Brake Repair Service
Your brakes are one of the most important components
It’s important to know your brakes are working properly with a brake system check every 12 months.
When it comes to vehicle safety, the quality of your vehicle’s braking system plays a crucial part. Your vehicle’s braking system is one of its most important safety features and well-maintained brakes can be the difference between avoiding an accident and a potential tragedy. Because of the importance of maintaining your brakes, the last thing you should do is skip over repairs or let them deteriorate.
We’ve all heard it – that squeaking or grinding sound when your vehicle is coming to a stop. These sounds are good indicators you may need new brake pads and, or brake rotors. Your brakes may also show a number of other signs that a brake inspection is needed, such as:
With a complete brake inspection, we can determine just what your brakes need for better stopping power.
Is it time for a brake inspection?
After the initial evaluation and written estimate, you decide on the work you’d like us to complete. We only use high quality parts when repairing your brakes.
You may have a hydraulic brake problem, a mechanical problem, or a steering or chassis issue. A thorough inspection will tell us for sure.
Yes. Whether it’s a squeal or a grind, brake noise this is a wake-up call to stop driving the vehicle and have it checked out. Bring your vehicle to us, and we’ll be happy to take a look.
If you have to press the brake pedal farther or harder than usual to stop, there could be a hydraulic or mechanical brake problem. We suggest you bring your car in for a brake inspection as soon as you can.
It’s possibly a sign that your rotors need attention, but we’ll know for sure once we take a look.
Brake squeals are caused by the brake pads vibrating, spring clips losing tension or poor brake pad fit on the caliper. If you hear a grinding noise when you brake, you’re likely hearing the metal backing of your brake pad contacting your rotor because the brake pad material has completely worn away.
Well, you don’t have to change your vehicle’s brake fluid, but consider this: As brake fluid gets filled with contaminants and moisture, the additives in the brake fluid start breaking down. This increases the acidity level, causes corrosion of parts and compromising the braking system.
Today’s braking systems are expensive – some parts cost thousands of dollars, not including labour. Changing your brake fluid protects this investment.
The most accurate answer is as often as your owner’s manual suggests. Some manufacturers recommend new brake fluid as often as every two years. You also need to change your brake fluid if it contains too much copper. Copper is measured in parts per million, and the industry-accepted limit is 200 ppm. Any more than that and the fluid no longer meets design specifications and should be replaced.
All brake pads and rotors wear down. The rate at which this happens depends on your driving style. Cars that drive in town with lots of stop-and-goes will consume brake friction material much faster than cars that drive primarily on highways. Vehicle loads are the other factor. The heavier your car is, the more braking power it requires to stop.