Your brakes are one of the most important aspects of your vehicle, and making sure that they are well maintained is probably one of the most important steps you can take when it comes to maintaining your vehicle. You need to know that your brake systems are going to function as they should and that when you put your foot to the brake pedal, your vehicle is going to stop.
The brakes on your vehicle can be affected by your driving habits, some people will need their brakes serviced or replaced sooner than others. For example, if you do a lot of city driving, with a lot of stop and go traffic, or if you brake hard and frequently, then your brakes will need to be serviced much sooner than somebody who spends most of their time driving highway miles in their vehicle. It goes without saying, the more often you use your brakes, the quicker your brake pads wear out, and the sooner they need replacing.
The hardness and material of your brake pads also play a part in how long they will last and how soon they need to be serviced, repaired, or replaced. Lower quality brake pads will generally wear much faster as well as cause excessive brake dust build-up on your tires. Experienced mechanics, like our expert technicians here at Spencers Auto & Diesel in Ocala, FL, can diagnose your brake repair issues and help you find the perfect pair of brake pads for your particular vehicle.
Braking systems are made up of three parts; the caliper, the rotor, and the brake pads. If your brake pads start wearing out, you need to replace them immediately. As soon as you notice that your brakes are in less than optimal condition, you need to make an appointment and have them checked by a qualified mechanic.
If you have any reason to think that your brakes are not working as they should, then give us a call on (352) 629-0072, or bring your vehicle in, and one of our trusted brake repair professionals will run your brakes through a number of tests, and make any repairs or replacements as needed to ensure your brakes are in perfect working order.
During our brake service appointments, we thoroughly check every aspect of your braking system, diagnose the issues and carry out any necessary repairs; all within the same visit. Some of the brake issues and corrective services we offer include:
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) keep your wheels rotating when you apply the brakes, this gives you greater control during braking, preventing your car from skidding on the road. If your ABS warning light comes on, give Spencers Auto & Diesel a call, we will diagnose and fix the problem for you.
The brake hose carries pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder down to your brakes. While these hoses are fairly hard-wearing and don’t need to be replaced often, if they do get crushed or develop a leak, then that can cause serious issues, such as lagged braking, or a complete failure of your brake system. Your brake hoses will be checked during any brake service appointment, to ensure there are no signs of wear or any damage which will affect the efficiency of your brakes.
Over time, the moisture in the air can be absorbed into your brake fluid, this will lead to your brake system becoming less effective, and if left untreated for too long, it can cause corrosion and damage the entire system. You should have your brake fluid flushed regularly to ensure that your brake system is using fresh fluid. Talk to one of our qualified mechanics at Spencers Auto & Diesel today, to find out when you need to get your brake fluid flushed.
Problems with your brake pads are the easiest to diagnose. If you hear squeaking when applying your brakes, then you know you have a problem. If you hear a grinding sound when applying your brakes, then your brake pads have completely deteriorated and you’re doing further damage to your brake rotors or drums.
Your brake caliper presses your brake pads onto the rotor when you brake, if you have a problem with your brake caliper, then this could cause issues with uneven braking, causing your vehicle to slide when you apply the brakes. This problem becomes even more dangerous when driving in poor weather conditions, so if you have a problem with your brake calipers, then you need to get them taken care of as quickly as possible
Most modern vehicles use a disc brake system, in this type of system, the rotors are attached to the wheels on your vehicle. When you apply the brakes, the brake pads grip the rotor, bringing both your vehicle and the rotors to a stop. Over time, this causes grooves and cracks to develop on your brake rotors, leading to deterioration in your braking. At Spencers Auto & Diesel, we can resurface your rotors to bring them back to as-new condition, ensuring maximum efficiency every time you apply your brakes.
Whatever your brake service or repair needs, Spencers Auto & Diesel in Ocala, FL, are here for you. Give our team a call on (352) 629-0072 or stop on by today to get your brakes checked.