Thorough Brake Services for All Makes & Models
Ensuring your brakes are working correctly is the most important concern for the safety of yourself, your passengers, and other travelers on the road. Your brakes need to be in peak shape at all times as it only takes one hiccup for a potentially tragic accident. The ability to brake comes from many components of your vehicle working together. This is why it is important to have each component inspected to ensure you are braking properly.
What Exactly are Vehicle Breaks?
Vehicle breaks are mechanical components found on every vehicle that absorbs energy from a moving vehicle causing it to slow down and eventually stop when applied. The brakes are most often located on each wheel. Friction is the method most used to slow and stop the vehicle. This is done by pressing the brake pad against the rotating axles or wheels. The kinetic (moving) energy is transferred to the brake pads in the form of heat energy. If you are experiencing any issues with your breaks its critical to get them inspected and repaired right away!
Our Experienced Technicians will Address all braking related issues including:
Brake pads are what provides the friction that stops your vehicle. As you might imagine, the constant slowing of your vehicle wears the pads down and they eventually become ineffective. We will inspect your braking pads and advise on any required repair.
Brake Noise or Grinding
If your brakes are making noise or grinding, this is an indication that your brakes likely require immediate attention. Not only is the sound annoying, it can potentially be a safety issue.
Brake lines supply brake fluid which transmits hydraulic pressure to the wheel brakes, allowing a braking force that smoothly and safely halts your vehicle.
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
One of the most important safety systems for your vehicle. ABS prevents your wheels from locking up and sliding instead of rotating to a stop. It also allows you to continue to steer your vehicle and keep it under control during a hard application. A properly working ABS system is critical and can save your life, especially during the winter when the roads become slippery.
Rotors / Disc Brakes
The disc brake rotors are the rotating component that is applied when stopping your vehicle. If your rotors are warped or have thickness variation, you may feel a brake pedal sensation known as pulsation. They can also lead to excessive noise if they are severely grooved.
Calipers squeeze the brake pads against the disc brake rotor. This creates the friction required to slow your vehicle.
If you are experiencing any issues with your brakes we urge you to visit our Edmonton Tirecraft shop to have your brakes properly inspected and repaired in a professional and timely matter.