Receive trusted and timely certified brake service from South Austin Nissan in Austin, TXto our locationto our location. Routine brake service is essential in maintaining the safety and performance of your vehicle. At South Austin Nissan, we have all the brake pads, rotors, and more that your vehicle needs to be ready at any stop on the road. Our certified technicians only use Genuine Nissan brakes and OEM parts so you know you're getting the best service for your specific vehicle. Keep reading to learn more about brake inspections, the importance of routine brake service, and how to tell that you're due for maintenance. Schedule a service online, or contact our Service Center for more information, we look forward to serving you at South Austin Nissan.


How often you should service your brakes will depend on your driving habits and lifestyle demands. However, it's recommended that you change out your brake pads every 50,000 miles. Factors that can lower your brake pad's lifespan include hard or aggressive braking, road debris, and poor or infrequent maintenance. To avoid this, you can receive a complimentary brake inspection through South Austin Nissan.

What does a complimentary brake inspection include?

Regular brake inspections are crucial to maintaining your Nissan's performance and are vital in ensuring your safety, during a brake inspection we'll thoroughly check the following:

  • Inspecting for even wear
  • Checking brake fluid levels
  • Measuring brake pad/shoe thickness
  • Checking for any leaks in the brake line
  • Inspecting calipers for wear, fluid leaks, and movement
  • Checking anti-lock brake sensors
  • Testing hardware and making necessary adjustments

Have my brakes gone bad?

Common warning signs that your Nissan's brake pads are going bad, need maintenance, or are pasts their limit include:

  • Brakes feel spongy or hard to press down
  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Your car may pull to one side
  • Your steering wheel or brake pedal shakes when applying the brake
  • Your Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) warning lights come on


At South Austin Nissan, you can expect high-quality service that you can trust from local experts who will treat your vehicle like it's one of their own. Our Service Center is committed to preserving the performance, safety, reliability, and long-term value of your vehicle purchase. In addition to a comfortable dealership experience and expertise you can't get anywhere else, by choosing to service with South Austin Nissan you'll receive a number of benefits including:


Vibrations, shakes, and jitters are all common warning signs that your brake rotors are warped. If you're experiencing any of these things, you should bring your car in immediately for maintenance if it’s still safe to drive. Warped rotors may need to be either ground down to working order or replaced.

There are small, metal hairs at the bottom, which make loud noises. If you hear squealing or scraping, it means that your brakes are nearly out of gripping material.

Brake fluid helps transfer the movement and force created when you press down on the brake pedal.

  • Check brake pads and rotors.
  • Flushing your brake fluid.
  • Bleeding your brake lines.
  • Replacing or updating older worn brake parts.

Routine maintenance includes engine oil services, inspection services, brake fluid service, engine air filter, tire rotations, and changes, and cabin air microfilter changes.

Getting your brake pads inspected and changed is important to not only help maintain your vehicle’s performance but also for your safety. Over time your pads wear down from use, and if you start to hear squealing, rattling, or grinding, you should have your brakes looked at immediately.

Brake pads should be replaced at least every 50,000 miles.

  • Grinding or squealing noises
  • Vibrations or pulsations when braking
  • Spongy or soft brake pedal
  • Alignment is off
  • Slow brake pedal response