Brake Repair in Boise

Front/Rear Brake Repair at Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise

When your Subaru brakes come due for service, we encourage you to schedule a service appointment at Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise. Your braking system comes comprised of an intricate series of parts, including a master cylinder, pads, calipers, pistons and more. As with all other parts, they will require routine service and repairs every so often to ensure proper stopping power and immediate brake response time. When your front or rear brakes come due for repairs, schedule an appointment at Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise.

How Does the Braking System Work?

Most front/rear brake systems use an intricate series of components which activate immediately as soon as you push the pedal down. The pedal connects to a master cylinder which, in turn, begins to pump brake fluid from the reservoir to the calipers through brake lines. Once the fluid powers the calipers, they interact with the pads to slow or stop the vehicle using friction.

What Are Some Common Brake Problems Requiring Repairs?

The biggest problem comes from wear and tear over time, especially the brake pads which see the most action. Another common problem stems from depletion of brake fluid, necessitating a refill or top off here in Boise, ID. Finally, and more common on newer cars, the brake rotors can become warped due to overheating. This often occurs from commutes with heavier traffic or road work, when frequent stopping becomes a necessity.

When Should I have My Brakes Serviced?

We recommend routine inspections once every six months, but many brake components might require replacement around every 30,000 miles, so we include it on routine 30/60/90k maintenance plans.

What Are Some Signs of Brake Issues?

Brake problems can manifest in different ways, including the brake dashboard warning light. This light looks like a circle with semicircles around it, representing the brake pads and calipers, respectively. Other problems from warped rotors include a pulsing sound or scraping/squealing when applying brakes. Your brake pad may also feel softy or spongy to the touch.

If any of these symptoms present themselves, schedule an appointment and come see us here at Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise. You may also schedule an appointment if you have any questions or you think an inspection makes sense at this time. See you soon!

Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise

11196 West Fairview Ave.
Directions Boise, ID 83713

  • Service: 888-329-0486

Hours

  • Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise

    11196 West Fairview Ave.
    Boise, ID 83713

    • Sales: 888-628-3910
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