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What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking BMW Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Coggin BMW Treasure Coast, we offer a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your BMW brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of and brake fluid leaks
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are copious and need normal checking as they can wear over time
  • Brake Operation & Elements - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function

BMW Brake Specials

Coggin BMW Treasure Coast offers the best rates on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Fort Pierce. Not only will you receive a discount on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the many perks of doing business with Coggin BMW Treasure Coast. We're the highest-rated service department in Fort Pierce with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! You can find one of our many brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for further savings. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 7727425582.

How much does a BMW Brake Flush cost?

Proper vehicle inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Bring your BMW to our dealership to make sure your brake system is operating correctly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

How much does a brake job cost?

Brake pads for a BMW can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired.

BMW Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This value estimate includes labor and elements. At Coggin BMW Treasure Coast we have a variety of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM elements directly from the manufacturer, we are secure to find elements at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our customers unlike non-franchise service centers or BMW brake repair shops. We also specialize in BMW brake repair saving you on labor prices by getting your vehicle's brake job completed in a timely manner.

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the possibility of simply resurfacing your BMW rotors rather than replacing them.

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your BMW rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. As mentioned earlier, since we are mighty to order parts directly from BMW we can save you time and money replacing your rotors At Coggin BMW Treasure Coast we'll have one of our BMW mechanics observe your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate..

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The BMW brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to prohibit the wheels from spinning. There are many types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Coggin BMW find the finest type of brake rotors for your BMW
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road at all times.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and prohibit your wheels from turning. It's exceedingly remarkable to keep BMW brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite frequent of stress each time they are used. Check your BMW maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your BMW rotors to slow or prohibit your vehicle.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your BMW braking system together so it can function correctly.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your BMW brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected customarily for cracks and supplemental symptoms of deterioration. Check your BMW maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prohibit grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to activate the parking brake of your BMW.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your BMW brake pedals to function the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damages to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start warping them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from excessive heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will evenly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Generally, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

How long do BMW brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. BMW rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your BMW maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's always a good idea to have your entire brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before the cause damage to other components of your BMW brake system. Coggin BMW Treasure Coast offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 7727425582 or schedule an appointment online today!

BMW Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the components of your BMW brake system. Brake fluid should be changed constantly. Consult your BMW maintenance manual for information on definite mileage intervals. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can dramatically affect braking performance.You can even schedule your appointment online. For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our BMW mentors at Coggin BMW Treasure Coast.

How much do new brake pads cost?

BMW brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your BMW. Contact Coggin BMW Treasure Coast today at 7727425582 or schedule your brake service online.

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

BMW rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of back-up factors. Frequently you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your BMW as they tend to wear out quicker. Schedule an appointment online with Coggin BMW Treasure Coast to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

BMW Brake Specials near Fort Pierce

Our BMW team is skilled of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just soaring customer service which is why we are rated the best brake repair shop in Fort Pierce! An industry leader in components & service, we have service advisers on standby ready to assist you with diagnostics & repairs. Coggin BMW Treasure Coast located near Fort Pierce is the highest-rated service & repair central in a uncommon position to help you with all your automotive needs.

Coggin BMW Treasure Coast has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inFort Pierce

We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Our BMW Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, fast & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Contact Coggin BMW Treasure Coast when you need quality brake service in Fort Pierce FL.

Why choose Coggin BMW Treasure Coast for all your BMW brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Coggin BMW Treasure Coast, our Service Center strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the earliest time. This saves you hours at the dealership, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve all BMW owners and are the best location to service your BMW car, truck or SUV in Fort Pierce and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the best appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a sudden multi-point inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than glad to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Coggin BMW Treasure Coast?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different items that may be needed for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point inspection, your BMW brake service may include:

  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
  • Brake pad Replacement
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced
  • Brake Caliper Replacement

BMW Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components typically wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a vehicle. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should consult your BMW service manual for recommended maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should always have your service department perform a multipoint inspection which includes inspecting your brake system.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad BMW brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are very noticeable signs that can indicate the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your BMW brakes. However, there are many other, and less obvious, indicators that your BMW brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Coggin BMW Treasure Coast if you experience any of the following:

  • It takes your vehicle longer distances to stop than normal
  • Your vehicle doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning Light on your dashboard comes on
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at higher speeds
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • You are over the number of miles that BMW recommends between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Coggin BMW Treasure Coast offers a complimentary multi-point inspection each visit)
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than routine or seems light or loose, and even requires more force/pressure than usual
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or noises occur during braking

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your BMW rotors will often last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake BMW pads in a timely manner you can damage the other components.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your BMW front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Coggin BMW Treasure Coast for more information by dialing 7727425582 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Coggin BMW our BMW diagnostics are free during every visit.

BMW Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends greatly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your BMW has, but usually front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are typically under much less stress.