Vehicle brake pads and other braking system parts wear out with normal use. Brake problems often start out little but can become increasingly bigger and more costly.
If you notice any of the brake symptoms or warning signs, it’s a good idea to have your auto brakes checked.
If you're in need of a brake service and inspection, bring your vehicle in and our professionals will perform a brake check service that includes.
- Inspection of a master cylinder. The master cylinder is the heart of your vehicle’s braking system, and it 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.
- Strip dip brake fluid test. 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. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage brake systems internally.
- Inspection of lines. The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines metering and proportioning valves. A malfunctioning combination valve can cause the wheels to lock up. Replacing brake linings before they become damaged can save key system components and money.
- Measurement of a front and rear brake pad wear. Because pads and shoes create friction to stop the vehicle, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders to which they are attached grind against the rotors and drums and damage them.
Inspection of calipers.
- Measurement of rotor wear.
- Measurement of drum wear.
- E-brake inspection.
Your safety should never be compromised, so it’s essential that the brakes on your vehicle are checked regularly to ensure they are in optimum condition at all times.