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Dirt, heat, moisture, and wear and tear are the cause of most brake problems. One of our technicians will inspect your entire brake system. Then, we’ll show you what your brake problem is before correcting it with our quality parts and service.
Your vehicle has a complex system of brake parts working in harmony together to give you all the stopping power you need. When you press the brake pedal, pressurized fluid activates the braking system.
With disc brakes the brake fluid pressure forces the brake pads against the rotor to slow and stop the wheels. Drum brakes operate on the same basic principle. As the brake fluid pressure builds, it causes the brake shoes to press against the brake drum to slow and stop the wheels.
For your safety, we strongly recommend that your brakes be inspected periodically. This preventative maintenance can save you both time and money.
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They will wear down, but how quickly will depend on your driving style. If you are constantly stopping and going, the brakes will wear a lot quicker than someone who does mostly highway driving (and we don’t mean on the parking lot on the way to Toronto!). Another factor is the weight of the car – heavier cars need more power to stop than lighter ones.
It’s impossible for us to diagnose without seeing it in this case, bring it in and we’ll let you know.
There may be something wrong with your rotors, but we’d have to see it to find out for sure.
You don’t have to necessarily, but if there is a lot of copper in the fluid, this means that the additives in the brake fluid are breaking down and this can eventually cause damage to the Anti-Lock Brake System and you’d be looking at paying substantially more to fix this than to just change the fluid.
You may have a problem with your hydraulic brakes, a mechanical problem, or a steering or chassis issue. We’d have to see it to find out for sure.
Always check your owner’s manual – some car manufacturers recommend as often as two years.
There could be a hydraulic or mechanical brake issue, you should bring your car in for service as soon as possible.
It’s likely the metal backing of a brake pad contacting the rotor because the brake pad material has been worn away. Anytime your brakes are consistently making noise, you should bring your vehicle in for service.
Brake pads vibrating, spring clips losing tension, or the brake pads not fitting properly on the caliper.