Brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, as they help you simply do two things: slow down, and stop. Inefficient brakes not only put you or your passengers at risk, but other drivers on the road at risk as well.
With the rise in technology, braking systems today are more efficient and advanced then ever. The premise and function of the braking system has remained the same however. In a simple overview, your brake pedal makes your brake calipers squeeze a set of brake pads, which use the power of friction on a set of brake rotors to slow you down to a stop. Lots of other functions happen in between, and anything can go wrong. When it does, it compromises the system.
How do you know when it’s time for a brake service? Many newer and some European vehicles have a light on the dashboard that indicates when it is time to have your brakes checked. Cars without such a function can have physical and audio signs that will help you determine it’s time for a brake service.
– A high pitched squeal when applying the brakes might mean your brake pads are extensively worn, some brake pads have screech pads on them which help alert you that it is time to replace your brake pads and rotors.
– Your vehicle might be pulling to one side when braking. This symptom could mean your pads are wearing unevenly, which would require further diagnosis.
– Your brake pedal might have a “spongy” feeling when you press down on it. This feeling can be attributed to your brake lines being compromised by air, or you might just be low on brake fluid.
– You might hear a grinding or scraping noise. This symptom can mean your brake pads are worn down and metal to metal contact is occurring, or you might have something such as a rock wedged into your brake pad.
– Your brake pedal is vibrating. This could mean that your rotors are warped and in need or replacement.
No matter the symptoms, we are here to ensure your braking systems are working at peak efficiency, and your vehicle can safely stop.
We offer the following services for brake systems:
• Anti-Lock Brake Service & Diagnostics
• Brake Fluid Exchange
• Brake Pad Replacement
• Brake Rotor Replacement
• Brake Caliper Replacement
• ABS System service and repair
• Drum and Rotor Service
• Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Repair
• Brake Inspections
• Brake Line and Hose Replacement