At Waters Auto Repair, we are committed to your vehicle's safety. When the braking systems of your car are compromised, so is your safety on the road. Allow Waters Auto Repair to help repair your vehicle's brakes, keeping you safer while driving.
Several systems make up your vehicle's ability to stop. The brake pads, rotors, calipers, and Anti-lock Brake System are all components of great stopping control.
The most common auto maintenance and repair issues regarding brakes are the vehicle's brake pads and rotors. Naturally, these systems' functions require periodic maintenance and replacement as components wear down.
Squealing brakes typically identify the first signs of a braking issue. New brake pads are often required to maintain your vehicle's braking power. If you allow your brake pads to degenerate entirely, the metal that holds the brake pads in place makes contact with your rotors, creating a metal-on-metal grinding sound when braking. Once metal-on-metal occurs, the rotors or drums must be replaced to function safely and correctly. Seek the help of an auto repair professional immediately if you hear or sense brake problems.
Your vehicle's Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ensures that your car's tires continue to rotate during braking, preventing the wheels from skidding and offering you more control during quick and hard braking. Most vehicles today offer ABS and indicates if your ABS is experiencing issues. Our experienced auto mechanics are happy to help you diagnose and resolve any problems you may be experiencing.
Your vehicle's brake fluid deteriorates over time, causing your braking system to become less effective. Moreover, as brake fluid ages and absorbs water, the fluid can become corrosive, damaging your car's braking system. It is essential to perform regular brake fluid flushes to ensure that your vehicle braking system is performing at its best. Talk to an auto mechanic today at Waters Auto Repair to set up your vehicle's periodic brake fluid flushes.
Brake fluid is held within your master cylinder, and brake hoses carry the brake fluid to the calipers, where pressure from the brake pedal squeezes the pads on the rotors. A cracked or broken brake hose will not hold enough pressure to allow your braking system to work correctly and may even fail. Likewise, issues with your car's master cylinder can cause similar problems, leading to brake failure. Your master cylinder and brake hoses do not need regular maintenance but may need repair if issues arise.
Your car's brake calipers hold the brake pads in place where pressure can be applied to the rotors. Brake pads fit around the rotors like a clamp and squeeze the rotor when the brakes are applied, allowing your vehicle to stop. More often than not, calipers require little to no maintenance. However, uneven wear on brake pads or metal-on-metal grinding can lead to caliper issues. A brake caliper problem can cause braking issues, reducing your control during braking or reducing your vehicle's ability to stop on time.
Automotive rotors and drums are solid pieces of metal that slow your vehicle down as brake pads clamp down on the rotors or drums when the brake pedal is engaged. Over time, rotors and drums wear down, causing grooves or warping due to friction and heat during braking. When warping occurs, your vehicle may "wobble" when braking, offering you less control. Resurfacing rotors is one method to ensure rotors work properly during braking. The most secure method of providing the best possible braking function is automotive rotor replacement.
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