Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.
Brake System Components That Can Fail
The master cylinder, the heart of the vehicle’s braking system, holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If brake fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered, and the brake pads will become ruined.
The brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty brake fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally.
The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.
Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials, while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. Some pads have a metal strip attached that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the car is in motion and the brakes are not applied.
Don’t let brake issues stop your busy life
Not only can brake problems make it more difficult to drive your vehicle, faulty brakes can also be dangerous. Keep your car safe while on the road with professional brake services from our ASE-CERTIFIED technicians.
Your brakes will be inspected to find the cause of squealing or grinding noises, ABS lights, or difficulty coming to a stop. Don’t risk your safety with bad brakes. You can have your brakes repaired quickly and efficiently at an affordable price.
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Don’t waste your time with repairs that aren’t going to last. When you come to us, you can trust that your repairs will be done right the first time. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority. You won’t spend a fortune on superior service, and you can even take advantage of 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH offers.
Whether you’re coming in for brakes or any other service, we will help you save time and money on quality repairs. Since 1950, we’ve been one of the leading names in auto repair, and we’d love to show you what we can do for you.