Volvo Brake Service You Can Trust | West Palm Beach, FL


Even as Volvo technology continues to advance, there's no denying the most important safety feature on your car remains the same: the brakes. But over time, brake pads wear down - which is why it's essential to have your brakes checked on a regular basis.

Let's take a look at the signs you should bring your Volvo into our service center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

When to Put on the Brakes and Come in for Service at Schumacher Volvo Cars of the Palm Beaches

When do car brakes need to be changed?
Most brake pads need to be replaced after 50,000 miles. However, this number can vary based on the make and model of your car, as well as how you drive it. Regardless, if you hear strange noises, feel vibrations in your steering wheel, or see a brake service light come on your dashboard, you should bring you car in for service.

How are car brakes tested?

Our repair and maintenance team will test your car brakes by following these steps:

  1. Check that brakes and brake pads are working correctly.

  2. Inspect wheels for brake dust.

  3. Confirm the thickness of brake pads.

  4. Test the steering wheel and brake pedal.

How should car brakes feel?

You should be on alert for how your car brakes shouldn't feel. Here are signs that your brakes may need service:

  • You feel vibrations in the brakes or steering wheel when you press down on the brake pedal.

  • Your brakes feel soft or spongy.

  • Your car pulls to one side.

What causes car brakes to fail?

While brakes can fail due to a myriad of reasons, the most common causes are:

  • Oil leaks that interfere with brake friction

  • Overheated brakes

  • Worn-down brake pads

Where to fix my car brakes?

Put your Volvo in hands you can trust at Schumacher Volvo Cars of the Palm Beaches. Offering first-class service and certified technicians, we guarantee precise repair and maintenance in a timely manner.

Schedule your next service appointment with us online. If you have any questions, call us at (888) 714-2846 or stop by our dealership at 3001 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, Florida.


  • Monday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM

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