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Harris Oceanside specializes in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Front Brake Pad Repair

Front brake pad repair is a replacement of your brake pads. Your front brake pads carry the load of your car’s braking system and often wear out more quickly than your rear brake pads. When you need brake pad replacement in Parksville, BC or the Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, and Nanaimo areas, visit Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC for comprehensive service.

What is Front Brake Pad Replacement?

Replacing your front brake pads is as basic as it sounds. When you visit our service center, we will replace both of your front brake pads with new ACDelco brake pads. Our service technicians remove your wheel to access and remove the necessary braking components to replace brake pads. We also clean the wheel hub area during the replacement process to prevent debris from becoming trapped against the new pad. Brake pad servicing includes a review of other braking system components, such as the rotors, for uneven wear and potential replacement.

Why do I Need to Replace my Front Brake Pads?

As you approach a stoplight or navigate afternoon gridlock, you press the brakes. When you do this, your brake calipers press your brake pad down against the rotor, also known as a brake disc. Think about how many times you brake while driving. Picture the brake pad becoming thinner with each press, tap, and slam. Over time, a pad can become so thin that the caliper contacts the rotor, increasing your chances of a brake failure. A brake failure can lead to wrecks and, at best, damage to your other braking components. Preventative maintenance through timely brake pad replacements helps you avoid more expensive repairs down the road.

How Often do I Need to get my Brakes Replaced or Inspected?

When you have regular service visits for oil changes and tire rotations, make it a point to have your brakes checked every six months. You should also schedule a special inspection when you start to hear a squealing sound when braking. Many brake pads are equipped with a metal tab that appears when the pad surface has worn down to a certain level. When this tab presses against the rotor, it makes a squealing sound. Replacement times for brake pads on different makes and models vary, and quality varies greatly between brake pad manufacturers.

Why Choose Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC for Service?

Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC specializes in routine maintenance and larger service visits for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. When you need brake pad replacement in Parksville, you can rely on receiving incredible service and a full evaluation of any other braking issues. We use high-quality ACDelco brake pads to ensure you experience maximum results as you motor forward.


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