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84 King George Road, Brantford, Ontario N3R 5K4


372 Hespeler Road Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J6


39 Keil Drive, South, Chatham, Ontario N7M 3G7


470 Highland Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 3C7

London East

1407 Dundas Street East, London East, Ontario N5W 3B7

London North

40 North Centre Road, London North, Ontario N5X 3W1

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429 Wharncliffe Road South, London South, Ontario N6J 2M6


759 Exmouth Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5P7

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904 Talbot Street East, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1E2


10 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 1M6


746 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3J8


878 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 1G7

Brake Pad Replacement and
Brake Maintenance


Why Choose The Mufflerman for Break Services?

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.

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.

Wagner Brake Products

The Mufflerman offers Wagner brake products featuring the revolutionary “Thermo Quiet” premium disk brake pads.

Break Service FAQs

How long should my brake and rotor pads last?

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.

I haven't put that many kilometres on my car since I last had my brakes done, and now they're squeaking! What's up?

It’s impossible for us to diagnose without seeing it in this case, bring it in and we’ll let you know.

Why is my car shaking when I brake?

There may be something wrong with your rotors, but we’d have to see it to find out for sure.

Do I have to change my brake fluid?

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.

Why is my car pulling to the left or to the right when I brake?

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.

How often does my brake fluid need to be changed?

Always check your owner’s manual – some car manufacturers recommend as often as two years.

Why do I have to press my brake pad harder than usual?

There could be a hydraulic or mechanical brake issue, you should bring your car in for service as soon as possible.

Why am I hearing a grinding noise when I step on the brakes?

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.

What causes brakes to make noise?

Brake pads vibrating, spring clips losing tension, or the brake pads not fitting properly on the caliper.

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Things to know about your brakes

Signs that your vehicle may need new brakes:

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.

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