You should always feel confident on the road - and that means knowing your brakes work. Ensure the safety of you and your passengers with regular brake and brake pad checkups.

Let's take a look at when you should bring your car in for brake service at Schumacher Subaru of West Palm Beach in Florida.

What You Need to Know About Brake Service at Schumacher Subaru of West Palm Beach

When do car brakes need to be changed?

Most brake pads should be replaced after 50,000 miles, but this number can vary based on your car and how you drive it. You should bring your car in immediately if it makes strange noises, the steering wheel vibrates, or the brake service light shows up on your dashboard.

How are car brakes tested?

At Schumacher Subaru of West Palm Beach, our team of technicians tests brakes by:

  • Checking the system to see if the brakes and brake pads are working properly
  • Inspecting the wheels for brake dust
  • Confirming the brake pad thickness
  • Testing the steering wheel and brake pedal

How should car brakes feel?

The more important question is, "How shouldn't car brakes feel?" If you notice these signs, bring your car in for service:

  • Brakes or steering wheel vibrate when you press on the brake
  • Brakes feel soft or spongy
  • Car pulls to one side

What causes car brakes to fail?

While the causes of brake failure can vary, common issues include:

  • Leaks interfering with brake friction
  • Brakes overheating
  • Worn-down brake pads

Where to fix my car brakes?

At Schumacher Subaru of West Palm Beach, we know that your car is an integral part of your life. And that's why our service center offers expertly-trained technicians and advanced diagnostic tools to take care of all your maintenance needs.

Start by scheduling your next service appointment online. You can also call us at (888) 437-2040 or drop by our dealership at 3021 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Schumacher Subaru

3021 Okeechobee Blvd
Directions West Palm Beach, FL 33409

  • Sales: 561-253-0175
  • Service: 561-656-5637
  • Parts: 561-656-5627


  • Monday 8:30am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 07:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 07:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 07:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 06:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm - 05:00pm