Why check your Brakes

Different components work together and create the friction necessary to stop your car safely and quickly.  As these parts wear down from use over time, they become less effective at stopping. These parts include

  • Brake lines. Most cars have a hydraulic system pressure. This system uses brake fluid to apply pressure onto your brake calipers when pressing the brake pedal.
  • Brake pads. This is a component of the disc brakes made from different metals with friction material attached to the surface, the brake pads work by pressing against the rotor and creating the friction necessary to slow and stop the car.
  • Rotors. They are bowl-shaped and attached to the wheel. When you step on your brake pedal, your vehicle's brake pads are compressed against the rotor creating friction. 
  • Calipers. The brake caliper houses your car's brake pads and pistons. They squeeze the brake pads against the rotors to slow and stop the car. 

Signs your brakes and rotors need replacing

Along with the dashboard light and the feeler, there are other signs to listen and look for that mean it’s time to bring your car in for a Brake check. These are the main signs to be aware of:

Vibration, grinding, pulling, squealing, and fading.  If you have any of these warnings come to our shop and we will take care of it.