Improve Vehicle Safety & Brake Performance
Pay attention to your braking system’s performance. It’ll give you early warning signs that give you enough time to seek professional help for a brake repair. The earliest alert will be a high-pitched squealing sound every time you apply your brakes. Your brakes are designed to let you know when the brake pads have worn too low. Carriage Traders Auto Repair in South Glens Falls, NY will provide a quick and thorough brake check to let you know the true condition of your brakes. We’re able to provide complete any brake repairs, including pad replacements or rotor replacement services to restore your braking system to its original condition.
Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials, while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. Some pads have a metal strip attached that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the car is in motion and the brakes are not applied.
Brake System Components That Can Fail
The brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally. The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.
Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly. The master cylinder, the heart of your vehicle’s brake repair need, holds the fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered, and the brake pads will become ruined.
Schedule Your Brake Repairs Today!
Be proactive with your brake repair services and come to Carriage Traders Auto Repair. We perform quick but thorough brake checks to let you know the true condition of your braking system. Quality maintenance is necessary to keep you ahead of any costly repair. Give us a call today at (518) 745-7014 to schedule your brake repair service today!