brake service

BRAKES

LET THE EXPERTS HANDLE YOUR BRAKES

The braking system on your vehicle delivers stopping power to the wheels. Make sure to have your brakes serviced regularly to help prevent unnecessary damage to the rotors, calipers, and other related systems. It is recommended that a trained professional inspect and, if necessary, service your braking system to help ensure all components are working properly and as designed.

Whether you need brake service or replacement, your Certified Service technician can help you get safely—and confidently—back on the road. They will recommend quality brake components such as ACDelco, that are designed, tested, and backed by GMC. After all, no one knows your vehicle and it’s components better than your Certified Service experts.

BRAKE TROUBLE SIGNS QUIZ:

ANSWER YES OR NO

  1. Are your brakes making squealing, chirping, or grinding noises?
  2. Does your brake pedal pulsate or feel soft?
  3. Does it take longer distances to come to a complete stop?
  4. Does your vehicle pull to one side when stopping?
  5. Does your steering wheel shake when applying brakes?
  6. Do you see visibly excessive brake dust on the wheels?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions, have your GMC Certified Service technicians inspect your brakes right away.

SCHEDULE SERVICE

BRAKE WEAR BASICS

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO GET MY BRAKES CHECKED?

Noises such as squealing, chirping, and grinding as well as pedal pulsations may be indications that brake service is required. Also, since brake components wear out at different intervals under different driving conditions, have your brakes serviced or inspected at least every 7,500 miles.

WHAT CAUSES PEDAL PULSATION AND/OR NOISE?

Some common causes of brake pedal pulsation and/or noises include:

  • Worn brake pads
  • Heat-cracked or worn rotors
  • Loose-fitting brake pads in the caliper
  • Missing or damaged noise insulators
  • Uneven torque of lug nuts or caliper hardware

WHAT CAUSES BRAKES TO “CHIRP?”

Vehicles often come equipped with a small thin piece of metal attached to the brake pad to act as a warning indicator when the pad material is getting low and the brake pads should be replaced. This device makes a chirping noise on brake application, letting you know it’s time to have your brakes serviced.

WHAT BRAKE COMPONENTS WEAR OUT?

Brake calipers, brake pads, brake rotors, brake shoes, and brake hoses will all need to be repaired or replaced at some point as part of regular brake service and maintenance during the normal lifespan of a vehicle.

SIGNS OF BRAKE CALIPER WEAR

The brake caliper is a hydraulic clamp that pinches the brake pad onto the brake rotor. Some signs of wear may include:

  • Brake lockup
  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied
  • Reduced braking force
  • Spongy brake-pedal feel
  • Brake-pedal pulsation
  • Longer stopping distances
  • Fluid leakage near caliper

SIGNS OF BRAKE PAD WEAR

These flat pads comprised of frictional material make contact with the rotor, bringing your vehicle to a stop. Some signs of wear may include:

  • Chirping, grinding, or squealing noise
  • Difficulty stopping
  • Low brake-pedal height

SIGNS OF BRAKE ROTOR WEAR

Your brake rotors are rotating discs that help slow or stop the vehicle when brake pads make contact. Some signs of wear may include:

  • Brake-pedal pulsation
  • Squealing or grinding noise
  • Low brake-pedal height
  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied

SIGNS OF BRAKE SHOES WEAR

Used mostly in rear braking systems, brake shoes press against the inside of your brake drum to cause friction, slowing or stopping your vehicle. Some signs of wear may include:

  • Low brake-pedal height
  • Longer stopping distances
  • Squealing or unusual noises
  • Brake-pedal pulsation

SIGNS OF BRAKE HOSE WEAR

The brake hose carries brake fluid from the solid-steel brake lines on your vehicle’s frame to the caliper or wheel cylinder. Flexible brake hoses are necessary to allow the caliper or wheel cylinder to move freely with your vehicle’s suspension. Some signs of wear may include:

  • Spongy brake-pedal feel
  • Visible hose cracks
  • Fluid leaks
  • Damp appearance on hose
  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied

BRAKE INSTALLATION - $99.95 or less per axle

on most ACDelco Advantage brake pads installed. Includes rotor inspection.

300 x 120

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  • Turning or replacing rotors, all other services, and tax extra. Excludes medium-duty trucks, high-performance pads, and other select vehicles. See participating U.S. dealer for eligible vehicles and details.

  • Nontransferable. See dealer for details.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

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  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.