What is a brake inspection?
Properly working brakes are essential to vehicle safety, and maintenance is the key to reliable stopping power. Brake pads, shoes, drums, and rotors are made of materials that wear down over time from heat and friction, even in normal driving conditions. When brake pads or shoes are in need of replacement, your vehicle may alert you with a dashboard indicator light or an audible indicator (squealing sound). It’s important to replace brake shoes and pads before they wear out completely and damage more expensive brake parts.
Why is this service recommended?
During our brake service, our technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your brakes, checking for problems and going over brake components to see that they’re working properly. If needed, we’ll perform a brake repair, installing new pads or shoes. We may also resurface or replace brake rotors or drums and replace brake fluid.
How does our service help?
Of course, proper brake maintenance helps ensure that your vehicle will come to a complete stop when the brake pedal is depressed. But periodic replacement of brake pads and shoes can also help you save money in the long run by preventing metal on metal contact, which can damage more expensive rotors or drums.