Your brake system plays a major role in keeping you and your passengers safe during all of your adventures. To help you maintain the various elements of your vehicle’s brake system, Massey Hyundai in Hagerstown, Maryland invites our Winchester, Virginia; Martinsburg, West Virginia; and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania customers to visit our professional service department. Your local Hyundai dealership is ready to help you hit the road with confidence in the new year. 


Brake pads are comprised of friction material that is attached to a sturdy steel backing plate. When you engage your brakes, the friction material on your brake pad is forced against both the inner and outer surfaces of the steel brake rotor under tremendous pressure. The friction that results causes your car wheels to slow rapidly, allowing for quick, controlled, and safe stopping. Over time, with frequent use, your brakes the friction material and brake rotor begins to wear away, requiring replacement. 



Experiencing any of the following warning signs could indicate that your brake system needs inspecting, including: 


  • Brake pedal requires excess pressure

  • Brake pedal responds slowly

  • Vehicle requires longer distances to stop than in the past

  • Dashboard brake warning light comes on and stays on

  • Vehicle is near or past the number of miles manufacturer recommends between brake fluid exchanges

  • Been more than 1 year/12,000 miles since last brake inspection

  • Vehicle wobbles or pulsates when driving at highway speeds

  • Shaking steering wheel

  • Squealing, squeaking, or grinding brakes

  • Notice unusual vibrations or sounds when braking

  • Car pulling to the right or left when braking

  • Brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or pedal seems spongy

Is it time to schedule your next brake system evaluation? Don’t forget to visit our service coupons page to learn more about the available specials at your local Hyundai dealership’s service department all January long. Come by to see our professional service team at 1706 Massey Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. You can also give us a call at (301) 739-6756. Our service hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM-6:30 PM and Saturdays 8 AM-5 PM.

Categories: Service, Parts, Fleet, Body Shop