Brakes are one of the most crucial elements of car safety and consist of several components working properly to ensure functionality. Visit Southwest Car Care Center in Katy, Texas for all your brake repair needs.
Signs It’s Time for a Brake Repair/Replacement
There are several variables that you can listen to and feel for while driving your vehicle that will help determine if it’s in need or a brake replacement. The most common warning signs of brake repair and brake replacement are:
- A grinding, squealing, or rattling noise when applying the brakes.
- Experiencing a slow response when attempting to brake
- Displaying the brake warning light (red brake light or Anti-Lock Brake light)
- The brake pedal is lower than normal.
- A vibration either in the brake pedal or steering wheel when applying the brakes
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to contact Southwest Car Care Center in Katy for a brake inspection.
Brake Inspection, Katy, Texas
Our experienced mechanics at Southwest Car Care Center will inspect all major components of the vehicle’s brake system including:
- Brake Pads & Brake Shoes: The brake pads sit on brake disc rotors and the brake shoes are housed inside of a brake drum. They apply friction to both the brake rotor and drum, which slows and stops your vehicle. At Southwest Car Care Center, we ensure that all of these components are within manufacturers specifications. If not, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our brake repair specialists.
- Brake Lines: Our auto mechanics inspect for leaks, cracks or cavities in the brake lines. Should our mechanics find any of these to be present in the brake line of your vehicle, we strongly encourage you to have them replaced.
- Brake Rotors and Drums: These are the disc brake rotors and drums that were mentioned in the above section with the brake pads and shoes. If these rotors/drums are below manufacturers thickness specifications we recommend replacing the components to reduce brake noises, vibrations and stopping distance.
Katy Brake Repair Done Right
It is our goal to ensure that our auto services provide you with the quality car maintenance you deserve. Our brake repair service is just an extension of the exceptional car maintenance services we offer at Southwest Car Care Center in Katy.
To inquire more about our brake repair services in Katy, contact us today!