cost for brake repairs and replacements completely depends on the model type and the type of repairs required. Contact us today to get an estimation.
The following services are involved in a brake job – inspection of all the brake components, replacing the brake linings (replacing the brake pads and/or shoes), resurfacing or replacing the brake rotors and/or drums, and adding new brake fluid or bleeding the system as needed.
Under normal circumstances, brakes inspection and repair will take an average of 1 – 2.5 hours. If in case of further wear and tear, it could take a little longer.
If you own a BMW and live in or around Harlingen, Texas, we at Cardenas BMW are here to assist you with your vehicle’s maintenance and servicing. We are empowered with a team of highly skilled certified BMW technicians, and we use authentic BMW parts. Come on down to our dealership to experience a seamless vehicle servicing experience. Click the button below to schedule a service.