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Porsche of Greenville has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inGreenville

Contact Porsche of Greenville when you need quality brake service in Greenville SC. Our MINI Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, swift & 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. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more.

How long do MINI brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. MINI rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your MINI maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's always a appropriate idea to have your total brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the contractual training to spot potential issues before the cause damage to additional components of your MINI brake system. Porsche of Greenville offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 8642074609 or schedule an appointment online today!

How much do new brake pads cost?

MINI brake pads can price anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In a few improbable cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your MINI. Contact Porsche of Greenville today at 8642074609 or schedule your brake service online.

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

At Porsche of Greenville, we bid a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your MINI brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among contrasting 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
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of and brake fluid leaks
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are simple and need regular checking as they can wear over time

MINI Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for intriguing the components of your MINI brake system. Brake fluid should be changed commonly. Consult your MINI maintenance manual for information on exact mileage intervals. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can dramatically affect braking performance.You can even schedule your appointment online. For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our MINI advisors at Porsche of Greenville.

How much do new rotors cost?

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

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

MINI rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of alternative factors. Frequently you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your MINI as they tend to wear out quicker. Schedule an appointment online with Porsche of Greenville to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

MINI Brake Specials near Greenville

An industry leader in parts & service, we have service advisers on standby convenient to assist you with diagnostics & repairs. Our MINI team is capable of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just big customer service which is why we are classified the best brake repair shop in Greenville! Porsche of Greenville located near Greenville is the highest-rated service & repair center in a unique position to help you with all your automotive needs.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your MINI rotors will consistently 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 MINI pads in a timely manner you can damage the extra parts.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Commonly, your MINI front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Porsche of Greenville for more information by dialing 8642074609 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Porsche of Greenville our MINI diagnostics are free during every visit.

MINI Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components often 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 MINI 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.

MINI Brake Specials

Porsche of Greenville offers the best prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Greenville. We're the highest-rated service department in Greenville with factory-trained mechanics, 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 many perks of doing business with Porsche of Greenville. You can find one of our many brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for added savings. So browse our special offers incorporating free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 8642074609.

How much does a MINI Brake Flush cost?

Proper vehicle inspections and primary maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Transport your MINI to our dealership to make convinced your brake system is operating correctly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

MINI Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

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

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

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

  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road at all times.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your MINI 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 MINI.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your MINI brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected typically for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your MINI maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replenished.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your MINI rotors to slow or prohibit your vehicle.
  • 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 prohibit the wheels from spinning. There are several types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Porsche of Greenville find the best type of brake rotors for your MINI
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your MINI braking system together so it can function correctly.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the elements that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and prohibit your wheels from turning. It's extremely essential to keep MINI brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your MINI maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.

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. Commonly, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

Why choose Porsche of Greenville for all your MINI brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Porsche of Greenville, our Service Center strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the franchise, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to provide each MINI owners and are the finest location to service your MINI car, truck or SUV in Greenville and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the finest 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 intriguing to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Porsche of Greenville?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are several components to a brake system, there are definite items that may be fundamental 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 MINI brake service may include:

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

What are the signs and symptoms of bad MINI brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are natural brake issues, there are very visible signs that can express 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 MINI brakes. However, there are frequent extra, and less easy, indicators that your MINI brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

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

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

How much does a brake job cost?

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

Brake pads for a MINI 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 MINI rotors rather than replacing them.