Brakes are the most important safety componant your vehicle has. Ignoring your vehicle’s brakes for to long can lead to serious safet concerns. If your car has worn brake pads or discs, it can cause damage to other more expensive components such as the rotors, drums and calipers which will ultimately cause car failure while driving. Be sure to service your vehicle between intervals and take notice of any signs or symptoms of issues.
How to know if your brakes need work:
Two ways to determine when Brake Services are needed are distinctive changes in the performance of your vehicle or a diagnosis from your local technician or mechanic. Some common indicators are…
- Shakey Steeting Wheel
- Flashing Brake Warning Light
- Grinding or Squeeling noises
- Increased Stopping Distance
Brake System Componants
There are several different parts that all work together to ensure your vehicle stops as it should.
- Brake Pads
- Brake Caliper
- Brake Fluid
- Brake Lines
Brake Pads are contained in the Brake Caliper which is hydraulically clamped down onto the Rotor causing friction to slow/stop the vehicle. The Brake Fluid is used as hydraulic fluid to transfer force into pressure, and to amplify braking force.
How to know if your brakes were done correctly
Sometimes, searching for the “right” service center can be a tough decision. No matter where you go it is important to make sure the technicians have years of experience, accreditation, and qualifications. Also ensuring the shop provides written warranty/receipt when repairs are performed is important. Quirk Service Centers are backed by your vehicle’s manufacturer and have years and years of professional auto repair experience. Don’t forget to consider us for your next brake checkup.