Your car’s brake system is a critical component of a safe vehicle. After all, you need to be able to stop quickly and easily if a situation requires it, especially if you have loved ones in the vehicle. Our team of highly skilled automobile technicians provide our customers with the peace of mind, that only comes with having efficient brakes. We make this possible through our industry-leading brake servicing facilities. Nothing makes us more proud to do what we do than to provide a service that ensures safety for our customers. We truly care about the communities we serve. Call into a ServiceBuddy location near you and experience the friendly, professional atmosphere for which we have become known.
An Inside Look into Your Car’s Brakes System
The two different types of brakes are disc and drum brakes and our ServiceBuddy technicians can easily determine which type your car uses. Many parts and components work in sync to bring your vehicle to a comfortable stop. Brake fluid, hoses, master cylinders, callipers, brake pads, rotors and drums are just a few of the components necessary for a properly functioning brake system.
A healthy, well-running brake system starts with clean brake fluid that is free of moisture. The brake fluid runs through the brake lines in your vehicle and it is recommended to replace it every two years. Another equally important component to brake servicing is efficient brake pads. If you hear a squealing or screaming noise when braking, that is a strong indicator that your brake pads are pretty worn down and need to be replaced.
When is it Time to Have a Brake Servicing?
A good time to have your brakes checked is at a routine oil or filter change. Even if you may not be concerned about your brakes, since they are so important to your vehicle running safely, having a regular brake servicing and checkup will ensure that your brakes are working efficiently. Why wait until you get into an accident because of faulty brakes when you could spend just a little extra time to prevent such a situation from even happening?
As we mentioned, one of the sure-fire signs that you need a brake servicing is the sound of squealing when you press the brake. This may be a sign that your brake pads are wearing thin and the rivets that hold them together are rubbing up against the metal discs. If you wait to have your brake pads repaired, you may also have to replace the metal discs that have now been too significantly damaged. This will not only be much more expensive than simply repairing the brake pads but it will also greatly affect your gas mileage. Your car will have to work harder than it needs to in order to run properly and brake efficiently, therefore you will be consuming more fuel and spending more money.
Other indications that you need a brake servicing are strong vibrations when applying the brakes. You should also listen for grinding of the brakes while not applying them. If your brake pedals require an extra hard push or are spongy or soft under foot you may want to consider a brake servicing. Other reasons for a brake servicing include; pulling to one side of the road or the other, a pulsing sensation of the brake pedal and clicking sounds when pressing on the brakes.
Our trustworthy brake servicing experts will thoroughly inspect your brake system during any routine checkup or an emergency brakes inspection. We will disassemble the brakes in order to check the rotors, drums and other brake components. Through this process, we will determine whether you need your brake pads and/or brake rotors replaced. If you have brought in your car at the first sign of a brake issue, you may only need a small repair. You will be doing yourself and other drivers on the road a great service by having your brakes routinely checked and maintained through a brake servicing at ServiceBuddy.