Brakes are critical for your vehicle’s performance and your safety. So it’s important to know how they work, and when they need maintenance. Wheel Works will help make sure your brakes function properly at all times.
Most braking systems feature numerous integral parts working together to ensure your vehicle properly stops. When you press the brake pedal, the master cylinder releases brake fluid, sending hydraulic pressure through brake lines and activating your vehicle’s brake pads (or shoes). These pads make contact with spinning rotors (or drums) to slow down or stop your vehicle. Other systems use sensors to activate the brake system, but the end result is the same.
The parts in your brake system wear down over time and eventually need to be replaced. Replacing brake pads is the most common brake repair, because the pads erode each time you press the brake pedal. If the pads wear down too much without being replaced, the pads’ metal housing will make contact with the metal rotors, creating safety issues and potentially leading to rotor replacement too.
Know the warning signs before your brakes reach the point of major problems. Use your senses — hearing, sight and touch — to alert you to potential issues. Here are some common signs to watch for:
If you notice any of these signs — or any other out of the ordinary sights, sounds or sensations in the brake system — make an appointment immediately. Ignoring brake system problems usually makes things worse in the long run. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Wheel Works technicians are trained to service today’s complex brake systems. We’ll inspect your vehicle’s brake system to make sure it’s working right, diagnose any problem and offer suggestions and an estimate for repair.
We provide full repair service for all your braking needs:
Rest assured, our services are guaranteed to eliminate brake squeak. Plus, we can perform routine maintenance as suggested by your vehicle’s manufacturer. This usually means a brake system flush, removing the air and moisture from brake lines and replacing brake fluid.
Whatever your braking system needs, we’ll deliver the service to help ensure everything works right. Trust Wheel Works to take care of your vehicle’s brake service maintenance and repairs.