The brake system is one of the most important safety features of your vehicle and it is crucial for your safety, your passengers safety, as well as the safety of other drivers on the road that your brake system is fully functional. The vehicle's brake system converts kinetic energy into thermal energy using highly engineered parts with precise movements that work together to stop your vehicle.
When pressing down on the brake pedal, the brake system has a master cylinder which pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines that connect to each one of the wheels of your vehicle. Each wheel has a drum or disc, brake pads or shoes press against these disc's or drums creating the necessary friction to slow the vehicle or bring it to a complete stop. Friction and heat over time has the potential to wear down these brake pads, brake shoes, brake rotors, calipers, and other braking components. While different types of brake systems can be comprised of different components, when it's time for brake repairs they all show the same warning signs.
BRAKE REPAIR SERVICE
Bad brakes show warning signs that it's time for brake maintenance. For Instance: If your brakes grind or squeal when in use, then it is more than likely that your brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced. If you notice that the vehicle is pulling to one side when braking, this can also be a sign that you have worn brakes, low brake fluid in the brake lines, or a malfunctioning caliper. If you press down on the brake pedal and it seems to go down too easily "also know as spongy brakes" this can be an indication that the hydraulic brake lines have too much air in them. In some cases, the vehicles electronic diagnostic system will illuminate a service indicator light on the dashboard alerting you to a potential brake issue.
Although these signs of potential brake problems are most common with most vehicle brake systems, make sure you keep an eye out for these signs as servicing faulty brakes as early as possible will save you money in the long run. Our technicians are trained in servicing and maintaining your vehicle's rear and front brake systems, as well as all brake system components including: brake shoes, brake pads, drums, rotors, parking brakes and hydraulic systems. If you are experiencing any brake related issues or previously mentioned signs that your vehicle's brakes are going bad, contact us today to have your brakes inspected without delay.
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