General Brake Maintenance
Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Brake Repair
Your braking system is a key component to ensuring your safety when driving and it's when you are driving that you may notice some of these signs which indicate the need for a brake inspection and repair. Although you may be able to notice the signs of brake issues, sometimes you may not, that is why coming in for a yearly brake inspection is important and recommended.
Get a brake service inspection if:
The brake pedal feels spongy or presses farther to the floor than usual
Your vehicle pulls to the right or left when you brake
You hear grinding, squeaking or squealing when you brake
Your steering wheel is shaking
Wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds
You're 12,000 miles or over since your last brake inspection
The brake warning light on your dashboard comes on
Your vehicle requires longer distances to stop than it used to
The brake pedal responds slowly
The brake pedal requires excess pressure
Many brake pads today have a built-in metal component that creates a slight squeal. The squeal increases in volume over time to alert you of the need for service. If you begin to hear a loud squeal, make sure to bring your vehicle to Superior Performance Auto for a full, 23-point inspection.
Understanding Your Breaks
One thing you can do as a vehicle owner is better understand the different moving parts that make up your brake system.
Starting with one of the main components of your braking system, the disc rotor, which the brake pads squeeze against to stop your tire from spinning.
OUR BRAKE SERVICES
Brake Pad Replacement
Brake Rotor Replacement
Brake Caliper Replacement
Brake Line Replacement
Brake fluid service
Brake booster replacement
Brake master cylinder replacement
Brake hose replacement
Abs repair and replacement
Emergency brake replacement/repair
Brake light bulb replacement/repair
Brake pedal replacement/repair
Brake light switch replacement/repair
Brake Inspection Service
When you press your brake pedal, the brake pads create friction; in turn, the brake rotor disperses heat throughout the vehicle to keep the brakes themselves from overheating. Both are essential to the proper functioning of your braking system. And both need proper inspection when servicing your brakes.
At Superior Performance Auto, we offer and recommend a full, 23-point inspection that includes a comprehensive vehicle check, from brake function, belts, hoses and filters to suspensions, struts and shocks, motor mounts and fuel filters. Our brake assessment, however, will include:
Brake function – measurement of pads thickness
Fluids – inspection of brake fluid viscosity checking for levels and leaks
Rotors / drums – determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
Wheel cylinders – check wheel cylinders for function
Brake hardware – inspect hardware for wear and tear
Brake hoses – problems with the hoses are common and need regular checking as they can wear out