Car Brake Services & Repair
Car Brake Services & Repair
Brake maintenance on your car should not be treated lightly. In an emergency, stopping quickly is important for the safety of you and your passengers. So, when it is time for brake service, there are a few things you should know.
Get a brake inspection at Jamaica Auto Body & Towing any time you notice an irregularity in your car’s braking performance. The below are all possible indicators that you may need brake repair work.
Get a brake service inspection if:
The brake pedal seems to be spongy or presses farther to the floor than usual
Your vehicle pulls to the right or left when you brake
Unusual noises or vibrations occur during braking
Many brake pads today have a built-in metal component that create a slight squeal. The squeal increases in volume over time to alert you of the need for service. If your brakes make a squealing sound, that may be a sign that you need brake service immediately.
Replacing Your Brake Pads
Brake pad replacement is the most common repair job for automotive brake systems. The reason is simple: brakes are designed to wear out. The pads rub on the brake disk to stop your car, so worn pads are the first thing to check if you are experiencing any braking problems.
Assuming that you have the proper tools, the two most difficult aspects of brake pad replacement are the heavy weight of the caliper and the pistons. Without proper tools, adjusting the piston and calipers to fit over the new, thicker pads can be very difficult.
Since brake pads are only one possible problem with a brake system, there are other items to check as well. If the pads are worn thin or are cracked from heat during use, pad replacement may be necessary and the system should be inspected.
Replacing your brake pads can be a daunting task for those without mechanical skills. Allow the experts at a Jamaica Auto Body & Towing to give you the peace of mind by installing your new brake pads for you!
If your vehicle requires new brakes or brake pads, call us today at:(718) 529-1000.