Brake repair and services
How Do Brakes Work?
Your wheels are bolted to smooth steel discs called rotors, and a heavy caliper encloses part of the rotor. The caliper houses the brake pads, which are lined with a hard semi-metallic or ceramic friction material. When you press the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure forces the pads against the rotor, slowing or stopping the car by friction.
Get Brake Maintenance Services Regularly
The friction material on the pads can last 40-60,000 miles, which can be as long as five years, according to how many miles you drive. When the parts wear so slowly and gradually, it can be hard to tell when the pads have worn to a point where they need service.
Symptoms of Bad Brakes
Sometimes it might be a bit difficult to tell when your brakes might need servicing. There are a few tell tale signs that can help you to diagnose brake issues.
- The vehicle has a pronounced pull to one side when braking
- The vehicle has a noticeable pulsation or vibration through brake pedal while braking
- A tendency for one or more wheels to lock up and skid while braking
- Excessive brake pedal travel, i.e. brake pedal goes farther toward floor before brakes engage
- Brake pedal feels “soft” or “spongy” underfoot
- Shimmy through steering wheel while braking
- Squeal, groan or metallic grinding noise while braking.
Why Get Brake Maintenance & Repair Services?
Some brake pads feature a spring steel tab that protrudes from the backing plate and is designed to drag on the rotor when the pads reach a minimum thickness, squealing and alerting the driver. In other cases, it can mean that the pads are worn to a point where the friction material is gone and the backing plates are exposed, digging into the rotors. Not only is your only braking ability coming from metal to metal contact, but it’s quickly ruining your rotors’ faces!
106 St. Tire & Wheel Offers The Best Brake Repair Services in NY
We offer top-notch brake repair and service on all vehicle makes and models. Our team of experienced technicians uses only state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure that your vehicle's brake system will be serviced and cared for accordingly. We invite you to visit our auto repair shop for a free brake fluid and brake system inspection so that you can be undisturbed about your vehicle' condition if you decide to go on a long trip across the country. Our skilled technicians will inspect all major components of your vehicle’s brake system, including calipers, pads and shoes, hardware, and rotors, and they will tell you what type of services have to be performed. Additionally, we always provide our customer’s with a written estimate of all the repairs and services that need to be performed. After you read it and approve it, only then will we start doing any type of work on your vehicle.
Do you trust your car's brakes? If you have any doubts regarding the current condition of your brakes, it's best to call or pay a visit to our auto repair shop. The common symptoms of faulty brake system include a feeling that the brakes pulls when you push the pedal, a pulsing sensation in the brake pedal, a grinding sound or wheels coated with brake dust. Our auto repair shop specializes in brake repair and service. We can diagnose and repair a wide variety of brake problems efficiently and quickly.
Some of our most common repairs include:
- Replacing or resurfacing of drums and rotors
- Repairing a faulty anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Replacing of brake pads and shoes
- Servicing of hydraulics (wheel cylinders, hoses and calipers)
A lot of automotive experts suggest that you should undergo a brake system inspection at least once a year or every 12,000 miles. Our certified mechanics will inspect all of the major components of your vehicle's brake system, including the drums, pads, rotors, shoes, and linings and give you an evaluation of the current condition of the system. We will recommend replacements or repairs to maintain and improve the performance of your vehicle based on this inspection.
Brake Fluid Checks
When was the last time you had your brake fluid inspected by a professional technician? In order to stay safe, let our experienced and skillful technicians inspect your vehicle's brake fluid before you hit the road. We’ll evaluate the current condition of your brake fluid and, if needed, replace the old product with a new one that will not only meet but also surpass the manufacturer's recommendations.