No matter what car you drive, few things are as important as dependable brake repair. Phoenix is a city that is constantly undergoing expansion, upgrades and construction. If you also consider the relatively high population density of Phoenix AZ, brake repairs become absolutely vital to your safety.
Simply by being aware of how your brakes work, and what is necessary for a complete brake repair job, you will be able to recognize the early warning signals of brake problems, and make certain they are dealt with before the situation turns sour.
By far the most important thing when it comes to brake repair is to ensure that all repairs are conducted by technicians who are up to the task and understand what is on the line. Our ASE certified technicians are well trained for the task at hand and understand that the commitment we make to our customers is one of ensuring their safety. Our refusal to cut corners and keep you aware of any brake problems is just one of the things that set us apart from other auto repair shops.
In the spirit of helping our customers with all aspects of auto repair, we want to arm you with the knowledge necessary to spot brake problems before they become a threat to your safety. The information here can be a great help in understand where the problem is coming from, and what it will take to bring your brakes back to 100%.
Squeaky brakes – usually this is an issue that stems purely from the brake pad or shoe. All reputable brake component manufacturers include this safety feature to alert you when your brake pads or shoes are wearing past the point of effectiveness. When your brakes begin to squeak, get the pads or shoes inspected or replaced as quickly as possible.
Stopping power – a loss of stopping power can be a combination of several things, not the least of which can be a problem with the brake calipers. Your brake calipers are what actually apply pressure to the rotor and stop the wheel from spinning. If you experience an issue with stopping power, make sure to have the calipers examined, and also check the brake fluid for any abnormality.
Mushy brakes – experiencing a mushy brake pedal can often be attributed to a problem with either the master cylinder or a leak in the brake lines. The master cylinder is responsible for providing the hydraulic pressure your brakes need to function. If your brake pedal feels either too stiff or overly soft, get this examined and repaired in short order. Erratic behavior like this can represent a serious risk to your safety.
At Curt’s Auto Repair, we want to make sure that our customers are able to drive with absolute confidence in the performance of their vehicle. By making sure that our customers know what to look for, it is easier to ensure their safety in their day to day driving.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your brakes, we’ll be more than happy to help with whatever you need.