You rely on your brakes every day without even thinking about it. You step on the brake pedal to slow down and stop so often, the action is automatic. The only time you think about braking is when you slam on your brakes to avoid an emergency. What would you do if your brakes failed? Preventative maintenance prevents brake problems, and Advanced Automotive services all brake system types. We also offer brake repair services because we understand how crucial brakes are to your safety.
Brake System Preventative Maintenance
Check your owner’s manual to see how often it says you should have your vehicle’s brakes inspected; generally, the recommendation is at each tire rotation, so every 6,000 miles. This ensures your brake system is fine, i.e. the pads have plenty of surface left, the fluid is clean and full, you don’t have any brake fluid leaks, and there isn’t any cause for other concerns. For example, if your brake pads have worn down, they can be replaced right away before they damage the rotors.
Brake System Repairs
While factory-scheduled brake service is designed to stave repairs, there may come a time when your brake system breaks down. This is common on high-mileage vehicles, classic automobiles, and vehicles that haven’t had regular brake service. Signs your brake system is in trouble include
- Noises or burning smells
- Soft or vibrating brake pedal
- Pulling to the side when braking
- Vibrating steering wheel when braking
- Vehicle shaking when brakes are applied
Don’t ignore these signs or anything else that seems strange when you apply the brakes. The sooner you get the issue fixed the less brake damage and repair costs. There are a handful of brake repairs auto service shops perform all the time, including us. These repairs are common and include
- ABS system failure
- Bleeding brake line repair
- Brake fluid leaks
- Brake line replacement
- Caliper replacement
- Master cylinder repair or replacement
- Pad replacement
- Rotor replacement
- Shoe replacement
We also replace various brake parts as they wear down. We understand that your vehicle’s brake system is one of the most important safety systems you have on your automobile, and our certified technicians will work tirelessly to ensure the brakes always operate as they should so you can rely on them.