When you step on the accelerator, you expect your car to move forward or backward. The same principle applies when you step on the brake pedal–does your car come to a quick and complete stop? From brake pads to rotors, brake lines to hoses, brake calipers to the master cylinder, every part works together to stop your car safely. However, it’s inevitable that if you keep your car long enough, the braking components will wear out, resulting in a potential brake replacement.
If you’re sliding over the line, then it’s time to call in the brake repair experts. A professional brake service generally includes:
- Measuring the wear of the front and rear brake pad
- Measuring the wear on the rotor
- Measuring the wear on the drum
- Strip dip brake fluid test
- E-brake inspection
If your mechanic determines that the braking components are worn sufficiently, a minor brake repair, or even a major brake replacement may be recommended, which could include any of the following issues:
- Installation of new brake pads or shoes
- Resurfacing or replacement of brake rotors or drums
- Brake fluid change
- Brake bleeding
- Replacement of brake lines, hoses and other brake components
Remember: Drive safe! Have an inspection of your vehicle’s brake system at regular intervals
Facts about Brakes:
- All cars have four brakes – two rear brakes and two front brakes.
- In most cars, front brakes provide 60% to 90% of the vehicle’s stopping power.
- Malcolm Lockheed is credited with developing the hydraulic brake system in 1918.
Keep your brakes in good working order before they become a safety concern. Contact our ASE-certified technicians for more information about a potential brake replacement.