Brake Repair and Maintenance

Simply put, brakes are what make your car stop and help keep you, your family, and everyone around you safe. Proper maintenance of your brake system will help you avoid accidents and costly repairs. You should have your brake system checked every time you have your tires rotated.

 

Here are some warning signs that you need to have your brakes serviced:

 

  • A high pitched squealing sound. This is a safety feature on modern brakes to let you know the pads are wearing thin and need to be replaced.

  • A grinding metal sound. This means that the pads have been completely worn out and need to be replaced immediately to avoid damage to other parts of the brake system.

  • Lowered responsiveness and fading. Air in the brakes lines or leaking fluid will cause the brakes to “catch” with the pedal closer to the floorboard.

  • Vibration and pulsations when braking. This can be caused by warped rotors or the tires being out of balance. When rotors are warped, the brake pads cannot fully grip and braking will not be as effective.

  • Pulling to one side. This can be caused by the brakes on one side not gripping as firmly as the other or from debris in the brake lines.

  • Parking brake sticks. This is an indication the brakes are not fully disengaging and can cause extra wear on your rear brakes.

Contact Us Today

Give us a call or fill out the form below with any questions or concerns. 

(510) 796-8467

Our technicians are trained and certified in the service, inspection, and repair of the following:

 

  • All hydraulic components including lines, hoses, cylinders, and calipers

  • Brake fluid checked for age and containments

  • Rotors and drums inspected for thickness and damage

  • Power brake boosters

  • Emergency / parking brake

  • Anti lock, disc and drum brakes

 

Brakes are often overlooked but are one of the most important systems in your vehicle and we will inspect all the components in your brake system. We have the highest quality equipment in the automotive industry to help ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle and pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and providing the best quality auto repair for your vehicle.