Cruising down Highway 84, it’s easy to forget your car is a giant block of steel traveling over 60 miles per hour.
In an emergency, it would take your vehicle about the length of a football field to go from this speed to a complete stop.
This assumes your brakes are in peak condition.
Unfortunately, the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Woodway see far too many cars with compromised brake systems. It’s important to have your brakes checked at least once a year. This ensures they’re responsive and working properly. Annual check-ups can also help you avoid major repairs.
When should you schedule a brake inspection?
In addition to your yearly brake check, call our Woodway auto repair shop if you ever notice the following symptoms:
- Squeaking, squealing or grinding
- Pumping the brakes is required to stop
- Soft or spongy brakes
- Stiff or hard brakes
- Leaking fluid
- The brake light comes on
- A vibration in the steering wheel while stopping
Properly working brakes are essential to the car’s reliability. Our friendly staff cares too much about your safety to leave you with a faulty brake system.
Why is annual brake service necessary?
Over the life of your brakes, heat and friction will grind down the brake pads and cause wear to other parts of the system. Eventually, your brake pads will become so thin, they cannot efficiently do their job. With every oil change, have the technician check the thickness of your brake pads.
Parts of the brake system affected by wear:
- Brake pads
- Brake shoes
- Wheel cylinders
- Brake hoses
Keeping these crucial elements properly maintained will keep you safe on every drive, ensure your brake system is working efficiently and help you avoid unnecessary repairs.
If it’s time for a brake system check, schedule an appointment with our professional technicians. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Woodway, Texas today, and see the nice difference!