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Come to the experts at Tire Works for great repairs to your brakes! Our premium brake service includes:
- Visual inspection of the brake friction and hydraulic system
- Resurface rotors and/or drums where applicable
- Replacement of premium-grade brake pads and/or shoes
- Check and repack wheel bearings if applicable
When your mechanic is wearing the ASE patch, don’t expect to get to know him – you won’t be back for a long time! When it comes to brake service and repairs, Las Vegas drivers know that the ASE-certified mechanics at Tire Works do the job right the first time.
For best performance, have your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles.
Keeping your brakes in good condition is important to your safety and to the life of your vehicle. Watch for these signs that it’s time for brake service:
Squealing, thumping, or grinding sounds
Yellow puddles of brake fluid
Less resistance in the pedal when braking
More distance needed to come to a complete stop
Pulling to one side when braking
Vibration in the pedal when braking
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Trust our ASE-certified mechanics for award-winning service and complete car care. Our brake shops are open six days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for your convenience.
Brake Repair Services in Las Vegas, NV
At Tire Works, our mechanics follow Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines for your vehicle’s braking system to ensure safe, smooth driving.
Our specialists inspect a range of braking components when you bring your vehicle to the shop. We have experience repairing the entire brake system including:
- Disc brakes (including rotors, pads, calipers, and hardware)
- Brake drums and shoes
- Drum brakes
- Wheel cylinders
- Return springs
- Hydraulic systems( including master cylinders)
- Brake hoses
- Power boosters
- Parking brake cables
We also provide a brake fluid flush when needed.
In addition to providing high-quality brake repair services, our ASE-certified mechanics take professionalism to the next level by offering courteous and knowledgeable service to all of our customers.
How Your Brake System Works
The brake system equipped in your vehicle is a culmination of over 100 years of technological innovation, transforming crude stopping mechanisms into dependable and efficient pieces of speed variation equipment. While brake systems vary by make and model, the basic system consists of disc brakes in front, and either disk or drum brakes in the rear. Connected by a series of tubes and hoses, your brakes are linked to each wheel and the master cylinder by said network, which supplies them with vital brake fluid (hydraulic fluid).
We’ll take a closer look on how this works, but first we’ll provide a brief overview of the critical components that make braking possible. We can summarize all of your braking equipment into two categories: hydraulics and friction materials.
When it comes to your vehicle, think of the master cylinder as a pressure converter. When you press down on the brake pedal (physical pressure), the master cylinder converts this to hydraulic pressure. This pressure is used to propel brake fluid to the wheel brakes.
Brake Lines and Hoses
Steel-braided brake lines and high-pressure, shock, and road-resistant brake hoses are the channels that deliver pressurized brake fluid to the braking unit(s) at each wheel.
Wheel Cylinders and Calipers
Wheel cylinders consist of cylinders surrounded by two rubber-sealed pistons that connect the piston with the brake shoe. When brake pressure is applied, pistons are forced out, pushing the shoes into the drum. Calipers squeeze brake pads onto the rotor to stop your car. Both components apply pressure to friction materials.
Disc Brake Pads and Drum Brake Shoes
A disc brake uses fluid (released by the master cylinder) to force pressure into a caliper, where it presses against a piston. The piston then squeezes two brake pads against the rotor, forcing it to stop. Brake shoes consist of a steel shoe with friction material bonded to it.
How It Comes Together
When you first step on the brake pedal, you are triggering the release of brake fluid into the system of tubes and hoses, which travel to the braking unit at each wheel. This is because you actually push against a plunger in the master cylinder, causing the fluid to be released. Now, because brake fluid can’t be compressed, it journeys through the network of tubes and hoses with the exact same motion and pressure it initially began with. And when it comes to stopping a 2,000-pound steel assembly at high speed, this consistency is a good thing.
