Brakes

Having good brakes can save your life

Inspection

A vehicle's brakes should be inspected at least once a year for safety and more frequently if there are signs of malfunction. Signs include hard or low resistance when pressing on the brake pedal, a squealing or grinding sound coming from brakes, and a persistent brake warning light.

Repair

The most common type of brake repair service is brake pad replacement. Brake pads are made of organic, ceramic or semi-metallic materials which wear down as a result of constant use. Neglected replacement of brake pads will lead to further brake repair costs if the metal components of the brake pad and rotor come in contact during the braking process.

Routine Maintenance

In addition to regular inspections, routine maintenance of a car's brake system is also an important part of a vehicle's safety. Car manufacturers usually recommend routine brake system flushing, which involves replacing brake fluid and removing moisture and air from brake lines.