To ensure that your vehicle stays in good working condition, it is important to get it serviced on a regular basis. Have you noticed that your brakes are grinding or squealing when the car slows to a stop? Are you concerned that the vehicle isn’t stopping smoothly? It may be time for a brake service at Ethan’s Honest Auto.
Your car needs to be safe on the road, and your brakes are crucial to ensuring that you make it to your destination safely. We take pride in our service department and are committed to completing the job right. Talk to us about your concerns, and we’ll tell you what needs to happen with your vehicle to keep it in top condition.
Why Do You Need Brake Service?
Brake linings wear out over time. In order to get the car to stop, brake pads utilize friction to get the desired result. That means that each time you push down on your brakes, your linings get a little more worn out. After a certain amount of time, the linings need to be replaced altogether.
It is hard to predict when this will happen because there are a number of different factors that come into play over the life of your car. For example, how often you stop your vehicle and how much pressure you apply both have an impact on how fast the linings wear out. And that’s not all; the friction material that is used also plays a role. The type of car you drive is important as well; a heavier automobile is going to wear out its linings before a lighter vehicle.
What Happens When You Bring Your Car In?
The first step in the process is to look over your car and the brake system. Because of the factors noted above, your brakes aren’t going to look like anyone else’s brakes. There are so many reasons why the system might be failing, so it is important to take a look at everything to figure out which components need to be repaired and which are still in good working condition.
What Is A Complete Brake Job?
In many cases, only certain items will need to be replaced or fixed due to wear. For example, the front brakes will wear down much faster than the rear brakes, which means you may only need work done on the front to start. However, there are times when your entire brake system needs to be worked on. Some of the parts involved include:
- Master Cylinder
- Brake Hoses
- Brake Linings
- Drum Hardware
- Brake Fluid
- Brake Lubricant
- Wheel Bearings
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it does give you an idea of some of the work that may need to be performed.
At Ethan’s Honest Automotive, we are happy to talk to you about your concerns and take a close look at your vehicle to determine what is going on. After an inspection, we let you know how much it will cost to have the necessary repairs performed. Get in contact with us today to let us know how we can help you!