BRAKES AND BRAKE REPAIR
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BRAKES AND BRAKE REPAIR
You develop a sense of familiarity with your brakes. How they sound, how they feel on the pedal – and how swiftly they bring your vehicle to a halt. Then, all of a sudden, your brakes stop working properly. Your brakes make a strange sounds. Your pedal has an odd sensation - and you need to press it harder. Worse yet, it takes an increasing amount of time to come to a complete stop.
We created Ez Rev Auto Lab service for you. We hate surprises (at least behind the wheel) as much as you do. But we know change is inevitable. Brake pads and rotors wear out from the immense friction and heat they encounter. Air gets into brake lines. And your brake system has dozens of other components that can wear out at any time. It takes Midas expertise to bring your braking confidence back.
We developed the Ez Rev Auto Lab service specifically for you. We despise surprises just as much as you do (at least behind the wheel). However, we recognise that change is unavoidable. Brake pads and rotors deteriorate due to the extreme friction and heat they are exposed to. Air enters brake lines. Additionally, your brake system has a slew of other components that can fail at any time. Ez Rev Auto Lab competence is required to restore your braking confidence.
Types of Brake Service at Ez Rev Lab
- 55-Point Brake Inspection – to diagnose that spongy brake pedal, discover why your brake light is on, or just check out your brakes as part of routine maintenance.
- Brake Pad Replacement – for routine brake maintenance.
- Brake Rotor Service – to complete your brake pad replacement. We’ll smooth out brake pad wear if necessary, or recommend new rotors if you need them.
- Brake Shoe Replacement – similar to brake pad replacement, for drum style brakes.
- Brake Drum Service – similar to brake rotor service, for drum style brakes.
- Brake Fluid Service – from routine brake fluid exchange to brake fluid leak repair.
- Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Service – from your ABS sensors to the system computer module.
What does brake service include?
- Brake pad or brake shoe replacement
- Brake rotor resurfacing or brake drum turning
- Brake rotor or drum replacement
- Brake fluid exchange or flushing
- Brake line leak repair
- Brake light diagnosis
There are a lot of different things that go into a brake job, depending on how old each part is. In this case, you may or may not need to buy new brake rotors with your new brake pads. Brake service is not the only thing that needs to be done on both wheels of a single axle. Multiple systems in your car are meant to make sure that the parts on both sides of your car are in the same condition.
An inspection of the brakes should look at all the parts and connections of the brakes, as well as their condition, the dashboard lights, outside lights that show when the brakes are on, and how much hydraulic pressure is in the brake lines.
How often should I have my brakes checked?
Braking pads or shoes can last anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 miles depending on your vehicle, temperature, brake parts, and driving behaviours. Brake fluid can endure for two to five years. Regular brake check is required because the replacement cycle is so unpredictable. Check your owner's manual for your brake inspection schedule; most manufacturers recommend doing it every 10,000-12,000 miles or once a year.
How can I know if my brakes need to be replaced?
If you hear a new sound or notice a reduction in pedal responsiveness when braking, you may need new brake pads, rotors, or brake fluid. Squeaky brake pads will only get worse until you hear the grinding sound of exposed rotors. A nerve-wracking delay in pedal reaction can be caused by worn brake pads and low brake fluid pressure. Vibrations occur when braking due to warped rotors (not to be confused with the expected pulsing sensation of your ABS kicking in).
What are the warning signs and symptoms of brake failure?
Here are some common signs of failing brakes:
- Dashboard lights or warnings - Your BRAKE light, ABS light or Check Engine light may indicate brake problems.
- Leaking brake fluid - Any fluid leak should be inspected.
- Any change in brake response - Taking longer to stop or needing to press the pedal farther are classic symptoms of brake trouble.
- Any new noise when braking - Squealing, grinding, squeaking, or rattling? Check the brake pads and rotors. Hissing sounds? Suspect a brake fluid leak problem.
- Any shaking or vibration when braking - Rough stops may mean warped rotors. (But a pulsing pedal can simply be your ABS in action.)
- Soft or spongy brakes - Spongy brakes suggest a problem in your brake fluid lines, or brake shoes.
- Hard or stiff brakes - You may have contaminants in the brake fluid or a bad seal on the master cylinder or brake booster.
- Engine misfiring or stalling - You may have a bad power brake booster.
- Vehicle pulling to one side when braking – You could have faulty brake hardware or an uneven hydraulic issue.