The ASE certified mechanics at 12th Street Auto Care Center can provide a complete diagnosis of the brake system on your car, truck, minivan, SUV or crossover. Our friendly staff has been trained to accurately inspect, diagnose, repair and replace every part of your vehicle, so visit 12th Street Auto Care Center today for all you car repair needs.
There are several components that make up your brake system. Each plays an important role in the safety of your vehicle by allowing you to slow down or stop when you want to. If any part of this system were to break, your safety could be in danger. Take a look at the different components that make up your vehicle’s brake system and call 12th Street Auto Care Center the moment you suspect something might be wrong with them.
Thin brake pads reduce the ability of your vehicle to slow down or come to a complete stop. Worn brake pads can cause expensive damage to the rotors and can create a dangerous driving situation. Once the pads are worn down, your only option is to replace them entirely. There are several pad types to choose from that include non-asbestos organic (NAO), ceramic and semi-metallic.
We recommend high quality rotors for the safety of your car, truck, van or SUV. This is because rotors are the foundation of the brake system. If you’re going to invest in any part of your brake system, choose good, quality rotors. Cheaper rotors don’t allow you to stop as quickly and you will have to start slowing down from a greater distance before coming to a complete stop. These rotors are also more likely to warp and can overheat more quickly than the higher quality rotors.
Talk to a mechanic at 12th Street Auto Care Center to see what kind of rotors you have on your vehicle and which ones you should get installed. Your brake rotors should be inspected prior to any brake repair or brake pad replacement, so if you’re overdue, call 12th Street Auto Care Center today to schedule an appointment.
Each of your wheels has a brake caliper attached to it. These calipers squeeze brake pads against rotors when you’re ready to slow down or come to a stop. When you have your brakes inspected, repaired or replaced, you should also have your calipers cleaned and lubricated for maximum efficiency. If you take care of the calipers, they can last up to 100,000 miles, so pay attention to them. If you need help maintaining any part of your brake system, call 12th Street Auto Care Center. We’ll take care of your vehicle.
Drum brakes are cheaper to replace than disc systems. Many vehicles feature drum braking systems on the rear axles, and discs for the front. Brake shoes are part of the drum brake system. They’re shaped like crescent moons and have a friction material to help you slow down. The friction material gets worn down over time, so call 12th Street Auto Care Center to inspect them regularly.
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You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.