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    Description of Brake Repair

    For your safety, the safety of your passengers and the safety of other drivers on the road, a fully working brake system is important. The braking system for your vehicle requires highly engineered parts and precise motions that avoid your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you press down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder forces a series of hydraulic brake lines that leads to each wheel of the car, where brake pads or shoes rub against a disk or drum to generate the friction required to slow the car to a complete stop. Over time, this friction and heat will wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors and other components of the braking system. Although the components that form each brake system can differ, the warning signs are the same for imminent brake repairs.

    Benefits of Brake Repair

    Weak brakes display warning signs for imminent maintenance of the brakes. For example, if your brakes squeal or grind while in use, then you will lose your brake pads and need replacements. When, when braking, the vehicle pulls to one side, this could point to damaged brakes, a malfunctioning caliper or low brake fluid in the brake lines. If the brake pedal pushes down too easily — also known as “spongy” brakes — then this could be a sign of too much air in the hydraulic brake pipes. Occasionally, the electronic monitoring device of your vehicle will alert you by a service indicator light on the dashboard to a possible brake problem. Although these are just two of the most common signs of possible issues with your vehicle’s brake system, you can save money down the road by recognizing these signs of defective brakes and finding a brake service. Our personnel are trained to install and repair front and rear brake systems and all the components of the corresponding brake system, such as brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulic systems. If you encounter any of the above signs or symptoms of bad brakes, such as strange squealing or grinding noises, then contact us online or call us today for urgent inspection of your brakes.

    Michigan Auto and Tire proudly serves the Brake Repair needs of customers in Woodbridge, VA, Dumfries, VA, Lakeridge, VA, and surrounding areas.

    Areas Served: Woodbridge, VA, Dumfries, VA, Lakeridge, VA and surrounding areas.