Brake Repair and Brake Service
Responsive, well-maintained brakes are an integral part of your car’s safety system, and without them, you could easily get into a car accident. If your brake pedal is sticking, or if you can depress it all the way to the floor with no force, bring your car to AAMCO for a brake inspection.
Every vehicle requires new brake pads at some point during its lifetime, because brakes simply wear out. This is especially true if you often drive in stop-and-go traffic on crowded freeways or in urban neighborhoods, and put a lot of wear and tear on your vehicle’s brakes.
There are two ways to tell that your brakes need to be repaired: First, if AAMCO technicians or maintenance professionals notice that the pads have worn down to less than 1/4 inch thick, you should have them replaced immediately. Once the pads wear down below 1/8 inch, you will soon damage the rotor, which is expensive to repair.
The second sign that it’s time for a brake job is a high-pitched squealing sound when you use the brakes. Don’t wait until you hear metal scraping on metal, because by then it’s too late to avoid costly damage, which can only be repaired by resurfacing or totally replacing the rotor.
Brake System Service
Get your brakes checked at least once a year to make sure your vehicle is safe. You don’t want your brakes to fail during a driving emergency, when you need them most. Screeching, grinding, or scraping noises are warning signs of serious problems with your braking system.
Bring your car to AAMCO to have one of our professionals perform a comprehensive inspection of your braking system, including the pads, rotor, drum, calipers, wheel cylinders, hardware, fluids, lines, hoses, and modern anti-lock feature. Your safety is our top priority.
Our Brake System Service includes all of the following, as needed:
- Visual examination of all parts
- Replacement of pads worn down to a 1/4 inch or less.
- Refreshing of brake fluid
- Tune-up of the parking brake
- Repacking of wheel bearings
- Resurfacing or replacement of rotor and drum.
- Comprehensive road test to make sure all new components are working safely.