Brakes

Stopping is as important as running

Smokey Point Auto Repair can help you maintain your brakes, and to spot wear and tear before major repairs are necessary–and it is FREE.   Regular brake maintenance can save you money as well as your life.  Replacing brake pads is much more cost effective than having to replace brake cylinders, rotors, and calipers.

What is brake maintenance? We know exactly which parts & components to check. No matter what car you drive, we pay attention to these primary sections:

Master brake cylinder,  Brake fluid reservoir , Brake lines ,  Brake rotor,  Brake pads, Calipers, and  Drum brake assembly

Want to keep your brake repairs to a minimum?  Here is a list of things you can do to keep your brakes is good working order:

  • Keep the brake fluid cylinder full. Whenever the levels of brake fluid are low , excess strain is put upon the master brake cylinder and other components.  This affects everything in the braking system, including the pads, rotors and drums.
  • Use our FREE regular brake inspections.   Bring your car in every 10,000 miles or six months (which ever happens first).  All effective maintenance starts and ends with a clockwork-like, never-cut-corners mentality.  You can ask to have the brakes inspected when you have your oil
  • Pay attention to dashboard lights.  If you see  “BRAKE” light on your dashboard (and your emergency brake is not on), bring your car in for a brake inspection!
  • Avoid abrupt stops to extend the life of your brakes.  Frequent and sudden stops cause more wear and tear on your brake pads.  The brake pads consists of ceramic fibers, resin, metal shavings and other elements. Simply put, you’re using more brake pad per stop when you’re driving too fast and stop too abruptly.
  • Be aware of the road conditions.   Debris, gravel roads, salted roads, and sandy beaches are just a few of the environmental elements that can cause your brakes to wear down faster.