Brake Repair & Service

Duncan Brake RepairYour car’s brakes are perhaps it’s most important safety feature. Keeping them in good working order is crucial not only for your own safety, but that of your passengers and other others sharing the same road. It’s therefore important to have regular brake inspections done (at least once a year) to ensure your brakes are working properly, keeping you safe, and helping to avoid costly replacements. You should however have a brake inspection done right away if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Your brakes are continuously squeaking, squealing, or grinding.
  • Your brake or anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning light comes on.
  • Your car jerks or pulls to one side when braking.
  • You need to pump your brakes for them to work properly.
  • Your brake pedal feels unusually soft and spongy or hard.
  • You notice brake fluid leaks around the wheels or engine compartment.

Any time you notice these or other symptoms, it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked. At Cowichan Auto Repair, if our inspection reveals you do need brake repair service or “brake job“, we will explain exactly what’s required, what’s optional, and provide you with a written estimate before any work is done.

Common brake repair services include:

  • Brake Inspection
  • Brake rotor replacement
  • Front disk brake repair
  • Parking Brake adjustment
  • Rear disk brake repair
  • Rear drum brake repair

Brake Repair/Brake Service Frequently Asked Questions

What causes brake noise?
I hear a grinding noise when I step on the brakes. Should I be concerned?
My brake pedal feels spongy. Why?
How often should I change my brake fluid?
The car pulls to the right or left when I step on the brakes. Why?
Do I have to change my brake fluid?
My car shakes when I hit the brakes. What's going on?
I only have 15,000 kms on my car and my brakes are squeaking. Do I need new brakes already?
How long do brake pads and rotors last?

Your vehicle’s brake system involves highly engineered parts and precise movements that stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you press down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines leading to each of the vehicle’s wheels, where brake pads or shoes press against a disc or drum and create the necessary friction needed to slow the vehicle to a complete stop. Over time, this friction and heat has the potential to wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other braking components. While the components comprising each brake system may vary, the warning signs for impending brake repairs are the same.

 

Duncan Brake Repair & Service

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