BRAKE SERVICE

The performance of your car's braking system is critical for ensuring the safety of you and your family. That's why it's so important for you to be aware and alert for signs that your brakes need maintenance.

ABOUT BRAKING SYSTEMS

Today's braking systems are composed of a number of integral parts all working together to ensure that your vehicle stops properly. In general, by depressing the brake pedal, you are telling the master cylinder to compress brake fluid, which in turn sends hydraulic pressure through brake lines that activate your vehicle's brake pads. These pads then make contact with spinning rotors and slow down the vehicle.

The parts that make up your vehicle's brake system wear down and eventually need to be replaced. The most common brake repair is the replacement of brake pads. If the pads wear down too much without being replaced, the metal housing for the pads will grind into the rotors. This may create a situation where the rotors are required to be replaced or worse yet, a safety issue.

TIME FOR BRAKE SERVICE?

There are several warning signs before your brakes may reach the point of failure or extensive repair. Here are some of the common questions you should ask yourself:

  • Do you hear a grinding sound when you apply the brake pedal?
  • Do you feel a pulsation or some sponginess in the brake pedal when it is depressed?
  • Does your brake warning light come on when you are driving?
  • Is your brake fluid low? Does it appear very dirty?

These are the most common signs to suggest a potential brake system problem. Any other sights, sounds or sensations in the brake system that seem out of the ordinary should also be taken into consideration. Most times, brake system problems are simple and relatively inexpensive to fix but will they can escalate in cost and severity if disregarded.

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU NEED SERVICE

  • Our technicians are trained to service today's complex brake systems. They can inspect your vehicle's braking system to ensure that it is functioning properly or to diagnose a problem and offer suggestions and an estimate for repair
  • From brake pad replacement to servicing rotors to replacing brake cylinders to addressing Anti-Lock Brake System issues, our technicians provide full repair service for all your vehicle's brake components
  • Occasionally, we will perform a brake system flush, which involves the removal of air and moisture from brake lines and the replacement of brake fluid.
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