Buick LaCrosse: Replacing Brake System Parts - Brakes - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Replacing Brake System Parts

The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When parts of the braking system are replaced, be sure to get new, approved replacement parts.

If this is not done, the brakes might not work properly. For example, installing disc brake pads that are wrong for the vehicle, can change the balance between the front and rear brakes — for the worse. The braking performance expected can change in many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts are installed.

    Brake Adjustment
    Every time the brakes are applied, with or without the vehicle moving, the brakes adjust for wear. ...

    Brake Fluid
    The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview for the location of the reservoir. There are only two ...

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    Touch Screen Buttons
    Touch screen buttons are on the screen and highlighted when a feature is available. Some toggle screen buttons highlight when active and gray out when inactive. ...

    Vehicle Loading
    WARNING: Do not tow a trailer with this vehicle: Towing a trailer with this vehicle is dangerous because it has not been designed to tow a trailer and doing so will affect the drive system which c ...

    Notes on using 3-zone automatic climate control
    The following contains instructions and recommendations to enable you to get the most out of your automatic climate control.  - Activate climate control using the and buttons. The indic ...