Land Rover Brake Repairs and Brake Replacement Information, Pricing & Cost Estimates
Brakes: Signs & Symptoms of Failure
Servicing your brakes is a necessary part of your Land Rover maintenance. But for many car owners, maintaining a vehicle’s brakes is often overlooked. Keeping your brakes in good working order can also help prevent costly repairs down the road. Below are frequently asked questions about brake repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Brake Repairs & Replacements
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU NEED NEW BRAKE PADS?
The usual signs of failing brake pads include low brake fluid (warning lights) and the inability to stop abruptly. Additionally, you may notice the brake pedal feels soft/spongy, the vehicle is pulling to the side, or the car vibrates or is generally hard to control when braking. These are all symptoms of bad brake pads, brake shoes, or related components.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU NEED NEW BRAKE ROTORS?
The most common sign of bad rotors: is grinding and metal-on-metal sounds when you press the brakes. This is usually because your brake pads have worn down entirely, resulting in the rotors and brake pads making metal-to-metal contact. Once you hear the grinding sound, a complete brake job is usually the only solution.
If your brakes are acting weird, they’re shuddering, your brake warning light is on or they’re just not working right, it’s best to call us at 630-413-0694 or schedule an appointment for an inspection.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPLACE THE BRAKES ON MY LAND ROVER?
Land Rover brake pad life varies depending on your driving habits. If you commute in heavy traffic and use your brakes often, you’ll need to get an inspection more frequently.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A BRAKE JOB OR BRAKE REPAIRS?
A brake job or brake repair usually involves replacing the brake linings (which means replacing the brake pads and/or shoes), resurfacing or replacing the rotors and/or drums, adding new brake fluid, or bleeding the system as needed, and looking for other worn components.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR BRAKE REPAIRS OR BRAKE REPLACEMENT?
Brake repairs or brake replacements for your Land Rover depend on your model type and the type of repairs needed. A brake diagnostic starts at $89.00. Pricing quotes do not include taxes or fees and do not factor in your unique location or related repairs that may also be needed.
HOW LONG DOES A BRAKE REPAIR OR BRAKE REPLACEMENT TAKE?
Under normal circumstances, brake repairs or replacement will take on average, 1-2 1/2 hours. However, based on the number of repairs, it could run a little longer.
Is it worth getting brakes done at a Land Rover dealership?
Absolutely. The best place to have brake repair or replacement performed is at a Land Rover dealership because we use original Land Rover parts, although it can bill out a little higher than independent shops, our Land Rover mechanics are factory-trained, certified, and current in education requirements. Unlike independent shops, who may cut costs by using inferior aftermarket parts and non-certified technicians.
The automotive industry is constantly in a state of change. Every year, awesome new vehicles with new never-before-seen features are released. With all the recent rapid advancements in tech, these changes are happening more dramatically than they ever have before and it’s best to have a knowledgeable and trustworthy Land Rover certified tech from Land Rover Naperville work on your SUV.
The best advice is to bring it to us, our skilled service professionals can give you a quote customized for your car and its demands. To learn more about the cost involved simply contact us by calling 630-413-0694, submit an inquiry, or if you’re ready to schedule your Land Rover brake repairs or brake replacements today, click the Schedule Land Rover Service button below.
This is where you belong, no matter how many miles your Land Rover has traveled to get here. At Land Rover Naperville, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our Land Rover Trained Technicians, the quality of Original Land Rover Parts, and transparent, up-front pricing that fits you and your Land Rover.