One of the essential pieces of equipment in your car when it comes to keeping you safe is one of the fastest to wear out. You guessed it, your brakes. Think about it, every time you drive, you are using your brakes. No matter if it is a vacation or a trip down the road to the grocery store, you are using your brakes. Don’t forget about them and have them checked once in a while by an expert. Have them checked by Skiles Automotive Services in Plymouth and Bremen IN.
How exactly does the braking system work in my car? The braking system is comprised of your brake pedal, hoses, brake fluid, the caliper, brake pads, and the rotors of your car. When you press on the brakes, it pushes that brake fluid down the hoses and creates pressure. That pressure squeezes the caliper, which holds the brake pads closed, applying pressure from the brake pads to the rotors. This friction is what slows the rotors down, slowing the car down. And that’s how brakes work in a car, and any one of those parts just mentioned can, and will, wear over time. So it is best to get a brake service done regularly.
Brake Repair & Service Bremen IN
About what brake services we offer here at Skiles Automotive Services, they are as follows:
- Brake fluid flushes
- Rotor replacement
- Caliper replacement
- Brake pad replacement
- And more
Your car may not need all of these at once, so it is best to start with a brake inspection. A brake inspection allows our skilled techs to identify any problems with your braking system, and then offer the recommended services to fix those problems. We will not perform any work until you give us the go-ahead.
Brake Repair & Service Plymouth IN
We will be honest with you. People forget about their brakes. It happens. The average brake pad will last anywhere between 45,000 to 52,000 miles, depending on your braking habits and a few other factors. So it is easy to forget when the last time you got your brakes inspected was. It is also easy not to know what signs to look for when determining if your brakes need to be replaced. That is where we come in. Here are a few of the most common signs pointing to your car needs a brake repair:
- A grinding or squealing sound when you brake
- Your brake pedal is easier to press than normal
- Your brake light is on
- Your brakes emit a burning smell
If you experience any of these, see us at Skiles Automotive Services today in one of our two convenient locations in Bremen or Plymouth, call or make an appointment online.