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Dreyer & Reinbold MINI Brake Service

Keep your MINI running smoothly and efficiently with routine brake inspections at Dreyer & Reinbold MINI’s Service Center. Our expert technicians are skilled and experienced on all MINI models and know exactly what it takes to ensure your MINI is running at optimal levels all year round. Discover the importance of regular brake changes and learn the warning signs your brake pads need to be replaced.

Trust the certified service experts at Dreyer & Reinbold MINI’s Service Center. Our dealership in Indianapolis, IL, offers a wide range of auto services, including oil changes, brake repairs, battery checks, and wheel alignments. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you at Dreyer & Reinbold MINI.

When should I service my brakes?

Your brake pads’ lifespan can differ based on your driving habits and lifestyle demands. We suggest changing your brake pads every 50,000 miles. Various factors such as hard braking, road debris, and poor maintenance can reduce their longevity. When you bring your MINI in for an oil change or routine maintenance, we’ll carefully examine your brake system for any issues or concerns.

What does a brake inspection include?

Routine brake inspections are essential to maintaining your MINI’s peak performance and to ensure 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?

Typical warning signs that your vehicle’s brake pads are going bad, need maintenance or are past their limit include:

  • The 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

Why Dreyer & Reinbold MINI Service Center?

At MINI Tire Service Center, our team has the tools, experience, and inventory necessary to rotate and change your tires in no time. We also offer a range of exclusive Service Specials to help you get the maintenance you need at a price you can afford. You can trust our premier MINI dealership because we have:

  • Award-winning MINI Service & Repair Center
  • Certified and experienced service technicians
  • Wide selection of OEM parts
  • Full-service menu
  • Great service coupons and service specials
  • Flexible service and parts financing


Brake Service FAQs

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.

Some 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.