Subaru Brakes


Subaru Brake Repair & Replacement in Janesville, WI

Help keep your Subaru Outback, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, and Crosstrek running reliably, smoothly, and efficiently with routine brake inspections at Janesville Subaru. Our technicians are skilled and experienced on all Subaru models and know exactly what it takes to ensure your Subaru is running on optimal levels all year round. Learn more about the importance of regular brake changes along with warning signs your brake pads need to be replaced.

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When should I service my brakes?

Depending on your driving habits and lifestyle demands, it's recommended to change out your brake pads every 50,000 miles. Factors that can lower your brake pad's lifespan include hard braking, road debris, and poor maintenance. Whenever you bring your Subaru in for an oil change or routine maintenance, we'll inspect your brake system for any issues or concerns.

What does a brake inspection include?

Regular brake inspections are vital to your Subaru's performance and your safety, during a brake inspection we'll thoroughly check the following:

  • Inspecting for even wear 
  • Checking brake fluid levels
  • Measuring brake pad/shoe thickness
  • Checking for any leaks in the brake line
  • Inspecting calipers for wear, fluid leaks, and movement
  • Checking anti-lock brake sensors
  • Testing hardware and making necessary adjustments

Have my brakes gone bad?

Common warning signs that your Subaru's brake pads are going bad or are pasts their limit include:
  • Brakes feel spongy or hard to press down
  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Your car pulls to one side
  • Your steering wheel or brake pedal shakes when applying the brake
  • Your Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) warning lights come on

Brake Service FAQs:

Vibrations, shakes, and jitters are all common warning signs that your brake rotors are warped. If you're experiencing any of these things, you should bring your car in immediately for maintenance if it’s still safe to drive. Warped rotors may need to be either ground down to working order or replaced.

There are small, metal hairs at the bottom, which make loud noises. If you hear squealing or scraping, it means that your brakes are nearly out of gripping material.

Brake fluid helps transfer the movement and force created when you press down on the brake pedal.

  • Check brake pads and rotors.
  • Flushing your brake fluid.
  • Bleeding your brake lines.
  • Replacing or updating older worn brake parts.
  • Routine maintenance includes engine oil services, inspection services, brake fluid service, engine air filter, tire rotations and changes, and cabin air microfilter change.

    Getting your brake pads inspected and changed is important to not only help maintain your vehicle’s performance but also your safety. Over time your pads wear down from use, and if you start to hear squealing, rattling, or grinding, you should have your brakes looked at immediately.

    Why Service at Janesville Subaru?

    We offer the expert care your Subaru deserves, you'll receive the expertise of our Factory Trained Teams, who have been trained by the most advanced Subaru technical instructors. They are equipped with Specialized Tools to help ensure accurate diagnosis and repair and use Genuine Subaru Parts for trusted performance. Every service also comes with a free Multi-Point Inspection to help keep your vehicle's safety and quality in check. Not everyone goes to these lengths. For us, it's the Subaru way.