BRAKE REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
E & S Automotive Service understands you need the confidence of knowing when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle will come to a stop. Your car’s brakes should be examined at least once a year for the safety of you and your family. Brakes are one of the most important safety attributes on your vehicle. There are 2 types of braking systems on most cars; traditional brakes and anti-lock braking system (ABS). A typical braking system is comprised of the rotor, the caliper, and brake pads or shoes. If your brake pads wear and are not changed, the rotors may need to be replaced as well.
Why is brake repair important?
In order to properly stop your car, brake pads have to be in functioning condition and not worn down to the rotors. Because brakes are a system you use every time you use your car, don’t ignore any sort of complications. Even small changes may indicate your brakes need repair. For ideal performance and safety, have our team at E & S Automotive Service San Jose, CA check and service your brakes routinely.
Follow these pointers to help keep your brakes working effectively:
Have your brakes inspected at least once a year, but more often if you typically drive in city traffic or live in a location with a lot of hills
Never drive with the parking brake on
Have brake fluid checked and changed as required, but if you have to add fluid more than every couple of months, you may have a leak
Check your brakes right away if you observe any of the following:
A high-pitched squeak when you press down on the brakes
A scraping or grinding sound when not braking, this also can be a sign of a brake or bearing problem and must be checked immediately
Shaking or vibration during braking
Using more pressure than normal when trying to stop
The quicker you inspect problems and replace brake pads, the safer your automobile will be. Prolonging brake concerns may cause other more costly repairs. Call us to schedule an appointment for a brake inspection today.