• Upfront pricing, no negotiation needed
  • Trade-in guarantee: we buy, even if you don’t
  • True 24/7 availability (call, text, email, and facebook)
VIP Customer Experience

How do FIAT, Alfa Romeo Car Brakes Work?

Understanding how the intricate components of your Fiat vehicle can alter how you drive, increasing the condition and lifespan of your car. So how do car brakes work? There’s no simple answer. A Fiat braking system is filled with many components, and that’s before you get to the advanced technology dedicated to enhancing the safety of your Seattle drives. Below, we’ll detail more about how Fiat brakes work and elaborate more on the advanced technology in the new cars sold at FIAT of Tacoma. If you end up needing to bring your vehicle for repair or maintenance, don’t forget to check out our service coupons!

How Do Car Brakes Work?

Your foot puts pressure on the brake pedal—then what? 

A series of things: 

  • A lever pushes a piston into a hydraulic fluid-filled cylinder
  • Fluid is pushed through pipes to cylinders near your wheels
  • The force of your foot is multiplied by this hydraulic system
  • This causes your car’s brake pads to press against the brake discs
  • And friction slows your vehicle to a stop

At least, that is how brakes work in the most basic of ways.

How to Care for Your Brakes

Now that you understand the complicated nature of your car’s brakes, you should also understand how important brake maintenance is for your Fiat. At FIAT of Tacoma, we recommend having your brakes and brake pads checked at least once a year. There are a few measures you can take to keep your brakes working well on Olympia drives. Here’s what you can do:

  • Watch and listen for the warning signs that there may be something wrong
  • Avoid braking when drivers in front of you are braking unnecessarily
  • Coast to slow down before you apply the brakes
  • Have your brake fluid level checked often and replaced when needed

Signs You Need Your Brakes Checked

Brake problems are potentially dangerous. As soon as you see, hear, or feel one of the below signs, bring your vehicle to your nearest Fiat service center to be checked.

Warning Signs

  • The brake light is on
  • There’s squeaking or grinding sounds when you brake
  • You notice fluid is leaking
  • You smell something burning from your vehicle
  • The vehicle bounces when you stop short

Visit FIAT of Tacoma to Learn More!

Want to take your Fiat car maintenance into your own hands? At FIAT of Tacoma, we try to offer as much advice to Lakewood drivers as possible, which is why we write service tips like “how to check your transmission fluid” and “how to change a tire.” Though if you are curious about any subjects we don’t cover on the site, or want to know more about new Fiat vehicles for sale near University Place, feel free to reach out!

Learn More at FIAT of Tacoma

  • How Do You Change a Car Tire?

    Whether you experience a flat tire or your tire tread has worn down due to trips outside Tacoma limits, you’ll want to know how to change a tire. In knowing this bit of automotive trivia, you won’t feel stranded on Lakewood roads, in wait for AAA or a friend to help you out. So, read…

  • How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

    Your transmission is certainly complicated, and they can lead to many questions. Who checks transmission fluid? Are there different types of transmission fluid? Learning how to check your transmission fluid in your new FIAT, Alfa Romeo can help prevent car problems in the future. It’s easier than you might think! Just follow the steps below. Schedule Service…

  • How A FIAT Oil Change Works

    FIAT Service Specials Contact Us   Wondering how an oil change works on your FIAT 500 or other FIAT model? Ensure you have the appropriate filter and the right type of oil for your FIAT. It’s a good idea to check the owner’s manual on your FIAT before you order a new oil filter, but…

FIAT of Tacoma 47.2223832, -122.4842539.