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Richmond BMW has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inRichmond

We proposal 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 team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Our BMW Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, swift & safe maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. Contact Richmond BMW when you need quality brake service in Richmond VA.

How much does a BMW Brake Flush cost?

Proper vehicle inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can hinder you from having to deal with lavish repairs in the future. Bring your BMW 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.

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

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

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your BMW rotors will naturally 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 BMW pads in a timely manner you can damage the other components.

Why choose Richmond BMW for all your BMW brake needs

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

What will my brake service include when I visit Richmond BMW?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are innumerable components to a brake system, there are chance 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 BMW brake service may include:

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

How much do new brake pads cost?

BMW brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some occasional cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your BMW. Contact Richmond BMW today at 8042074692 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. Generally, your BMW front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of contrasting aspects. Consult Richmond BMW for more information by dialing 8042074692 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Richmond BMW our BMW diagnostics are free during every visit.

BMW Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

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

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

Just like there are prevalent brake issues, there are particularly remarkable signs that can choose 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 BMW brakes. However, there are many further, and less distinct, indicators that your BMW brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

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

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

How long do BMW brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. BMW rotors need to be changed every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your BMW maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's always a decent idea to have your entire brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the innate training to spot ability issues before the cause damage to different components of your BMW brake system. Richmond BMW offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 8042074692 or schedule an appointment online today!

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The BMW 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 BMW brake pedals to perform 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 BMW.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the elements that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's extraordinarily soaring to keep BMW brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your BMW maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are frequent types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Richmond BMW find the best type of brake rotors for your BMW
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your BMW braking system together so it can perform correctly.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your BMW brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected consistently for cracks and added symptoms of deterioration. Check your BMW maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your BMW rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & further 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.

BMW Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components naturally 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 BMW 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.

How much does a brake job cost?

BMW Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replenished. This price estimate constists of labor and parts. At Richmond BMW we have a variety 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 rates and pass those savings to our customers unlike non-franchise service centers or BMW brake repair shops. We also specialize in BMW brake repair saving you on labor values by getting your vehicle's brake job completed in a timely manner.

Brake pads for a BMW 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 BMW rotors comparatively than replacing them.

How much do new rotors cost?

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

BMW Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for compelling the components of your BMW brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can dramatically affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be interchanged often. Consult your BMW maintenance manual for information on definite mileage intervals.You can even schedule your appointment online. For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our BMW specialists at Richmond BMW.

BMW Brake Specials near Richmond

Our BMW company is firm of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just important customer service which is why we are rated the best brake repair shop in Richmond! An industry leader in components & service, we have service advisers on standby ready to assist you with diagnostics & repairs. Richmond BMW located near Richmond is the highest-rated service & repair center in a unique position to help you with each your automotive needs.

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

At Richmond BMW, we bid a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your BMW brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among disparate 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
  • 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 plain and need normal checking as they can wear over time
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function

BMW Brake Specials

Richmond BMW offers the best prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Richmond. You can find one of our frequent brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for additional savings. We're the highest-rated service department in Richmond with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! Not only will you receive a premium on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the frequent perks of doing business with Richmond BMW. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 8042074692.