A well-maintained braking system is not just pad replacement. It includes rotor replacement, caliper inspection and fluid bleeding and flushing. Over time friction and heat has the potential to wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other braking components. The components comprising each brake system are similar, the warning signs for needing brake repairs should not be minimized.
Older cars without anti lock brakes are vulnerable to uncontrolled skidding when braking, due to the risk of wheels locking up. In all current model cars the ABS system uses speed sensors to detect rapid decelerations, then controls the brakes through a series of valves positioned on the brake lines. The ABS uses a pump for restoring pressure to the brakes. The system is run by a control unit that processes the data from the sensors and controls the valves and the pump. This keeps all four inequal balance so they don’t lock up they pulse when a quick stop is needed. The anti-lock brakes prevent hydroplaning or skidding in adverse weather conditions. The ABS brakes give you more traction when you’re on a slick surface. The new technology of braking gives you even more control over your car, even if you start to slide. It is very important to check system over yearly to make sure it is operating correctly.
Rotors should always be replaced with the brake pads. It is always best not to use the cheaper non OEM equivalent China rotors. The premium rotors are made with better alloys and will be less likely to warp due to heat.
We are trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear brake systems and all accompanying brake system components like brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulic systems. If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms of bad brakes, like unusual squealing or grinding noises, contact us to have them checked out immediately or call us at (503) 668-9603 for premiere. auto repair in Sandy, OR.
A well maintained braking system provides a safer driving environment and protects the vehicle for years to come.
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