When it comes to Jaguar service, it can be easy to remember things like oil changes and tire rotations and forget about other vital tasks. Regular brake inspections can often fall through the cracks, but these are just as important as all others. Here are some tips about brake service at Jaguar Northfield.

When Should Brakes Be Checked?

Ideally, you should have your braking system examined yearly. Even if it seems fine, this lets technicians take a close look at everything and identify any issues before they become emergencies.

When Do Brake Parts Need to Be Replaced?

There are three main components of the braking system that will probably need to be replaced at some point: the pads, shoes, and rotors. The pads and shoes generally last about 20,000 miles, while the rotors can usually make it to 50,000 miles.

What are the Signs a Brake Repair or Replacement is Needed?

If something is wrong with your brakes, you’re probably going to know about it. Warning signs include:

  • High-Pitched Noise: If you step on the brakes and hear a squeal or squeak, almost certainly this is related to a thinning brake pad.
  • Grinding Sound: If there’s a grinding noise coming from your brakes, this is serious. It could mean that the pad has worn through completely and the rotor and caliper are rubbing against each other.
  • Shaking: If your car shakes when you brake, this may be related to a warped rotor. If it’s not too bad, technicians may be able to grind it down. Otherwise, it will need to be replaced.
  • Soft Pedal: Your brake pedal should be firm. If it’s soft or spongey, this is probably due to a leak in the brake line. Make sure to drive your Jaguar car straight to our service center if you experience soft braking.

You never want to take any risks with your brakes. If you’ve noticed any of these issues, make an appointment with the service center at Jaguar Northfield to have the problem diagnosed. Don’t wait until it’s too late!