Subaru Brake System Service Information in Seattle, WA at Carter Subaru Ballard

Carter Subaru Ballard Services List: Brake Shoe Replacement | Seattle, WA

Seattle Subaru Brake Shoe Replacement Service at Carter Subaru Ballard

While many modern cars don't use drum-type brakes at all anymore, there are still a large number that employ drum brakes on the rear wheels (not to mention classic cars which may have four-wheel drum brakes). Inside the drums, curved friction plates called shoes press outward against the drum to create friction and slow the vehicle down when you press the brake pedal. Over time, just like with any type of brakes, you'll need to replace the brake shoes as they wear down.

You can't buy these shoes at Payless! Get high quality brake shoes installed by the pros at Carter Subaru Ballard instead. Of course, we can also replace the brake pads on your disc-style brakes, too. Not sure what brakes your vehicle is equipped with? Consult your owner's manual, or ask one of our friendly technicians.

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Why do Brake Shoes Need to Be Replaced

As the brake shoes wear down on your drum brakes, you'll start to experience more and more brake "fade" -- a sensation that your brakes slow you down initially, but then lose stopping power quickly. To make sure you're able to stop in a safe and controlled manner, get your rear brake shoes replaced regularly.

How Long with Brake Shoes Last on my Vehicle?

It really depends on your driving style. As a rule of thumb, most brake shoes will last around 35,000-50,000 miles. If you find yourself in a lot of intense braking situations like stop-and-go traffic and steep slopes (and in Seattle that describes plenty of us!), you may need to replace your brake shoes more often than someone who does a lot of suburban driving and highway cruising.

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How to Schedule Auto Care Service at Carter Subaru Ballard

Getting the services your vehicle needs is easy and convenient at Carter Subaru Ballard! To speak with a technician about your car, call the number at the top of this page. You can also use our handy online scheduler to reserve an appointment slot that works for you! Or, just stop by. You never need an appointment to consult with a friendly service advisor at Carter Subaru Ballard. Our Service Department is located at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

The Carter Subaru Advantage

Our commitment to offering you more value than any other dealership is how we earn loyal, happy customers in our service department again and again. We call it the Carter Advantage: Hassle-free loaner cars, complimentary Wi-Fi in our waiting areas, prompt shuttle service and a free annual vehicle health inspection. That's just the beginning of what you'll get when you trust your car to the Subaru experts at the Carter Subaru service center. When you need work done on your car, turn to the best! Turn to the pros at Carter Subaru.

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  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

Map Data
Map data ©2018 Google
Map data ©2018 Google

From the South
-I-5 northbound - Take Exit 167 on the left for Mercer Street toward Seattle Center.
-After going through the tunnel move to the right lane, take a RIGHT at the stoplight (Fairview)
-LEFT at the stoplight (Valley St), move to the far right lane.
-RIGHT at the second stoplight (Westlake Ave N), Lake Union should be on your right.
-Follow Westlake and stay in the right lane and take the Fremont Bridge to the right.
-After crossing the draw-span of the bridge take a LEFT at the second stoplight (Fremont Place).
Follow Freemont place for aprox. 1.5 miles which will turn into Leary Ave.  After going under the Ballard bridge the road will bend to the right and Carter Subaru Ballard will be on your left in a couple blocks.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
  • Parts: (877) 884-0162

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Seattle Subaru Service, Car Repair & Maintenance at Carter Subaru Ballard