If you’re noticing issues with your brakes, it’s time for an inspection. The braking system in your vehicle is essential to the safety of yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. At Oxford Auto & Tire, our ASE Certified technicians will provide you with exceptional service and effective repair for all your braking needs. We get every job done right the first time and inspect all of your braking components including disc rotors, pads, calipers, and all hardware. We’ll check the drums and shoes as well as the wheel cylinders to ensure everything is working as it should. Our mechanics will also check the parking brake cables and all the components of your hydraulic system, when applicable.
Every vehicle is different, but the main components of every braking system include disc brakes in the front or drum brakes in the back. Each of these components is connected by tubes and hoses that link to each wheel with your car’s master cylinder. The brake fluid is supplied to the master cylinder to help convert pressure, bringing your vehicle to a safe stop. We’ll make sure the brake fluid is clean and that it’s currently at the correct levels for maximum safety.
How Brakes Work
Whenever you hit the brake pedal, you trigger a release of your brake fluid through the tubes and hoses to each wheels’ individual braking unit. As this fluid moves through the network of tubes and hoses, it “communicates” with your braking components to slow the car down or stop it depending on how hard you press the brake pedal. If air gets into the braking fluid it can cause serious problems and issues with braking consistency. Worn down drums and rotors are another common problem. We can take a closer look at your brake rotors to determine if they can be resurfaced rather than replaced. As a rule of thumb, you should ask for a brake inspection with every oil change for good preventative maintenance.
If you’ve noticed loud noises coming from your car whenever you brake, you could be in need of brake repair. If the brakes feel “spongy” or seem to resist whenever you press on the brake pedal, these are other common red flags that something is wrong. Your brake light might turn on within the dashboard, which usually indicates a low level of brake fluid or a leak in the brake line. If your car pulls to one side or vibrates while braking, this could also mean a brake-related problem is present. It’s important to know the warning signs so you’ll know when to bring your vehicle in for a brake safety check.
For brake repair, services and more, come visit the experts at Oxford Auto & Tire in Oxford, PA or call us at 610-467-0076 to schedule your appointment today!