A fully functioning brake system is crucial to the safety of you and your passengers, as well as the safety of other drivers on the road. The brake system in a vehicle is a set of mechanical, electronic, and hydraulically activated components that use friction to stop a moving vehicle.
Your vehicle’s braking system involves highly engineered parts and exact movements that will stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you depress the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes a system of brake lines that lead to each of the vehicle’s wheels. At the wheels, brake pads will press against a brake disc or brake drum and create the correct amount of friction to slow the vehicle to a complete stop. Over time, the friction and heat will wear down the brake pads, calipers, and rotors, in addition to any other components of the braking system.
Each component of the braking system may exhibit slightly different signs that they are due for service but some of the most common indicators you can look for are, squeaking sounds while braking, vibrating while braking, if your brake pedal depresses too easily, or even as simple as your vehicle’s dash board displaying a notification that your brakes are due for service.
To schedule your vehicle for service or a brake inspection, please give us a call or click the icon to the right. Can’t make the drive to us? Allow us to come pick up your car in our enclosed 24’ car carrier. We’ll see you soon!