Slowing down and stopping your Nissan on demand involves a hydraulic braking system generating resistance to forwarding momentum. The brake system has several essential components that need routine maintenance, including pads at 3-4mm, rotors when the disc surface is compromised, and fluid every 2-3 years. We are the premier service provider for the Sentra, Murano, Altima, Rogue, and other Nissan models. We employ factory-trained and certified technicians who understand the Nissan braking system professionally. We stock our parts department with OEM brake parts and fluid. Continue reading about the most common brake services and schedule an appointment today at Colonial Nissan of Medford, near Somerville, Malden, Boston, and Cambridge, MA.
Brake system inspections check essential components to know when they need maintenance. Diagnosis is a more detailed inspection to identify problem components and formulate a repair recommendation. Frequent brake system inspections alongside other maintenance such as oil changes help drivers manage brake component maintenance and overall vehicle safety. Nissan owners schedule diagnosis services in response to problems requiring greater distance to stop, grinding/squealing noise from near the wheels, brake pedal vibration, or pulling toward the side when stopping.
Hydraulic brake fluid sends stopping force from the master cylinder pump into the calipers that press brake pads into rotors. Brake fluid requires exchange service every 2-3 years due to its hygroscopic tendency to absorb moisture that can vaporize and compress within the brake lines.
High-friction brake pads wear down incrementally until the steel backing plate contacts the rotor. Nissan recommends brake pad replacement when 3-4mm remains on the backing plate. Our comprehensive brake service menu includes front and rear replacement.
Brake rotors have a flat outer disc designed to generate maximum friction with the brake pads. The area contacting the brake pads experiences wear and tear with enough use. Resurfacing removes minor wear and tear while restoring disc flatness. Rotors with excessive wear and tear require replacement service.
Nissan owners can schedule brake services online or by phone. Remember that we operate on Saturday if you manage a busy weekday schedule and need a weekend service appointment. We have courtesy loaner cars and transportation shuttle rides available for customers to get around during brake services.