With disc brakes, brakes pad rub on a disc to slow the wheels, so it’s normal that they wear out eventually and you will need brake service. Replacing pads is a straightforward repair, so if you’re hearing unusual sounds when you brake, or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy or too hard, bring your vehicle in to Westown Auto and let us perform a disc brake inspection for you. Your technician can inspect all the brake components and tell you if it’s time to replace the pads, the disc or any other component.
That’s important because if you have worn out pads, metal brake components can grind on the rotors, damaging it enough that it needs to be resurfaced or replaced. Regular disc inspections keep your brakes working safely, on top of helping you avoid costly brake component repairs in the future.
Some vehicles have disc brakes on the front, and drum brakes on the rear. Drum brakes are essential to your safety, and a thorough brake inspection will uncover any maintenance or repair issues that need to be addressed to keep you stopping safely. If you are hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your pedal is too hard to push or has a mushy feel, bring your vehicle in for a brake inspection right away.
A break inspection will find problems early on, like break components, or if it’s time to replace the shoes. Some people ignore the warning signs and keep driving long after the shoes are completely worn out. When that happens, metal brake components will grind against the drum, damaging it enough that it’ll need to be replaced.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on your car to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. The Class “A” Mechanics of Westown Auto are experts at servicing Anti-lock braking systems.