However, the performance of your brakes can be affected when air is introduced into the fluid: since air can compress, it creates sponginess in the pedal, which disrupts this consistency and results in bad braking efficiency. The good news is that “bleeder screws” (located at each wheel cylinder) can be removed so that the brake system is “bled” to remove any unwanted air found in your system.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Bad brakes can lead to disaster. To determine the need for brake service and catch problems early, your brake system should be inspected regularly. Here at Tire Works, your auto repair mechanic will perform routine brake service when the car is brought to the shop for its regularly scheduled maintenance. We will inspect every aspect of your brake system and also provide a brake fluid flush when needed. If you have a concern before your maintenance is scheduled, don’t wait. Don’t forget to check our coupons page for savings on services!
Visit your Tire Works shop if you hear squealing, grinding, or scraping when you brake. Other signs are a feeling of sponginess when you brake or the car pulls to one side. Also, you might see fluid leaking underneath your car or the car bounces when you stop short. And, of course, watch the dash for the brake light; if it comes on, have them checked as soon as possible. Regular brake service can help extend the life of your vehicle. Schedule an appointment today.
As your brake pads make contact with the rotors, the surface of the metal brake rotors starts to wear down. In this normal process of wear, the surface can sometimes become uneven as well. For optimal operation of your brake system, the surface of your rotors must be smooth and even.
To determine when brake rotors need to be replaced, one of the most important things to look at is the thickness of the rotor. If the metal surface still has enough thickness left, a brake repair technician can resurface or “turn” the rotor. This brings the rotor’s surface back to a smooth, like-new surface.
But, if the rotor has been worn too thin to be able to safely resurface or has become warped due to excessive heat generated from friction, you will need to have your brake rotors replaced. Driving with brake rotors that are too thin or warped can mean significantly reduced stopping power or a chance of the rotor cracking completely.
Schedule your appointment today to bring your vehicle into your nearest Tire Works location. Our ASE-certified mechanics can help determine if your brake rotors can be resurfaced or need to be replaced.
There are four main reasons why your brake fluid should be replaced periodically as part of your preventative vehicle maintenance:
- Brake fluid attracts moisture from the air over time: When too much moisture builds up in the brake fluid, it reduces its ability to do its job of absorbing heat. The result is the transfer of heat to other components of your brake system, like your brake pads and rotors, and causing them to wear faster. Also, many parts of the brake system are made of metal. Replacing the brake fluid can prevent corrosion and failure of those metal components.
- The boiling point of the fluid goes down as it ages: As your brake fluid becomes dirty over time and small particles accumulate, the fluid will get much hotter much faster. This can significantly reduce your braking power and, in extreme cases, cause your brakes to fail.
- Your ABS and traction control systems wear down brake fluid: When either of these systems engage, they generate heat which breaks down the brake fluid over time.
- Moisture and particles in the brake fluid can ruin other parts: As the brake fluid ages, gets dirty, and acquires particles, passing through other parts can cause problems quickly. Both your ABS and traction control systems are sensitive to moisture and particles and quite a bit more expensive to replace.
Regularly replacing your brake fluid eliminates the chance of it getting too dirty, building up too much moisture, and wreaking havoc on other brake components. It is usually recommended to have your brake fluid flushed and replaced when you are already having a brake pad replacement or other brake repair done.
A variety of components make up the brake system on your vehicle. Depending on whether your car has disc brakes or drum brakes, the specific parts will vary. In general, a brake system consists of:
- Brake rotors (and/or drums)
- Brake pads
- Brake caliper
- Brake shoes (on drum brake systems)
- Wheel cylinders
- Hardware (adjusters, return springs, caliper pins, etc.)
- Master cylinder (contains the brake fluid and piston assembly)
- Power brake booster
- Brake lines and hoses
- Parking brake cables
At Tire Works, our brake shop services include a full inspection of every part of your brake system to determine the maintenance or brake repair that you may need.
The brake caliper on each wheel is one of the most important parts of your brake system and houses the brake pads and pistons. The calipers initiate the pressure that is applied by the brake pads to stop your wheels. Specifically, when you press the brake pedal, the master cylinder pushes the brake fluid through the brake lines, creating hydraulic pressure on the pistons in the brake calipers. The calipers then squeeze the brake pads against the rotors, creating friction to bring the wheels to a stop.
