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What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Nissan Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch, we offer a multi-point check with each service visit that includes accurately inspecting your Nissan brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our exceedingly accomplished mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are tremendously common and need to be checked regularly as they can wear over time
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is required
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for excessive wear and tear
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of apparent brake fluid leaks

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The Nissan brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Nissan brake pedals to power the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Brake Hoses transmit brake fluid from the brake line to your Nissan brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be examined constantly for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your Nissan maintenance schedule for more data on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to initiate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to initiate the parking brake of your Nissan.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically make contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's very essential to keep Nissan brake pads fresh by replacing them as they experience quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your Nissan maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • Rotors again called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are many types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let find the best type of brake rotors for your Nissan
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and a computer allows your car to keep traction on the road continuously.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Nissan braking system together so it can function properly.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby continuing the life of your brake system.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Nissan rotors to slow or stop your car.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damage to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start distorting them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from disproportionate heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will evenly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Mostly, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

How much do new brake pads cost?

Nissan brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your Nissan. Contact Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch today at 7207042146 or schedule your brake service online.

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Nissan rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch we'll have one of our Nissan technicians examine your car to give you a recommendation and estimate. As stated prior, since we are able to order parts directly from Nissan we can save you time and capital replacing your rotors.

Nissan Brake Specials

Not only will you receive an exciting discount on your brake service but you'll still get to experience the many perks of doing business with Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch. You can explore one of our extraordinary brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for extra savings. We're the highest-rated service department in Denver with factory-certified mechanics, free Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch offers incredible prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Denver. So explore our unique offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 7207042146.

Why choose Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch for all your Nissan brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch, our Service Center strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the store, as well capital on unnecessary repairs or extraneous auto repair. We are proud to serve all Nissan owners and are the best location to service your Nissan car, truck or SUV in Denver and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the best appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a quick multi-point check or alignment check, our team will be more than happy to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch?

This can be a more difficult question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different items that may be necessary for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point check, your Nissan brake service may include:

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

How much does a Nissan Brake Flush cost?

Proper car inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with expensive repairs in the future. Bring your Nissan to our store to make sure your brake system is operating properly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

How much does a brake job cost?

Brake pads for a Nissan can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad needed.

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the chance of simply resurfacing your Nissan rotors rather than replacing them.

Nissan Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and parts. At Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch we have a variety of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM parts directly from the manufacturer, we are able to locate parts at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our clients unlike non-franchise service centers or Nissan brake repair shops. We still specialize in Nissan brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job finished in an efficient manner.

How long do Nissan brake rotors last?

This depends massively on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of car you're driving. Nissan rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Confer with your Nissan maintenance manual for more facts. Remember, it's always a good idea to have your complete brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before they cause damage to other parts of your Nissan brake system. Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch offers an variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 7207042146 or schedule an appointment online today!

Nissan Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components usually wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a vehicle. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should confer your Nissan service manual for suggested maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should invariably have your service department perform a multipoint check which includes inspecting your brake system.

Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inDenver

Contact Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch when you need quality brake service in Denver CO. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can likewise click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Our Nissan Certified mechanics provide expert diagnostics, fast & dependable maintenance & brake repair for your car. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more.

Nissan Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends greatly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Nissan has, but usually front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are normally under much less stress.

Nissan Brake Specials near Denver

An industry leader in components & service, we have service advisers on standby accessible to help you with diagnostics & repairs. Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch located near Denver is the best service & repair center in a distinct position to help you with all your automotive needs. Our Nissan team is capable of diagnosing any problem your car may have and give you the facts you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just great customer service which is why we are rated the top brake repair shop in Highlands Ranch!

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to replace at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your Nissan front rotors will damage faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Ask Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch for more details by dialing 7207042146 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your complete braking system. At our Nissan diagnostics are free during each visit.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Nissan rotors will usually last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Nissan pads in a regular manner you can damage the other parts.

Nissan Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the parts of your Nissan brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can seriously affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed frequently. Confer your Nissan maintenance manual for details on exact mileage intervals.For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our Nissan experts at Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch. You can even schedule your appointment online.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Nissan brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are tremendously obvious signs that can signify the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Nissan brakes. Nevertheless, there are many other, and less clear, indicators that your Nissan brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch if you experience any of the following:

  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or exceedingly loud noises occur during braking
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning light on your dashboard comes on
  • Your vehicle doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • You are over the number of miles that Nissan endorses between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at high speeds
  • It takes your vehicle exceedingly longer distances to stop than normal
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or seems loose, or may require more force than usual
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch offers a complimentary multi-point check each visit)

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Usually you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Nissan as they tend to wear out quicker. Nissan rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of other factors. Schedule an appointment online with Larry H. Miller Nissan Highlands Ranch to get a free multipoint inspection on your complete brake system.

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