Chevy Brake Service & Replacement In Birmingham, AL

Chevy Brake Service And Replacement

If you’ve noticed a spongy brake, excessive vibrating when slowing down, or loud squealing noises from your vehicle, you may need brake service. These signs are just some of the most common indicators that your vehicle needs care, and our Step One Chevrolet experts will be happy to take on the task of providing that care. Our technicians can evaluate your vehicle and determine if you could use a brake fluid change, have brake caliper damage, need new brake rotors, or require some other service.

Common Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

When it’s time for Chevrolet brake service, your vehicle will typically let you know. You’ll likely spot a few signs over several weeks:

  • Squeaking or squealing when stopping or slowing down
  • Grinding noises, as if the metal is in direct contact with other metal
  • Spongy or unresponsive braking
  • Excessive vibrating when slowing or stopping
  • Excessive brake dust on the tires and wheel area

In addition to all these signs, you may also spot a brake service warning indicator coming to life on your dashboard. As with many other lights, this light is often pre-programmed to turn on after a certain number of miles traveled to encourage you to get preventative maintenance. However, sometimes it serves as a warning of something actively amiss.

The rule of thumb for brake service is simple: the sooner, the better. Letting your braking system continue to worsen can put you, your passengers, and other people on the road at risk. Going in for regular car inspections is also useful for spotting other brewing problems, such as if it might be time for battery replacement. To learn more about Chevy brake replacement, repair, and service, call our Step One Chevrolet service center.

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SunClosed

What Does Brake Service Include?

Every brake service is unique and will include the care your vehicle needs most. Usually, brake service includes an inspection of your braking system, perhaps with a test drive and a look at the vehicle’s brake pads, rotors, calipers, and more. A technician will also inspect your braking fluid levels.

If one of our technicians determines that your vehicle requires replacement parts, we’ll install authentic GM parts from our inventory. That means you can rest assured these parts will exactly match your vehicle and should work flawlessly.

Get Your Chevrolet Brake Service in Birmingham, AL, Today

Our location near Hoover, AL, can be your authorized service center. Nestled right next to our Chevy body shop, our technicians will work tirelessly to craft an action plan for your vehicle to help you and your family spend more time on the road and feel more confident behind the wheel.

If you need anything from a brake fluid flush to a Chevrolet oil change, we’re here to help. Give us a call to schedule your service appointment with our experts near Tuscaloosa, AL, today!


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I replace the brake pads on my Chevy vehicle?

Brake pads for any vehicle will likely need replacement every 30,000 to 60,000 miles or if you notice any signs of wear and tear. However, you should consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for a more specific time frame. Signs to be alert for include grinding, excessive vibrating when slowing down, and squeaking or squealing when the braking system gets engaged.

Are Chevy brake pads covered under warranty?

Typically, routine care and replacement parts are not services covered under your vehicle’s warranty. New Chevy vehicles can receive a complimentary oil change within their first twelve months.1 However, brake pads do not often need to be replaced during this time window. That being said, you can ask our team members about service specials to help you save on regular maintenance costs.

How do I know if my Chevy brakes need bleeding?

Your vehicle’s braking system may require bleeding if you notice the brake pedal is soft and other brake service doesn’t resolve the issue. This procedure aids in the removal of air bubbles from the hydraulic braking system in an attempt to make the system more responsive and help you stay safe on the road. Call or visit our service center for more details on this type of advanced care.


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1The complimentary maintenance services listed on this web page are for informational purposes and shall not be solely relied upon. These services may have specific conditions, limitations, and exclusions, and not all vehicles may qualify for complimentary maintenance. For detailed coverage specifics, including what is included in the complimentary maintenance and any potential costs, please contact our dealership.

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