Over time, the heat generated from friction in the braking system can weaken and break down seals inside the brake calipers. They can also become rusty, dirty, or even start to leak brake fluid if you don’t drive regularly.
If you have signs of brake problems, the mechanics at Tire Works will inspect the entire system to determine what brake repair and maintenance may be needed. Schedule your appointment for a brake inspection today.
Several things can cause your brakes to fail and not provide the stopping power you rely on. Some of these include:
- Overheating brake pads: Consistent overuse of your brakes can cause the brake pads to overheat and become hard or brittle. This means a significantly reduced ability for your pads to be able to grip the brake rotors and create enough friction to bring the vehicle to a stop.
- Damaged brake rotors: Over time, your rotors can become damaged or “scored” and no longer have a smooth even surface. This means your brake pads cannot create as much friction when squeezed against the rotors and have a much harder time helping to stop your vehicle.
- Leaking oil or hydraulic fluid: If there is oil or hydraulic fluid leaking from your engine or brake lines, it can get onto your brake pads and rotors, making it almost impossible for the friction between them to be created.
- Loss of hydraulic fluid pressure: If you have a leak and your brake fluid becomes low, this will cause a loss of hydraulic fluid pressure. A loss of pressure will significantly decrease your ability to stop quickly.
If your brakes are starting to feel different, making noises, or if it is becoming harder to stop your vehicle, don’t ignore it and make an appointment today to have your brakes serviced at your nearest Tire Works location.
There are some specific things you can do to help extend the life of your braking components. A few tips include:
- Obey the speed limit: Braking at higher speeds or suddenly is very taxing on your brakes. Allow yourself time to be able to brake more gradually or, even better, allow the engine to deaccelerate and coast before having to stop.
- Brake with your right foot only: Do not use your left foot to brake before your right foot is completely off the accelerator. Braking when there is still any pressure on the accelerator requires much more braking effort.
- Reduce the weight in your vehicle: Carrying less weight in the back or trunk of your vehicle means your brakes don’t have to work as hard to fully stop your vehicle.
- Have the brake system inspected regularly: Driving with worn pads will put more stress on the brake rotors and other components. Regular inspection and brake pad replacement as necessary prevents costly brake repair in the future and ensures your vehicle’s safety.
You can reduce the need for brake repair as frequently and get the most from your braking components by following these tips. Schedule your appointment today for your inspection and brake repair services at Tire Works.
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According to auto experts, brake pads should be changed every 50,000 miles. However, there are other factors that must also be considered:
- The quality of the brakes
- The environment
- Driver habits
Brake pad replacement is part of Tire Works Total Car Care routine service. We will inspect your brakes during your regular brake service appointment, assess the condition of the pads or shoes, and then advise you about brake pad replacements as necessary.
Most new cars have a disc brake system on both the front and rear of the car. When the driver steps on the brake, the brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against the disc on each wheel, stopping the wheel from turning.
Older cars often have disc brakes only on the front wheels, with drum brakes on the rear. The friction needed to stop the wheels comes from brake shoes instead of pads. The shoes have a rough material on one side and sit inside the drum. When the brake pedal is pressed, the brake shoes, with the rough material, are pressed against the drum and the wheel stops.
A car’s weight shifts forward when you press on the brakes, so the front brakes do most of the work. Disc brakes are usually located in front of the vehicle to handle this braking pressure.
When your brake pads are activated by the driver pushing on the brake pedal, the rotors come into contact with the pads to stop the car. Rotors are made of metal, which wears over time; they can also become warped from the excessive heat generated by braking.
During your brake service at Tire Works Total Car Care, a brake mechanic will put the rotor on a lathe and smooth the surface with a sharp bit that cuts into the rotor. This is called “turning” or resurfacing the rotors. If there isn’t enough metal to safely turn the rotor, you will be advised to replace them.
