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MAINTAIN YOUR GMC’S BRAKE SYSTEM

MAINTAIN YOUR GMC’S BRAKE SYSTEM

The key to control is knowing when to stop and check that everything is functioning correctly. Read about the signs of brake wear and what you can do to fix it.

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The age-old saying is true, with great power comes great responsibility. So, if you’re driving a force of great power and capability, you need means of keeping it under control.

Your GMC’s brake system is engineered to deliver important control, especially when slowing or bringing your vehicle to a stop. But if your brakes are not serviced regularly, they may not be able to live up to your GMC’s Professional Grade standard. There are several components to your brakes, such as calipers, pads, rotors, shoes, and hoses that can all experience wear and will need to be replaced during a vehicle’s life span.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Never compromise when it comes to your GMC and its stopping power. Your brakes require attention if:

  • Your brakes make squealing, chirping, or grinding noises.
  • Your brake pedal pulsates or feels soft.
  • Your vehicle takes longer to come to a complete stop.
  • Your steering wheel shakes while you’re driving.
  • You notice excessive brake dust on the wheels.

In many cases, if your vehicle shows warning signs of brake wear, there are often other components of your vehicle that may need attention too. It’s crucial to have your GMC completely checked by a trained GMC Certified Service technician in order to spot any other potential issues that may arise down the road.

GM ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT OFFERS ASSURANCE
With so many manufactures of brake components, finding the right replacement part can be difficult. Fortunately, technicians at your GMC dealer’s service center can replace your brakes with GM Original Equipment (OE) brakes. GM OE parts are the same parts your GMC was built with and are backed by GM.

SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
Your GMC is no ordinary vehicle. Why settle for vehicle maintenance that is just average?

Technicians who perform maintenance on your brakes aren’t your typical techs; they’re factory-trained experts who know your GMC from the inside out. When they check your GMC’s brakes, they can also check the other components of your vehicle as part of a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection. It’s just another way Certified Service goes the extra mile so you can bring your best to the road.

Much like your vehicle, Certified Service techs set out to achieve a higher standard – searching for possibilities to identify and fix potential issues that might occur. Even if you don’t notice any problems or signs of brake issues with your GMC, it is important to get them serviced or inspected every 7,500 miles so you can drive with confidence and control and be more than capable to take on your next challenge.  

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