Brakes are used to describe an entire system of components within a vehicle that, as a whole, work as a vital safety feature. It is very important this system is properly maintained to ensure both car health and driver/passenger protection.
Kearns Brake Repair
Cars are heavy and move at high velocities which means a lot of force is required to slow them down. Your braking system carries a significant load and a hefty responsibility accompanies that. If not properly maintained, brakes can cause costly damage to the car and ultimately fail completely. At Master Muffler Kearns, we are experts in diagnosing brake issues and repairing them before they cause undue harm to the vehicle, drivers and passengers, or other folks on the road. A general rule of thumb is to have your brakes inspected every six to eight months to avoid issues.
Look to us for your Brake Needs
Whether your brakes are worn and squealing or just need a tune-up, let us fix your brakes. We’ll have you safely on the road in no time.
Brakes almost never fail without warning. There are several things to be on the lookout for that will indicate a brake system issue. Such things include:
Grinding and Screeching: Grinding and screeching sounds when you press on the brakes mean that the pads are worn down and need to be replaced.
Pedal Vibrations: Vibrations in the brake pedal or steering wheel mean that something in your brake system could be misaligned or loose.
Burning Smells: The smell of burning can be many things in your vehicle, but are often caused by your brakes overheating.
Pressure Loss in Pedal: The pressure in your pedal should have a high resistance. If it’s not there, then you might need to replace the master cylinder in your brake system.
Brake Light Indication: Some vehicles have a light that will alert you if it finds something wrong with the brake system.
How Brakes Work
The brakes in our vehicles use what are known as hydraulics to transfer energy from our feet to the tires. Hydraulics employ pressurized fluids to accomplish this task. Once your foot pushes the brake pedal, the force applied is amplified by mechanical leverage, then multiplied by the action of the brake booster. At this point, hydraulic fluid is forced around the entire braking system through a network of brake lines and hoses until ultimately reaching the disk brakes and drum brakes at each tire. Then, pressures is distributed equally, and friction is applied by the brake pads to slow the tires down. All components of the brake system must be working properly for optimal performance.
Get an Inspection, Today!
If you’re in the Kearns area and are in need of brake repair, brake maintenance, or simply a brake inspection, then don’t hesitate to give our team a call today and stop by! Our technicians strive to keep you on the road with a safe and well-functioning vehicle.