The brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle and they go a long way to keep you safe behind the wheel.
However, it's often hard to determine whether the noises we hear our brakes making are the result of something simple, like air in the brake line, or if they are a warning sign of imminent brake failure.
Remember, when your service technician recommends any brake repair, it should be completed as soon as possible to avoid danger. Whether you need a simple brake inspection, brake replacement, brake pad replacement or work on the brake discs, brake pads or rotors, we can help. Our technicians are trained to work on specific makes and models, and our prices are often lower than you can find at an independent garage.
For a better idea of what could be causing your brake trouble, read on for answers to common brake questions.Why are my brakes pulsing?
- If you experience a pulsing or jerking from the brake, it is far more likely that it was caused by a defect in the brake rotor or drum than from the anti-lock system. A warped rotor or out-of-round drum can cause pronounced pulsating in the brake pedal.
- The failure of the pad to retract is not uncommon. In older drum systems, the brake shoes are pulled back from the drum by strong springs. But in a disk brake system, the pads are pulled back from the rotor (or disc) by the resiliency of rubber seals. As these seals age or are damaged by contaminated brake fluid, they can fail to do their job. The result is that the pad will ride against the rotor and wear out prematurely.
- If your rotor is warped, it can cause the pad to wear out even without a failure of the rubber seal. A warped rotor will wobble as it rotates, thereby scraping the pad as it turns. Eventually the pad wears out and the metal backing plate will damage the metal rotor.
How much does a brake job cost?
cost of repairing your brakes depends largely on what is wrong with
your brakes, and which garage you choose to have them repaired at. There
are often costs associated with the initial inspection of your brakes,
repairing the damaged brake system, and replacing brake parts. If your
entire brake system needs to be replaced, this is commonly a more
expensive procedure. It is a common myth that a dealership service
department is more expensive than a private garage. However, at our
service centre we offer affordable and professional service performed by
factory trained technicians. Contact us today
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For many owners, brake repair and a brake change is
something that is often overlooked. But keeping your brakes properly
calibrated and in good working order can prevent costly repairs down the
line, and, more importantly, help you avoid a collision.