One of the most important parts of a car is the braking system. The brakes play a huge role in how you drive your car and how you stay safe while driving.
Every vehicle and set of brakes is different based on a variety of factors, such as weather, use, age, and driving style. Although some cars have information on when to get the brakes serviced in the manual, most drivers do not refer to their user manual. Unlike a flat tire or being low on gas, a brake issue will not come up in an alert on your dashboard. This makes it even more critical to get them routinely inspected. Every time your have the oil changed in your vehicle, ask the technicians to inspect the brakes. At AutoWorks, we perform this service routinely.
Sometimes while driving, you may hear a squeaking sound or the brake may seem to not stop the way it used to, these are clear signs that it may be time for them to be maintained. However, your vehicle’s brakes will not give you signs every time, and you definitely do not want to wait until they are in a bad condition to get them.
The best way to ensure that the braking system in your vehicle is operating properly is to get them routinely checked. If you find yourself coming into AutoWorks in Delray Beach for an oil change or a flat tire, you should just get the brakes checked. It can’t hurt to be extra cautious when it comes to the function that stops your car.
Here at AutoWorks Delray, we understand how overwhelming the technical talk about cars can be. That is why we try and break it down in a way that you can understand.
What Happens When the Brakes are Serviced
Many components go into making the brakes work. When it comes to establishing what brake repair needs to be done to your car, it can get confusing. When you come in for your car to be checked, our technicians put the vehicle on the lift, remove the tires, and take a close look at the braking system and then determine the problem. Once the problem is sorted out, we can figure out which parts of the brakes need to be serviced and which parts still are working as good as new.
The most common repair to the braking system is removing and replacing the brake pads and the disc rotors. Often, the rotors do not need to be replaced, but can be resurfaced by cutting off the warped or deformed top layer and exposing the smooth layer below. Another part that may need to be replaced, if you wait too long to repair the brakes, is the brake caliper.
AutoWorks Delray is the place for all your brake servicing needs. We have all the information you need to ensure that you are protected and feel confident when driving. The extreme weather in South Florida includes short, but heavy rainfall. The rain mixed with brakes that have not been recently or properly serviced could be a recipe for disaster; for example, incidents such as hydroplaning are a big risk and are far too common in situations like these.
When it comes to your car’s brakes it’s all about safety, both with the brakes and with the auto repair center that you use. Why risk going with a technician you don’t trust? If you read this guide and are thinking it’s been a while since your car has been checked out, then it may be time to come on in and have one of our experts check everything. Contact us today at 561-272-7451 to find out more about how we can help you and your car needs.