How long do GMC brake rotors & pads last?

Construction, driving style, and vehicle type influence the life of your rotors and pads. Depending on these considerations, GMC brake pads need replacement every 30,000 – 80,000 miles. Pads wear out faster than rotors, but you should replace them as a set. Worn rotors may not engage well with new brake pads. The previous brake pads left some of their material on the rotors. This residue may result in the new brake pads bedding unevenly. A comprehensive brake job may be needed sooner than you were expecting. It’s good practice to have your brake system inspected by an expert mechanic to spot issues before they cause damage to your Acadia brake system. You should replace both rotors on each axle when doing brake repair. The front brakes do nearly all the braking; you should expect to replace them sooner than the rears.

How do I know if a brake inspection or fluid flush for my GMC is warranted?

Regular fluid flushes can prevent costly repairs. Preventative measures such as regular inspections will prevent safety-endangering problems from developing. After two years, your Acadia brake fluid is probably saturated with water and contamination. Even if you don’t drive your Acadia much, moisture will find its way into the brake fluid, leading to brake failure. Your brake system is open to ambient air to equalize pressure when you drive into a different weather system. Bring your GMC Acadia to Precision Auto Care to ensure your brake system is operating like new. GMC recommends tire rotations every 5,000-7,500 miles. While you are here, we will check your entire brake system, pads, rotors, fluid levels, lines, and calipers to ensure you are safe out on the road.

What are the indicators that brake rotors or pads need to be changed?

Schedule your appointment with Precision Auto Care if you experience any of the following:

  • The brake pedal sinks closer to the floor than usual or needs more force than usual 
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking, or noises occur during braking 
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking 
  • Your dashboard Brake Warning Light comes on 
  • You have grinding, squeaking, or squealing brakes 
  • Your vehicle doesn’t stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction 
  • It takes longer to stop than normal 
  • Brake inspections should be about once a year. Every other tire rotation is roughly a year’s worth of driving. We offer a complimentary multi-point inspection on every visit

What will my brake service include when I visit Precision Auto Care?

Every vehicle is different because every driver is different. Depending on the results of the inspection, your brake service may include the following:

  • Brake pad Replacement 
  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced 
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement 
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment 
  • Brake Caliper Replacement 
  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines 
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement

In slippery conditions, the ABS and stability control help you maintain control. Wheel sensors communicate with these systems; they will not work without input from the wheel sensors. While conducting a brake inspection on your Acadia, our mechanic will test these vital sensors. Our ASE-certified technician will fine-tune your emergency brakes. Following a road test to confirm your GMC conforms to factory specifications, the service is complete. We have dedicated brake repair experts. Call to get a quote and book an appointment for a brake inspection or any service on your GMC Acadia you need.