Brake Systems

Typical Service 

  • Have your brake linings, drums, and rotors, and brake fluid inspected.
  • The typical “Brake Job” consists of brake pad and/or shoe replacement, along with related hardware. Depending on the condition or thickness of the drums or rotors, machining or replacement may be necessary.
  • The parking brake should also be checked for proper operation and adjustment.  In some cases, the parking brake shoes/pads may need replacement.

 

Racing legend Richard Petty once said, “If you’ve got good brakes you can stay out of a lot of trouble.” If you’re hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy or too hard, have us do a disc brake inspection for you. We’ll tell you if there’s something wrong and what it’ll take to get your brakes all fixed up.

Disc Brakes

Click on Disc Brakes (above) to see an example of how Disc Brakes work.   

Some vehicles have disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear. A thorough brake inspection will uncover any maintenance or repair issues that need to be addressed to keep you stopping safely. If you are hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your pedal is too hard to push or has a mushy feel, bring it in for a brake inspection right away.

Drum Brakes 

Click on Drum Brakes (above) to see an example of how Drum Brakes work.