FIAT of Winter Haven serving Auburndale, FL is more than just your new FIAT car dealership. We want your vehicle to be as safe as possible when you drive it off our lot and beyond, and brake safety is a huge part of keeping it in top condition.

It’s not an overstatement to say that when you drive, you use your brakes all the time. As is the way of the universe, the more you use something, the less of it you have, the same is true of brake parts such as pads and discs. That is why both will need to be periodically replaced.

If you’re wondering, “when do I need to replace my brakes?” we have a few answers. Oftentimes when warning lights flash on our dashboards or we hear funny sounds while we’re driving, we tend to ignore them, so long as the car is functioning properly. This isn’t the best practice under any circumstance but is especially dangerous when it comes to brakes.

If your check brakes light comes on, visit our FIAT service center and see what the problem is. If you hear screeching when you apply the brakes or feel an unusual pressure or vibration, come into your Winter Haven FIAT dealership and let our service professionals fix the problem. Friction leads to wear and tear, and braking works on friction. You can be gentle with your braking and buy yourself some additional time, but sooner or later, you will need to replace your pads and discs to keep your car safe.

Your friends at FIAT of Winter Haven are here to help you with your automotive needs. Contact us today to learn more or to set up an appointment!