Brake Service, Repair, and Maintenance
As a regular driver, you get to know the sound, the feel, and the performance of your brakes. So, it’s one area of your vehicle where it’s possible to detect when your brakes may need servicing or replacing.
Commonly, if you notice any sounds such as squeaks, hissing, or screeching, it may mean your brake pads are worn – or worse – grinding on unprotected rotors. If you experience diminished pedal response when you brake it may also be a sign of worn pads and low brake fluid pressure.
Other typical signs of failing breaks include:
- Dashboard warning lights – Your vehicle will tell you when it senses brake issues in the form of the brake, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), or even “check engine” light.
- Leaking brake fluid – If you spot the presence of brake fluid under your car, your brakes must be inspected.
- Diminished brake response – If it takes longer to stop or you must depress the brake pedal further to engage braking, it’s a sign of brake issues.
- New noises – Squeaking, screeching, hissing, grinding, and rattling sounds indicate various brake issues.
- Vibration or shaking when braking – Shuddering stops can indicate warped rotors.
- Vehicle pulls to a side when braking – Pulling up on braking could indicate faulty hardware or an uneven hydraulic issue.
At Automotive Diagnostic Specialties (ADS Auto Repair), our ASE certified technicians will inspect all aspects of your vehicle’s brake system to determine what the problem is and give you a recommended plan of action. This includes investigating all brake parts and connectors, dashboard lights, brake lights, brake fluid condition, hydraulic pressure through the brake lines, and more.
Our common brake services include brake pad or brake shoe replacement, rotor resurfacing or replacement, brake drum turning/replacement, brake fluid exchange or flushing, brake line leak repair, inspection of ABS sensors and computer module, or full brake replacement.
We’ll inform you of your options of what’s necessary at the time, what may be pending a few thousand miles down the road, and make suggestions for safety and cost-effectiveness. When it’s time for new brake pads, that may not mean you need new rotors. Our trustworthy technicians will give you the information you need to determine how best to proceed.
Depending on driving habits and type of vehicle, brake pads or shoes in Arizona may last anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 miles, while brake fluid lasts from 2-5 years. Those are large replacement spans, which is why it’s important to maintain regular brake inspection. Most vehicle manufacturers suggest you get your brakes inspected every 10,000-12,000 miles, or every year at a minimum.
We perform brake repair services on cars, trucks, and RVs. Whether you suspect a brake problem or it’s time for your recommended service interval, contact ADS Auto Repair today at (480) 961-8704 to schedule your appointment.