Brake Service, Repair & Maintenance In Tampa, FL

When it comes to brake service, you want to bring your vehicle to a service center you can trust. Our service department in Tampa, FL, has factory-trained technicians you can count on for your Volvo brake service. Whether you need a full brake replacement, new brake pads, or anything else related to your braking system, we have the OEM-approved parts to get your car running smoothly again. We even have brake service specials to help you cover any costs. So, if you've been desperately searching the web trying to find "brake service near me," your search is over. Schedule service with us today!

The Importance of Brake Repair & Brake Service

It's no surprise that having properly working brakes is an incredibly important component of driving safely. Most people ignore their brakes until it is too late. It would be best if you had your brakes checked at least once a year to make sure that all of the components are in good shape and working properly. If any of the parts of your system are weak or broken, you run the risk of not being able to bring your vehicle to a complete and safe stop. On average, your brakes should be checked every 12,000 miles or once a year.

How To Know If You Are Due For Brake Service

As we mentioned, even if you don't notice any outright issues, we still recommend checking your brakes once a year. Additionally, your Owner's Manual will be able to tell you how often to get your brake fluid replaced. (Yes. There is such a thing as brake fluid.) Aside from these check-ins, look out for the following signs to know if you need brake service:

  • You feel vibrations or shaking when you brake
  • You hear squeaking or squealing when you brake
  • It's taking longer for your vehicle to come to a complete stop than normal
  • Your brake pedal presses less or more than it usually does
  • A dashboard symbol that is relevant to your brakes illuminates (see your Owner's Manual for meanings of different symbols)
  • Your vehicle pulls to one direction when you brake

If you experience any of these, it is time for brake service. You may need a full brake replacement, or you may just need new brake pads. Trust our team to give you an efficient and proper diagnosis. If you have any questions before scheduling service, please let us know.

The Many Parts of Your Braking System

Did you know that your braking system is composed of hundreds of tiny parts you may never see?! All of them work together to keep you safe. When you come for brake service, we will check the following parts:

  • Brake Rotors: These are also known as discs or drums. This is what your brake pads connect to in order to stop your wheels.

  • Brake Hoses: These carry fluid from your brake line to your calipers. We will look for cracks or deterioration in your hose to make sure it is working properly.

  • Cylinders: The master or hydraulic cylinder feeds brake fluid into the circuit.

  • Parking Brake Cables: These are responsible for pulling the drums or calipers in order to activate your parking brake.

  • Heat Shield: This helps to prevent buildup and keep your brake system running smoothly.

  • Calipers: These help to squeeze the pads up against the rotors to ensure proper stopping.

These are just a few of the many components. Don't worry. We don't expect you to know about any of this stuff. Our experts will take care of anything necessary to get your car performing well again.

We Are Here to Help!

The team at our full-service repair center is ready to help you. We can offer you excellent brake service, but we also provide oil changes, car battery replacement, tire service, and many other repairs to help your vehicle. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Contact

Volvo Cars Tampa

6008 North Dale Mabry Highway
Directions Tampa, FL 33614

  • Sales: 813-678-2812
  • Service: 813-586-3347
  • Parts: 813-606-5145

Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM-7:30 PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM-7:30 PM
  • Friday 9:00AM-6:30 PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sunday 12:00PM-5:00 PM