Brake Service


How long do Kia brake rotors last?
This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you’re driving. Kia rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 – 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your Kia maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it’s always a good idea to have your entire brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before they cause damage to other components of your Kia brake system. Red Rock Kia offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics.

Kia Brake Fluid
Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the components of your Kia brake system. Brake fluid should be changed consistently. Consult your Kia maintenance manual for information on strong mileage intervals. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can dramatically affect braking performance. For any brake-related questions or concerns, reach out to our Kia experts at Red Rock Kia.

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

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers
The Kia brake system is comprised of the following key components:
* Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Kia brake pedals to function the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
* Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Kia rotors to slow or stop your car.
* Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically make contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It’s extremely extensive to keep Kia brake pads hearty by replacing them as they undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your Kia 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 several types of brake rotors (Blank or “smooth” rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Red Rock Kia find the best type of brake rotors for your Kia
* Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
* Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or the pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to activate the parking brake of your Kia.
* Backing plate & return spring holds your Kia braking system together so it can function perfectly.
* Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allow your car to keep traction on the road at all times.
* Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your Kia 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 alternative symptoms of deterioration. Check your Kia maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
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 from 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 damage 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. Generally, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

Kia Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement
Wear and tear on your brakes depends greatly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Kia has, but usually, front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 – 60,000 miles because they are typically under much less stress.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Kia brake rotors or pads?
Just like there are common brake issues, there are very noticeable signs that can indicate 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 Kia brakes. However, there are many other, and less obvious, indicators that your Kia brakes may be showing that you don’t want to ignore.
When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Red Rock Kia if you experience any of the following:
* Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at higher speeds
* You are over the number of miles that Kia recommends between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
* Your Check Engine or Brake Warning Light on your dashboard comes on
* You have grinding, squeaking, or squealing brakes
* It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Red Rock Kia offers a complimentary multi-point inspection every visit)
* Your car doesn’t stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
* The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than ordinary or seems light or loose, and even requires more force/pressure than usual
* Unusual vibrations, shaking or noises occur during braking
* It takes your car longer distances to stop than normal

Kia Brake Specials near Grand Junction
Red Rock Kia located near Grand Junction is the highest-rated service & repair intermediate in a unique position to help you with any of your automotive needs. An industry leader in elements & service, we have service advisers on standby practical to assist you with diagnostics & repairs. Our Kia team is skilled in diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and giving you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just nice customer service which is why we have rated the first-rate brake repair shop in Grand Junction!

How much do new rotors cost?
It depends on whether you need your Kia rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Red Rock Kia we’ll keep one of our Kia technicians inspect your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate. As mentioned earlier, since we are secure to order parts directly from Kia we can save you time and money replacing your rotors.

Kia Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement
Rear brake components typically 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 Kia 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.

Kia Brake Specials
We’re the highest-rated service department in Grand Junction with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! Not only will you receive a cut down on your brake service but you’ll also get to enjoy the frequent perks of doing business with Red Rock Kia. Red Rock Kia offers the deduction costs on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Grand Junction. You can find one of our frequent brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for added savings.

Red Rock Kia has the best brake mechanics & brake repair in Grand Junction
We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinders, brake fluid flush, and much more. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team.
Our Kia Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, quick & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. Contact Red Rock Kia when you need quality brake service in Grand Junction CO.

What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Kia Brake Parts & Brake Systems
At Red Rock Kia, we offer a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your Kia brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:
* Brake Operation & Components – such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear
* Rotors / Brake Drums – determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
* Brake Fluid – Checking brake fluid levels, color, and signs of brake fluid leaks
* Brake hoses – problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are able and need regular checking as they can wear over time
* Cylinders – check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function

Should I replace all 4 rotors?
Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your Kia front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors.
Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?
Yes, your Kia rotors will often 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 Kia pads in a timely manner you can damage the other components.

Why choose Red Rock Kia for all your Kia brake needs
Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Red Rock Kia, 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 repairs. We are proud to serve exhaustive Kia owners and are the finest location to service your Kia car, truck, or SUV in Grand Junction 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 sudden multi-point inspection or alignment check, our unit will be more than delighted to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Red Rock Kia?
This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different 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 Kia brake service may include:
* Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
* New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
* Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment
* Brake pad Replacement
* New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced
* Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
* Brake Caliper Replacement