The brake system can be considered the most critical safety system in your vehicle. That’s why complete brake service Phoenix AZ is available from the experts at the Earnhardt Lexus service center. This includes brake pad replacement, brake fluid replacement, ABS brake repair and more. Schedule an appointment easily with this online tool.
At Earnhardt Lexus, we encourage our customers to know the basics of their car's operation, especially familiarity with sensors which light when a service appointment is needed. If the anti-lock brake (ABS) sensor is lit or your car has any other brake issues, it is a warning sign your vehicle should be inspected by an Earnhardt Lexus service professional for possible ABS brake repair in Phoenix AZ.
Why do you need a Lexus service department that can handle complete brake repair? That’s because there are many elements to the sophisticated brake systems today. You deserve a car repair technician who knows every element of your brake system.
The mechanical parts include the brake pads, lines, hoses, calipers and wheel cylinders. Other important components are brake fluid, pedals, the brake sensor, the ABS sensor, and the corresponding warning lights. On most vehicles, when the ignition is turned on the sensors typically come on, then go out.
• Grinding brakes
• Squealing brakes
• Strange vibrations when braking
• Loss of brake pressure
• ABS or Brake Light
If the ABS sensor is lit, a diagnostic will be run to check the anti-lock system. The service professional may run this anyway to make sure all of the ABS is in good working order. There are several components that will be checked during the scheduled service appointment.
Brake Fluid Level
The service professional will check the level and condition of your car’s brake fluid which is used in your hydraulic brake system. If needed, the brake fluid will be replaced.
Brake Pad Replacement
Brake pads are often the most worn parts of the system. They get heated up and become thin with use. The pads should be checked at least every 6,000 miles and must be replaced with the proper kind for your vehicle’s make and model.
Brake Rotors or Discs
Brake rotors will be inspected with the brake pads. Both are in contact when the brakes are used. Your car’s rotors should have a smooth surface. If your technician finds upon inspection that the rotors are no longer smooth, they can be resurfaced. If resurfacing won’t work, the rotor will be replaced. New pads will be reinstalled after getting rotors resurfaced.
A scan tool can be used with your car’s diagnostic connector to note any trouble codes associated with the brake system.
Lines and Master Cylinder
The master cylinder and the brake lines move brake fluid from the reservoir to each brake. Your Earnhardt service technician will check for any signs of a leak.
Keeping a strict maintenance schedule for your car is the way to make sure you and your family are safe when driving. The Lexus manual recommends a service appointment at 6 months/5,000 miles and 12 months/10,000 miles.
Regular service on your Lexus or luxury automobile will help you maintain the best level of safety, performance, reliability and even resale value on your investment. It is important to keep regular service appointments so each component of your brakes can be checked ensuring your car operates at the highest performance and safety level. Get the help you need for your brakes by calling or contacting Earnhardt Lexus service center.