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Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville Service Center

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Expert Brake Services in Merrillville, IN

Brakes are fundamental vehicle components that play an instrumental role in your safety. To promote a seamless, reliable ride, look to Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville. Our Infiniti-certified technicians are here to bring value and long-term performance to your vehicle with top-quality brake services in our state-of-the-art facility in Merrillville, IN.

Symptoms of Bad Brake Rotors or Pads

When your brakes begin to decline, you will likely experience some unsettling symptoms. The common signs that indicate it’s time for brake services include:

  • Shaking steering wheel
  • Difficulty or prolonged stopping
  • Loud scraping metal noises when braking
  • Vehicle wobbles at high speeds
  • Brake pedal is loose or presses down further than usual
  • Squeaking brakes

Comprehensive Brake Services

At Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville, we take a full-stack approach to brake services. Our comprehensive brake system inspection, advanced diagnostics, and troubleshooting enable us to conduct the following repair and replacement services:

  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor and caliper alignment
  • Brake fluid flushing and replacement
  • Brake rotor replacement
  • Brake drum resurfacing
  • Brake hose replacement
  • brake caliper replacement

The INFINITI Brake Services Inspection

Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville’s multi-point brake inspection leaves no room for error. Our meticulous process evaluates the following brake system and associated components:

  • Brake hoses to identify wear
  • Function of wheel and brake master cylinders
  • Brake fluid levels and symptoms of leaks
  • Brake rotors and drums to diagnose replacement/resurfacing needs
  • Brake operation and parts replacement

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

The lifespan of a vehicle’s brake pads is anywhere between 30,000 and 70,000 miles. However, this number varies depending on your driving habits and the quality of the brake pads in your vehicle. It’s best to schedule routine maintenance and brake system inspections to avoid damage and driving hazards.

Why Do My Brakes Smell Burnt?

If you smell a burning odor while driving, pull over and allow your brakes to cool down. Verify that you did not mistakenly leave your parking brake turned on. If you notice smoke coming from the steering wheel, this indicates a brake caliper malfunction and your vehicle is no longer safe to drive.

How Do I Know When to Replace Brake Pads?

When it’s time to replace your brake pads, you will likely be met with symptoms that remind you to call Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville to schedule your brake services. The signs of worn brake pads include:

  • Squeaking or squealing when braking
  • ABS light on car dashboard or warning light
  • Grinding brakes

How Do I Know How Often to Change Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is less demanding in terms of frequency. It is recommended that brake fluid be flushed and replaced every two to three years. However, if you suspect a brake fluid leak, it’s imperative to schedule brake services immediately, as this occurrence prohibits safe stopping and can lead to severe hazards.

How Often Do Brake Rotors Need to Be Replaced?

Determining how often to replace brake rotors can be tricky, as it depends on the vehicle usage, driving habits, and several other key factors. We recommend routine inspections and brake services to consistently monitor the condition of your brake rotors. However, these components typically require replacement every 30,000-70,000 miles.

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Squeaking brakes are a symptom that generally does not lead to high-cost brake services. However, a professional should promptly inspect and address squeaking brakes as they often point to worn brake pads, rusted or corroded brake rotors, or debris trapped between the rotors and brakes.

Schedule Your Brake Services In Merrillville, IN Today

Don’t wait until you’re driving with unsafe brakes. Optimize your drive with quality brake services and Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville in Merrillville, IN. From simple brake fluid needs to more intricate demands, we have you covered. Contact our team to schedule your service today.

 

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Schedule Your Service Visit Online

Need to have your vehicle serviced at Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville? We make it easy and convenient to schedule your next appointment on our website.

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Why Service at Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville?

Our goal is to provide a quality experience and service to your vehicle and get you back on the road quickly. We have the experience and know-how to address a variety of issues, keeping you safe on the road.

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Patriot INFINITI of Merrillville is located at: 1794 W 81st Ave • Merrillville, IN 46410
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