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What are the signs and symptoms of bad Nissan 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 Nissan brakes. However, there are many other, and less obvious, indicators that your Nissan 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 Nissan on Atlantic if you experience any of the following:

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

How long do Nissan brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. Nissan rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your Nissan 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 Nissan brake system. Coggin Nissan on Atlantic offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 9047473915 or schedule an appointment online today!

Nissan Brake Specials near Jacksonville

An industry leader in parts & service, we have service advisers on standby ready to help you with diagnostics & repairs. Our Nissan team is capable of diagnosing any problem your car may have and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just generous customer service which is why we are rated the lucrative brake repair shop in Jacksonville! Coggin Nissan on Atlantic located near Jacksonville is the highest-rated service & repair average in a scarce position to help you with all your automotive needs.

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

At Coggin Nissan on Atlantic, we offer a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your Nissan 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 - electing if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are normal and need daily checking as they can wear over time
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

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

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

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.

Nissan Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

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

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Nissan 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 Nissan pads in a timely manner you can damage the other components.

How much do new brake pads cost?

Nissan 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 Nissan. Contact Coggin Nissan on Atlantic today at 9047473915 or schedule your brake service online.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your Nissan front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Coggin Nissan on Atlantic for more information by dialing 9047473915 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Nissan Atlantic our Nissan diagnostics are free during every visit.

Nissan Brake Specials

You can find one of our copious brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for additional savings. Coggin Nissan on Atlantic offers the persuasive rates on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Jacksonville. We're the highest-rated service unit in Jacksonville with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! Not only will you receive a discount on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the copious perks of doing business with Coggin Nissan on Atlantic. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 9047473915.

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 Nissan as they tend to wear out quicker. Nissan rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of disparate factors. Schedule an appointment online with Coggin Nissan on Atlantic to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

How much does a brake job cost?

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

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

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

How much does a Nissan 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 Nissan 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.

Nissan Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the components of your Nissan brake system. Brake fluid should be changed generally. Consult your Nissan 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 related questions or concerns, reach out to our Nissan specialists at Coggin Nissan on Atlantic. You can even schedule your appointment online.

Coggin Nissan on Atlantic has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inJacksonville

Contact Coggin Nissan on Atlantic when you need quality brake service in Jacksonville FL. We bid service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our company. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment at this moment. Our Nissan Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, quick & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle.

How much do new rotors cost?

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

Why choose Coggin Nissan on Atlantic for all your Nissan brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Coggin Nissan on Atlantic, our Service Center strives to accurately diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the dealer, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve any Nissan owners and are the deduction location to service your Nissan car, truck or SUV in Jacksonville and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the deduction appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a fast multi-point inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than elated to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Coggin Nissan on Atlantic?

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 Nissan brake service may include:

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