As with any vehicle, your safety depends not upon how quickly you can accelerate or how fast you can go but rather on how well you can stop in an emergency. This is particularly true if you drive a performance brand such as BMW. Depending on your driving style and preferences, you may opt to keep the braking package that came standard on your automobile, or you may choose to upgrade the braking system to include performance brakes. Instead of typical metal brake pads or organic replacements (often made of glass/fiberglass, rubber, Kevlar, and carbon fibers bound together with resin), you may select ceramic brake pads. While these cost more, they’re superior to anything else for the true performance enthusiast. They last longer, react better to the hot stop (heat generated from repeated hard braking) and don’t give off the dark, metallic dust that collects on your wheels (which makes them appear dirty and can corrode them if left uncleaned). When you entrust your vehicle to us for preventive maintenance services, we’ll inspect your brakes during the BMW I & II visits. In the meantime, if you suspect a problem because you’re noticing squealing or grinding during braking, shaking when you apply brakes, a spongy pedal, or longer stops, bring it in for service sooner.
Your Personal BMW Brake Shop
Silicon Valley Bimmer opened in 2017 as a place to get a more personalized approach to BMW repair. That vision still holds true today, making us your go-to shop for BMW brake repair whether you use stock brakes or an upgraded performance braking package. Furthermore, we stand behind that work with an unbelievable two-year/unlimited mileage warranty. Visit us Monday through Friday from 8:00 am and 5:00 pm or Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm to ensure your automobile can stop safely when needed.