Everything You Need To Know About Brakes

Everything You Need To Know About Brakes

Maintaining brakes is important to make sure your car is performing at its highest quality. It also helps to ensure that your vehicle is safe enough to drive on the road, and that you do not potentially cause an accident due to failing brakes. Call us at 330.965.7144 or click here to schedule your service now.

What are brakes?

The simple answer is that brakes make your car stop, but the answer is much more complex than that. By pressing down the pedal, the cylinder that delivers brake fluid to the calipers are activated. This engages the brake pads. Then, these pads apply pressure to the rotors. This causes the friction needed to stop the car. The rotor is connected to each tire, and in order to stop the car, the rotor must stop spinning. The friction created by the brake pad is what makes the car stop. 

What is the inspection process?

During the inspection process, several parts of the brakes are inspected. These include the pads, calipers, rotors, wheel cylinders, hardware, hoses, parking brake cables, brake fluid condition, wheeling bearings, grease seals, and master cylinder fluid exchange. Because there are so many components of a brake, it is important to make sure every part is in good condition. 

Why is this inspection necessary?

If brakes are ignored for too long, it can lead to major consequences in the long-run. The pads and rotors could wear out, along with a variety of other parts. This will slow down the vehicle, and ultimately cause the disc brakes to fail. If a brake system fails while one is driving, this can potentially lead to a major accident, which can cause harm to the driver, the vehicle, and other people.

When should I get my brakes inspected

There are several signs that it’s time to check your brakes. They could start to squeal and act up if they are ignored for too long. The car will also take longer to stop than usual. If they start to squeal, the issue should be taken care of as soon as possible before it leads into bigger consequences and more expensive repairs. It is recommended that you get them checked every 6 months