Brake Repair Services
Liberty Auto Center has completed more brake repair jobs than we can count. From drum brakes to disc brakes, shows to pads, our highly trained technicians know the brake system of your vehicle and can perform an extensive inspection and replacement. That means any make or model car that enters our service center will be dealt with quickly and professionally. You can drive off the lot with complete confidence in the service Liberty Auto Center provides.
When it comes to brake repair, it is a good idea to have your brakes inspected every 12,000 miles or once per year. A technician will conduct an inspection of the brake system’s linings and key components before offering a detailed diagnosis of any issues. Based on manufacturer recommendations, our expert technicians will determine how to proceed.
When Should I Get My Brakes Serviced?
The dashboards of most vehicles provide a driver with helpful information where the car’s performance is concerned.
Need some gas? There’s a gauge. Tire pressure low? There’s a symbol for that. Something askew with the engine? A light will attract your attention.
What about your brakes? Well, unfortunately, these warnings are less clear.
Many cars have indicators for the parking brake or low fluid, but only the newer, high-performance vehicles account for other essential aspects.
Ironically, the most critical component of your car as it relates to your safety and the safety of others is often left up to our own, uninformed speculation. If you’re not mechanically inclined, you’d get as much help from reading a daily horoscope as from your own knowledge when it comes to when and how to seek brake repair services.
All of which leads to an important question: how often and when should I consider getting my brakes repaired?
Before attempting to answer that question, it may be useful to know more about the complexity of your brake system. They’re a tad more complicated than those on your bicycle or Fred Flintstone’s feet.
For example, included in this system that slows and stops your car are numerous parts such as:
- Pads and shoes
- Rotors and drums
- Fluids and hoses
- Calipers and caliper pins
Ostensibly, there’s even more parts and details to consider, but the point is this: decelerating and bringing your car to a stop is a complicated process involving myriad shifting and well-functioning parts which is why you need an expert to ascertain how your car is performing.
Fortunately, even without an internal gauge to provide detailed information, there are some clear signs that you may need a brake service repair. Plenty of clues can be discovered through your own senses.
- Do you hear any squeaking or grinding noises when you press the brake pedal?
- Is there a vibrating or pulsing sensation underneath the car or your foot? Does the steering wheel pull in a certain direction when you apply the brakes?
- You can burn your brake pads which will result in a smell not unlike burning hair.
- Yes, it’s possible to shine a flashlight through the holes of a wheel to inspect a brake pad, but this is where knowing what to look for and how to assess it becomes a significant challenge for anyone who’s not an auto mechanic.
If your car has exhibited any of these indicators, then you need to seek brake repair services. To ignore them any longer could prove both expensive and disastrous.
- Brakes are the most integral safety feature on your car, and they’re not a system “just anyone” can rectify.
- A crucial part of keeping your brakes in good working order is consistent and timely maintenance. For example, failing to replace brake fluid on time can cause a high percentage of water absorption and compromise how your brakes function. Also, if you catch worn pads early enough, a professional can save you money by resurfacing your rotors before you must replace them.
- A vehicle is an investment. Failure to procure regular maintenance and repairs will lead to decreased value and performance of your car. Ultimately, a car’s greatest benefit from a financial perspective is directly related to how long it can last.
The professional technicians at Liberty Auto Center understand the significance of providing pristine and affordable brake repair services. We will seek to accommodate your busy schedule and will undertake a comprehensive inspection that evaluates pads, rotors, and drum wear, and will check the overall health of your entire braking system.
Perhaps more importantly, we take pride in our ability to consult with you about any recommended repairs such drum resurfacing, pad replacement, fluid flush, or brake line replacement.
To ensure your brakes are working properly, stop by either of our two locations today!
Brake Repair Cost
Many vehicle service shops may lure you in with the promise of cheap brake pad replacement or brake repair and then switch it later. However, we believe in open and honest pricing. The cost for repairs or replacements may vary depending on your vehicle’s make or model. Our singular goal of providing quality repair services always comes first, no matter the cost or the scope of the job.
When you give us a call, we can offer an extensive estimate of the usual costs for brake repair service with Liberty Auto Center. Of course, a more comprehensive quote will require the vehicle to come into our shop. Our technicians will examine the braking system and write up their diagnosis, and we can move forward from there.
If it has been some time since your vehicle had a proper brake inspection or you know your brakes need repairs or replacements, call Liberty Auto Center today at 240-686-6613 (Flower Hill) or 240-912-5625 (Redland). We’ll have your vehicle back to you in no time at all!