How Is Your Brake System Handling Central Texas Heat?

How Is Your Brake System Handling Central Texas Heat?

Squeaking or grinding breaks are not only embarrassing but can be extremely unsafe! Did you know when traveling at 60mph down Highway 35 or even faster on the toll road, it takes your vehicle an entire length of a football field to come to a sudden stop? It is vital that your braking system is always in top shape and because keeping your family safe is our priority at Christian Brothers Automotive in Hutto, we offer free brake inspections. This inspection is something we can do routinely when you service your vehicle, but you don’t have to wait until it is time for an oil change.

How do you know if you need to come in for a courtesy brake check? Here are some common indicators that your vehicle’s brake system needs attention:

Warning Signs

  • Brake light comes on
  • Squeaky, screeching or grinding
  • A burning smell
  • Fluid leaking
  • A vibration or pulling
  • Soft or spongy brakes
  • Stiff brakes

Brakes are critical to your safety, so one of our ASE certified technicians in Hutto will gladly check your entire brake system at no cost to you.

What We Check

  • Thickness of brake pads
  • Thickness of rotors (disc brake)
  • Brake fluid color and consistency
  • Other part of your suspension and steering that could possibly affect your brakes

The Nice Difference

  • Unlike other auto repair shops, we are sure to do a full system check and repair. We don’t just change your pads and leave your rotors and brake fluid in bad condition. Every brake job includes either resurfacing or replacing your rotors, and replacing (not topping off) your brake fluid WHEN necessary.
  • Here are Christian Brothers Automotive in Hutto we know that normal wear and tear is okay. We will let you know whether your brakes have hit an unsafe zone, or if they have a few more solid months still in them. We will only recommend what is needed.

If you noticed one of the warning signs above, we invite you to stop by our full-service auto repair shop on Highway 79 in Hutto for an honest and comfortable auto repair experience. Just look for the big orange hippo!