Expert Brake Service At Bachman Hyundai

Welcome to our Hyundai dealership’s Brake Service portal, where you’ll find all the information necessary to keep your brakes working the way Hyundai intended. Your brakes are necessary to stop your vehicle safely. However, your brake system is made up of many complicated mechanical and hydraulic parts. Some parts are designed to last years, while others wear out intentionally. Driving style, weather, and your attention affect how quickly these parts wear. To help keep your brake system functioning optimally, we asked our brake experts to talk about how the system works and how to maintain it.

How Your Brake System Works

Your brake system controls and stops your vehicle under various weather conditions and load factors. This means your brakes are one of the most important vehicle safety features. Typically, you’ll only use gentle pressure to stop your Hyundai. However, sometimes, you may need to stop fast to avoid an accident. Sometimes weather factors into the equation, such as snow and rain.

Your Hyundai has a complicated set of parts that operate mechanically and with hydraulics. Knowing how they work helps you use and maintain them properly. The brake system starts when you press the pedal, which activates a mechanical lever and triggers the hydraulic operation. A master cylinder pressurizes the brake fluid, forcing the brake calipers to hold your brake pads against the brake discs. In turn, this force slows your wheels from rotating, eventually bringing you to a stop. The more pressure you apply, the faster you stop.

Modern vehicles have an anti-lock braking system (ABS), further complicating the process. Your ABS stops your brake pads from locking up by rapidly pulsing brake pressure. This movement allows your wheels to continue to rotate rather than enter a skid. Rotating tires provide more traction than skidding tires, allowing better control in crucial situations. If you drive an older vehicle without ABS, you never want to lock up your brakes. Instead, you can simulate the ABS action by pumping your brakes to keep your car under control.

Signs Your Brakes Need Service

In addition to the ABS, your brake system works with stability and traction control systems. To optimize your Hyundai’s performance, we recommend having our service center inspect your brakes every six months or every other oil change. Our service center technicians receive ongoing training to remain updated on all your brake service needs. They can inspect your brakes quickly while we change your engine oil. If they find an issue, they can fix it immediately. However, things can go wrong in between inspections. Bring your car in for service if you experience the following symptoms:

Abnormal Sound During Braking

Despite your brakes’ operating conditions, the process remains remarkably hushed and consistent. So if you hear something unusual when you press the brakes, such as squealing or squeaking, you could have an issue. Your brake pads might be worn out, but that’s normal. Before wearing out entirely, small metal pins expose and contact your rotors, accounting for this unusual sound.

We suggest having a professional mechanic inspect your brakes when you hear unusual noises. Ignoring it can result in more expensive repairs. For example, brake pads cost around $20, but replacing your rotors or discs can cost hundreds. It may be too late to save your discs if you hear grinding. Unusual vibrations or thumping sounds could also indicate a problem with your brakes, though it may also mean there’s an issue with your steering or suspension systems.

Changes in Brake Feel

The longer you drive your Hyundai, the more of a feel you develop for normal operations, such as steering, accelerating, and braking. So if you sense a change in feel while braking, we recommend having your brakes inspected. A change in how your brakes feel could manifest as less resistance from your brake pedal. Your brake pedal will feel soft or move down much faster than usual. Or it could sink to the floor on its own under certain conditions.

Longer Stopping Distances

If you notice needing a longer distance to stop than usual, you may have an issue with your brake system. For example, you might have low brake fluid or a problem with your master cylinder, which affects your ability to stop safely.

Pulling to Either Side

Your Hyundai should drive straight without you needing to steer, including while braking. Therefore, if your car pulls to the side when you brake, you have a problem. For example, you might have a bad caliper or a leaky brake line, or something might be wrong with your steering or suspension. Our technicians can quickly diagnose and fix the issue.

Service You Can Rely On

Bachman service center technicians take pride in their job, no matter how big or small. Our state-of-the-art service center uses the latest tools and equipment to diagnose and fix any problems. In addition, we work on all makes and models, not just Hyundai vehicles. So if you suspect you have a problem with your brakes or want to have them inspected, we can help.

Our inspection includes a thorough examination of all your system’s parts. We check your brake pads, lines, calipers, and other associated moving parts. We also test your master cylinder and brake fluid for pressure and quality and measure the height of your brake pedal, the distance it travels, and the level of resistance. Your technician also inspects your brake rotors and discs for damage or wear.

We only use genuine Hyundai parts for all our services and repairs. For example, we use Hyundai Tucson parts when working on your Tucson because we know they fit right and function properly. And we have the most expansive inventory of Hyundai parts in Louisville.

Have Your Brakes Inspected Today

You count on your Hyundai brake system to keep you and your passengers safe. Bachman Hyundai knows this and takes the time to inspect and report our findings. Your factory-certified technician will review the inspection, and if we find an issue, you’ll receive a detailed explanation, including how much the repairs will cost and the time it will take to complete. We invite you to schedule a brake inspection online or stop by our service center at your convenience.

Bachman Hyundai is located at: 630 Broadway Street • Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Bachman Hyundai 38.2744807, -85.746657.