We offer total braking system care at our Hyundai certified service department by certified technicians, including inspections, pad replacement, fluid exchange, and rotor resurfacing. We will install genuine OEM parts as needed and perform a driving test to confirm the result. When your Hyundai needs routine brake maintenance or repairs, you should only accept the quality service we offer at Happy Hyundai in Oak Lawn, IL.
If you have heard strange noises when braking or have a noticeable decline in braking performance as evidenced by the greater distance needed to stop, the ideal way to diagnose the problem and correct the problem braking is with a brake system inspection by a certified technician. We can provide a thorough assessment of overall braking performance with an inspection of all components. This will include an accurate diagnosis by a certified technician and a transparent referral to corrective maintenance or repairs if needed.
We know that brake pads will need to be replaced as they are designed to wear out over tens of thousands of miles on average. The average pads last around 50,000 miles, but driving habits and vehicle load-bearing physics heavily influence this approximation. Suppose you have heard an audible screeching when braking or the pads have little thickness remaining. In that case, we offer a front, rear, and all brake pad replacement service, including the installation of genuine Hyundai OEM parts of the highest quality.
Brake fluid requires routine inspections every 7,500 miles, and Hyundai recommends exchange service at 22,500 miles for many models. It is important to know this recommendation for your specific model and year, as this varies. Since brake fluid will ultimately break down, get contaminated with moisture, or leak, it will require an exchange service to keep it transferring braking force properly.
Brake rotors take a beating from the brake pads with every application of the brake pedal. They will eventually get grooves, cracks, or otherwise blemished which reduces the surface area, generating resistance that is your vehicle’s stopping power. Minor blemishes can be removed via resurfacing service, but rotors with damage will require replacement service to restore specifications.
When you apply the brakes, the brake pads are clamped against the rotors at approximately 1,000psi and this creates tremendous friction. This friction can heat the braking parts to several hundred degrees Fahrenheit for the average car, which happens every time you drive. Given the task at hand and the fact that brake pads will wear out by design and the rotors will get blemished, your vehicle’s braking system simply requires routine maintenance to generate stopping power at specifications and for ideal safety while driving.