Protecting your brakes is not only important for the value of your car; it provides on-the-road security for you and your family. At AAMCO, we provide skilled brake repairs for car owners throughout the area. Our focus is on expert diagnostics and skilled service and repairs. Working with us, you can expect superior brake performance for years to come.
Brake System Service
To maintain the health of your brake system, scheduling regular maintenance is essential. As part of our exclusive AAMCO Brake System Service, a certified technician can examine your entire braking system, including:
- Brake pads
- Hydraulic fluids
- Calipers and wheel cylinders
- Brake hardware
- Hoses and lines
- Master cylinders
- Anti-lock braking systems
As part of our service, a technician can provide any brake repairs needed. This includes the replacement of brake pads, wheel bearings, rotor and drums, and brake fluid. We can also lubricate specified components, adjust parking brakes, and resurface rotors and drums. We end all of our services with a road test to ensure your entire braking system is functioning properly.
How to Know if You Need an Inspection
If you're not sure if you need a brake system service, conduct your own visual and audible inspection. Here are two ways to determine whether or not your brake pads will need to be replaced:
- Visually: Brake pads that are less than 1/4 inch thick will need to be replaced soon. With anything less than 1/8 inch, you risk serious harm to your brake pads. Take your vehicle to an AAMCO Car Center right away.
- Audibly: Any screeching, squealing, grinding, or other unusual sounds while you are braking are a sign that it is time to get your brakes serviced. Especially loud screeching noises point to damage to your rotor. It is important to take your vehicle to a service professional to have its rotors relined.
If you're not sure if your car needs an inspection, it is better to be safe. Most experts recommend at least an annual inspection to preserve the health of a braking system. Through regular inspections, you can avoid expensive repairs and protect your safety on the road.