Brake maintenance is an important component of your car that ensures the safety of you, your passengers, and those around you. 


Now you may have many questions like: what are my brakes, how do they work, and how do I know when they need to be fixed? Well, we can answer all of those questions for you as well as fix any brake problems you may be having. Scroll down to read more about our brake services and the signs that indicate that your vehicle needs a brake repair.


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 seems to be spongy or presses farther to the floor than usual

  • Your vehicle pulls to the right or left when you brake

  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes

  • Your steering wheel is shaking

  • Your car is wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds

  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles since the last time your brakes were inspected

  • You’re near or past the number of miles your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends between brake fluid exchanges

  • The brake warning light on your dashboard comes on and stays 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 Brake Parts

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.


The pressure caused from the brake pads squeezing against the rotor creates friction between the two components. 

The caliper is activated by your car's brake fluid, which is produced when you press down on your brake pedal. That fluid allows the caliper to press the brake pads against the rotor disc and decelerates the rotation of your wheels.

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





Brake Pad Replacement





Brake Rotor Replacement





Brake Caliper Replacement





Brake Line Replacement

Brake Fluid Flush