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Subaru Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

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

Why choose Mike Shaw Subaru for all your Subaru brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Mike Shaw Subaru, our Service Average strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the dealership, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve any Subaru owners and are the best location to service your Subaru car, truck or SUV in Denver and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Average 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 agile 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 Mike Shaw Subaru?

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 Subaru brake service may include:

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

Subaru Brake Specials

We're the highest-rated service department in Denver with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! You can find one of our copious brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for additional savings. Not only will you receive a rebate on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the copious perks of doing business with Mike Shaw Subaru. Mike Shaw Subaru offers the finest prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Denver. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 7207249280.

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

At Mike Shaw Subaru, we offer a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your Subaru 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 Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are accepted and need traditional checking as they can wear over time
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of and brake fluid leaks
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Typically you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Subaru as they tend to wear out quicker. Subaru 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. Schedule an appointment online with Mike Shaw Subaru to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Subaru 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 Subaru brakes. However, there are many other, and less obvious, indicators that your Subaru brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Mike Shaw Subaru if you experience any of the following:

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

Subaru 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 Subaru 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.

How much does a brake job cost?

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

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

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

How much does a Subaru 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 Subaru 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 do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Subaru rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Mike Shaw Subaru we'll have lone of our Subaru technicians inspect your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate. As mentioned earlier, since we are competent to order parts directly from Subaru we can save you time and money replacing your rotors.

Subaru Brake Fluid

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

Mike Shaw Subaru has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inDenver

Contact Mike Shaw Subaru when you need quality brake service in Denver CO. We coupon service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Our Subaru Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, agile & 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.

Subaru Brake Specials near Denver

Mike Shaw Subaru located near Denver is the highest-rated service & repair center in a unique position to help you with all your automotive needs. Our Subaru team is energetic of diagnosing any problem your automobile may own and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just superior customer service which is why we are rated the terrific brake repair shop in Thornton! An industry leader in parts & service, we own service advisers on standby adequate to assist you with diagnostics & repairs.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Subaru 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 Subaru 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 Subaru front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Mike Shaw Subaru for more information by dialing 7207249280 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Mike Shaw Subaru our Subaru diagnostics are free during every visit.

How long do Subaru brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. Subaru rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your Subaru 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 Subaru brake system. Mike Shaw Subaru offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 7207249280 or schedule an appointment online today!

How much do new brake pads cost?

Subaru 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 Subaru. Contact Mike Shaw Subaru today at 7207249280 or schedule your brake service online.

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

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

  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Subaru rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and applies pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's exceptionally conclusive to keep Subaru brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your Subaru maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are many types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Mike Shaw Subaru find the best type of brake rotors for your Subaru
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Subaru braking system together so it can function properly.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your Subaru brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected continuously for cracks and substitute symptoms of deterioration. Check your Subaru maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • 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 Subaru.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Subaru brake pedals to function the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road at exhaustive times.

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.