The automotive braking system generates powerful resistance to forward momentum when you push the brake pedal. Several essential braking components require routine maintenance for peak performance, safety, and peace of mind. Mazda owners choose us to have certified technicians complete routine brake system maintenance and repairs with genuine OEM parts. Customers interested in paying less for Mazda-certified brake system service quality can apply service specials commonly featuring brake pad replacement and fluid exchange services. Keep reading about common brake services and schedule an appointment today at LaFontaine Mazda of Livonia.
Mazda recommends brake system inspections as proactive maintenance alongside other services and in response to braking problems, such as noises, metallic grinding, pulling toward one side, or requiring greater distance to stop. Certified brake system inspections include checking the components at all four wheels, including pads, rotors, lines, hardware, calipers, and fluid.
Hydraulic brake fluid allows stopping power to pass from the master cylinder to the calipers that press brake pads against the rotors. Brake fluid has a hygroscopic property that absorbs moisture over time, explaining why brake fluid requires exchange service every three years no matter how many miles.
Front and rear brake pads generate stopping power alongside the rotors, handling extreme friction and heat that causes them to wear down. Brake pad replacement service is necessary no later than when they measure 3mm. Worn brake pads will cause a dashboard warning light for equipped models or an eardrum piercing screech as wear tabs strike the rotors. Brake pad replacement service includes all, front, or rear pads as needed.
Brake rotors connect to the wheels and handle intense friction and heat, causing depreciation, such as grooving, cracking, and warping in rare cases. Brake rotor resurfacing removes minor wear and tear, restoring disc flatness. Brake rotors with deep grooves or warping must receive replacement service to restore factory specifications.
Mazda owners in Canton, Westland, Dearborn Heights, and Redford Charter Township, MI can schedule brake services online or by phone. The online appointment scheduler allows for customers to book services around the clock at their convenience within minutes. We also welcome customers to call us during normal hours to schedule service appointments with assistance from our helpful staff.