Brake Inspection

Brake Inspection

Avoiding costly repairs and maintaining your peace of mind begin with regular brake inspections. Jiffy Lube® performs a visual inspection of your brake system, measures the brake pads and provides service recommendations.

WHAT WE DO:

Our technicians will perform a visual inspection of your vehicle’s brake system. During that inspection, we will measure your brake pads and provide a written evaluation of any service recommendations. Any service recommendation is based on your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications and the condition of the brake components that impact system performance.

HOW IT WORKS:

When you press the brake pedal in a brake system, the hydraulic fluid, generally referred to as brake fluid, is pressurized via the master cylinder. The fluid passes along the brake lines to the cylinders positioned next to the brakes at each wheel. There are typically two types of brake systems – disc brakes or drum brakes.

Disc brakes, the most common type of brake system, consist of a disc or rotor, a caliper and a pad. When the brake pedal is depressed, the hydraulic fluid passes through the lines, causing the caliper to press the pad against the disc. The application of the pad against the disc generates friction, causing the vehicle to slow. Drum brakes use a similar, but unique, system.

Drum brakes consist of a brake drum and brake shoes. When the brake pedal is pressed, a cylinder pushes brake shoes with brake linings against the inner surface of the brake drum, generating friction, causing the vehicle to slow.

HOW OFTEN:

If you're hearing abnormal sounds or experiencing unusual stops, it’s a good idea to have your brakes inspected immediately. Otherwise, it is generally recommended that brakes be inspected with regular tire rotations – about once or twice a year - based on most manufacturer recommendations.

Jiffy Lube® recommends following manufacturer recommendations, where applicable, for maintenance schedules and service intervals.

Not all services are offered at each Jiffy Lube® location. Please check with your local Jiffy Lube® service center for specific services offered.

Locations

Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana offers the Brake Inspection at the following locations. Visit our locations page for a complete list of services offered.

1970 LINCOLN HWY
SAINT CHARLES, IL 60174-1566
355 MORTHLAND DR
VALPARAISO, IN 46383-6482
5008 ACE LANE
NAPERVILLE, IL 60564-8171
1230 S WESTERN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60608-1114
944 W 75th St
Naperville, IL 60565-6185
801 W GOLF RD
SCHAUMBURG, IL 60194-1327
1845 MARKETVIEW DR
YORKVILLE, IL 60560-1848
2428 W SULLIVAN RD
AURORA, IL 60506-6435
802 Ahrens Rd
Chesterton, IN 46304-1671
1049 W NORTH AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60622-2565
1644 W JEFFERSON ST
JOLIET, IL 60435-6743
2361 W ALGONQUIN RD
ALGONQUIN, IL 60102-9404
7200 N HARLEM AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60631-4335
6845 NORTH AVE
OAK PARK, IL 60302-1023
9301 BROADWAY
MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410-7051
6901 S PULASKI RD
CHICAGO, IL 60629-4222
2021 S ROUTE 59
PLAINFIELD, IL 60544-2726
2366 N CLYBOURN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60614-2932
1122 MADISON ST
OAK PARK, IL 60302-3603
563 N HOUGH ST
BARRINGTON, IL 60010-3030
5920 BROADWAY
MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410-2618
309 W RIDGE RD
GRIFFITH, IN 46319-1015
17803 TORRENCE AVE
LANSING, IL 60438-1835
1860 ARMY TRAIL RD
HANOVER PARK, IL 60133
339 N YORK ST
ELMHURST, IL 60126-2319
1941 DEMPSTER ST
EVANSTON, IL 60201-4069
2401 N AUSTIN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60639-2205
6750 N WESTERN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60645-4717
1600 IRVING PARK RD
HANOVER PARK, IL 60103-3375
1907 OAKTON ST
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007-2105
2940 N CICERO AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60641-5133
4019 W TOUHY AVE
LINCOLNWOOD, IL 60712-2028
1600 N LARKIN AVE
JOLIET, IL 60435-1916
215 S HARLEM AVE
OAK PARK, IL 60304-1007
8351 W NORTH AVE
MELROSE PARK, IL 60160-1605
5401 159TH ST
OAK FOREST, IL 60452-3221
5601 N ASHLAND AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60660-4117
1 W HIGGINS RD
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60195-3711
5401 N LINCOLN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625-2222
700 HIGGINS RD
PARK RIDGE, IL 60068-5716