rotorsHow do you know when it may be time to replace your new and used GMC Trucks’ brake pads or take your new or used GMC truck to the Thunder Bay Service Center for the appropriate maintenance?  Well, sometimes they will begin squeaking and/or grinding, but this is not always the case, so it really is best to keep track of the miles driven and take your GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay ON to have the work done before its past due, or at least to inspect the condition of the pads on a regular basis.  Edmunds says, “But noise alone isn’t always the best indicator, so it’s best to anticipate when this will happen by periodically inspecting the thickness of the brake pads.”

Also, if your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks vibrate when you are braking, then it is possible, if not likely that you have a warped rotor or rotors.  When you are dealing with this, it is a possibility that you will need to replace or turn the rotors whenever your GMC Trucks Service Center in Thunder Bay replaces the next set of pads.  If you are a person who replaces their own brake pads, fine, but you will not want to handle your own rotor work, so call your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Service for this work.

If you plan to do your own brake pad replacement, these are the steps: –remove the wheel, remove the slider bolt, pivot the caliper up, slide out the old brake pads, replace the retaining clips, slide in the new brake pads, retract the pistons, monitor the brake fluid level, reposition the caliper, reinstall the slider bolt, repeat for the other side, test-drive under safe conditions, and remove the wheel.  There are many how-to descriptions we will get into further in another post here, on behalf of your GMC Truck Service in Thunder Bay.