Your vehicle’s brake system is a critical safety component and should be regularly inspected. Should you suspect any problems, it is imperative that you contact Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck promptly.
Brakes work under a simple premise: When you depress the brake pedal, the force generates hydraulic pressure, which flows through the hydraulic lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and calipers, forcing the shoes against the drums (drum brakes) and the pads against the rotors (disc brakes). This creates a friction that slows the vehicle relative to the amount of force applied at the brake pedal.
Brakes naturally degrade over time, and require replacement. If you want too long to service your brakes, and they reach the point of “metal-to-metal” contact, it usually means your vehicle requires expensive rotor or drum replacement. So, it’s best to stay on top of your brakes with routine inspection.
If you notice any of the following issues, it could be a sign that your vehicle’s brakes need to be inspected/replaced:
- Car pulls to one side during braking
- Brake pedal pulsates upon depression
- Brake pedal feels “soft”
- You hear strange noises when you depress the brake pedal
- Repeatedly need to add brake fluid to the master cylinder
Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck offers comprehensive inspections of your brakes. Should your require service, we offer the following:
- Brake hoses and steel line repair/replacement
- Brake pad / shoe replacement
- Wheel bearings and grease seals
- Rotor and drum machining and replacement
- Brake fluid testing and flushing
- Brake system bleeding
- ABS Systems
- Master Cylinders