Brake Service and Repair in Paradise, NV
There are some auto repairs that can wait, but problems with your car’s brakes need immediate attention. If you notice that your car is making unusual noises or pulls to one side or vibrates when you brake, it’s important to have your brakes checked right away. The factory-trained brake experts at Tire Works auto repair in Paradise can take care of all of your brake service and brake repair needs.
A routine brake inspection can help prevent brake problems. The industry standard is a brake inspection every six months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first. We recommend having your brakes checked at the same time you have other preventative maintenance work done, such as oil changes and tire rotations. This can help ensure we identify problems early, which can save you from the expense of major repairs later.
Complete Brake Inspections
Our ASE-certified technicians will thoroughly inspect your vehicle’s braking system to ensure your safety on the road.
The braking system in late-model vehicles is a complicated interaction of many parts working together. The system varies by make and model of car, but the core system is made up of disc brakes in the front and disc or drum brakes in the rear. Then a series of hoses and tubes allows the brake (hydraulic) fluid to move to each wheel and the master cylinder. It is normal for these parts to wear over time and need to be repaired or replaced.
Our expert brake mechanics will check the entire system, including:
- Disc brakes (including brake calipers, rotors, brake pads, and hardware)
- Brake drums and shoes
- Drum brakes
- Wheel cylinders
- Return springs
- Hydraulic systems( including master cylinders)
- Brake hoses
- Power boosters
- Parking brake cables
And if your car needs a brake fluid flush we will take care of that, too.
If your car is making unusual noises, like grinding or screeching, or pulls to one side or vibrates when you brake, it’s important to have your brakes checked right away. Any of these signs may all spell danger for you as well as those around you on the road. Catching a problem early can also save you money in the long run, too.
Watch for these signs of brake trouble ahead, too:
- Slow stopping
- Overly sensitive brakes
- Puddles of yellow fluid under your car
- Brake pads less than a quarter inch thick
- Dashboard warning light for brakes is on
Our Concierge Service
To make it easier to have your brake service taken care of, we will come to your home or office (within three miles of our Paradise shop) to pick up your vehicle. When we’ve completed service,, we will sanitize the vehicle at all contact points and return it to you.
Book your appointment at our Paradise location today.
Schedule an appointment for a brake inspection at Tire Works now. And be sure to check our coupons and specials page for money-saving offers before you head to our shop!
Paradise Brake Service FAQs
What parts make up the brakes?
Many moving parts make up the brakes on your vehicle. These elements work together to produce friction that slows down and eventually halts your momentum when driving. The key elements of a brake system are:
- The brake pads
- The brake rotors
- The brake calipers, which house the brake pads and pistons
- The brake drums (if applicable)
- The brake lines and hoses
- The brake cylinders and master cylinder
- The parking brake cables
- Various hardware
The many different components in your brakes work in rapid succession to bring your car to a stop. With so many different components to your brakes, it’s vital to have your brakes serviced periodically. Here at Tire Works Total Car Care, we understand the importance of keeping your brakes in perfect condition and will perform your brake check or brake service in no time.
What are brake calipers?
The brake calipers are a major part of your brakes and are home to the brake pads and pistons. When you press on the brake pedal, hydraulic fluid is pressed into the pistons of the brake calipers, creating hydraulic pressure. This pressure squeezes the brake pads against the rotors, which causes the friction needed to slow the momentum in each wheel and bring the vehicle to a stop.
As the brake pads and rotors produce high temperatures due to the friction they create, the brake calipers can eventually wear down and lose their seal from the intense heat exposure, leading to brake failure. This is why routine brake checks are required to ensure that your brake calipers are in great condition and that your vehicle is safe to drive.
What could cause my brakes to fail?
Numerous things can go wrong with your brakes and cause them to fail, including:
- Normal wear and tear from overheating
- A leak in the brake lines that leads to a loss of hydraulic pressure
- Damaged brake rotors. If your rotors lose their smooth surface due to wear and tear, it can lead to less effective braking and brake failure.
At the first sign of brake failure, it is vital to bring your vehicle to a trustworthy auto shop to perform a brake check or brake service. Book an appointment today and let Tire Works Total Car Care keep your brakes in perfect working order.
Why should I replace my brake fluid?
Brake fluid is a crucial component of your brakes but is not designed to last forever.
Brake fluid should be replaced periodically because:
- Moisture collects in the brake fluid, which causes corrosion and extensive damage to the brakes.
- As the brake fluid ages, its boiling point reduces, which can make it less effective as time passes.
- The heat from the anti-lock brake system (ABS) can break down the brake fluid.
- Moisture and dirt particles can damage other brake components.