Top-Grade Brake Services
Most drivers seem to be concerned about whether or not their car will start and / or how fast it can go. These are valid expectations but what is equally or rather more important is how well your vehicle can come to a safe and complete stop. This function of your vehicle depends on the condition of your braking system.
Having your brakes inspected on a regular basis is one of the best ways to ensure that they are ready when you need them.
Here at Jay's Auto Services, we can often perform a quick visual inspection on your brakes and give you a better idea as to how long you can expect your current brake pads to last. This is important to know because your brakes are the most crucial safety feature your car, truck, or SUV has to offer.
Through Brake Inspections
A brake inspection may include a quick look at the current thickness of your brake pads or a complete breakdown of your brake assembly to get a better insight into all aspects of your braking system.
While you may be familiar with brake pads, there are several other components that are involved when engaging your braking system . Testing your brake fluid is also a part of brake inspection.
Your vehicle's brake pads prevent metal to metal contact, which in-turn reduces friction and heat. This heat can cause parts in your brake assembly to become warped and fail prematurely.
If you're not sure when you need to replace your vehicle's brake pads, there are several warning signs you can look for when bringing your vehicle to a stop. There can be excessive vibration when attempting to brake if your brake pads are completely worn out. When this occurs, it's a good idea to have your brakes inspected sooner rather than later.
Another warning sign can come in the form of a high pitched squeal. This is because there can be a metal filament buried in a brake pad. As the brake pad wears down, the metal is exposed, causing that high pitched whine you hear when you brake. When this happens, you'll know it's time to have your brakes inspected.
There are several reasons why your brakes may squeak. Bring your vehicle to our repair shop and we'll give you the peace of mind you need by ensuring your vehicle's brakes are properly maintained.