That depends. It could simply be dirt and moisture on the rotors. But squeaking coming from the brakes might mean the brake pads are nearly worn out or the rotors are getting thin and wearing out. It’s nearly impossible to determine the reason for squeaking without a brake mechanics inspecting the brake system and diagnosing the cause.
A vibration that occurs when the driver steps on the brake usually means a problem with the rotors. They may be overheating, old, or wearing thin. Uneven rotors shake or vibrate, when the brake pads press on them. In this situation, it’s important to have them looked at by a professional at our brake shop as soon as possible. Your stopping time can be affected by warped rotors, so don’t wait.
It’s hard to find an Arizona- or Nevada-area driver who doesn’t know just how vital motor oil is to their vehicle’s well-being. But while other auto fluids don’t get quite as much publicity, they still have crucial roles to play in your car, and this is certainly the case for brake fluid. Brake fluid is an indispensable part of your brake system; without it, your brakes simply wouldn’t be able to do their job correctly.
Of course, brake fluid is similar to other auto fluids in that it won’t last forever. When its additives wear out, or it starts to collect dirt, your brake fluid will become far less effective. That’s when you need fresh brake fluid to keep your system running as it should, but it’s best to make sure you’re actually due for new fluid before getting these brake services.
When creating your brake fluid replacement schedule, starting with your manufacturer’s recommendation is a good idea. But these recommendations can vary significantly. Your manufacturer may recommend getting new brake fluid:
- Every two years
- Every three years
- Every 45,000 miles
Furthermore, some manufacturers offer no brake fluid replacement recommendations at all. If you need help figuring out how often you should add brake fluid to your vehicle, ask our brake mechanics for help!
It’s not easy to overstate the importance of your vehicle’s braking system. In fact, this system is on par with your engine and transmission when it comes to keeping your car in working order and avoiding disaster. But, like any other auto component, your brakes can run into all kinds of problems, and they will need professional attention when that happens.
In most cases, your car’s warning light should turn on to let you know your brakes are starting to encounter issues. Still, this isn’t the only red flag you should be aware of. Along with taking warning lights seriously, be on the lookout for these signs of brake trouble:
- Puddles under your car
- A distinct “burning” smell
- Your car shifting to one side if you brake
- Vibration during braking
- Needing extra pressure to brake fully
- A grinding noise when you brake
Any of these signs can point to serious issues with your brake system, so you shouldn’t ignore them. Instead, pull over to the side of the road as soon as you can do so safely. Then, set up an appointment for brake repair at your closest auto shop location.
Your vehicle’s brake system is a complicated collection of multiple interworking components. As you might expect, if any of these parts run into trouble, it could affect the entire system’s ability to do its job. Taking this into account, it’s crucial to check your brakes if you suspect something has gone wrong.
There are countless causes of brake failure, but some are more common than others. Some of the brake problems that our auto mechanics regularly encounters include:
- Brake fluid loss. Your brake fluid is responsible for taking force from your foot, which pushes down on the brake pedal and sends it to your brake discs. If your brake fluid starts to leak or becomes contaminated, it won’t be able to perform this task as effectively as it should.
- A bad brake cylinder. The brake cylinder’s job is to keep your brake fluid adequately compressed. When your brake cylinder starts having problems, your brakes won’t be as powerful as they once were.
- Brake booster issues. As its name suggests, the brake booster takes the force generated by pushing down on the brake pedal and multiplies it. Without a fully functional brake booster, you won’t be able to rely on this extra pressure to slow or stop your car.
When you read about brake replacement, you can usually assume that this refers to replacing brake pads, and it’s not hard to understand why. These parts are intended to generate the friction responsible for stopping your vehicle, meaning your brake pads are directly exposed to that very friction. With this in mind, brake pads need to be replaced at least every 10,000 to 20,000 miles to avoid excess wear.
Other brake components, like rotors, have a considerably longer service life. You should replace these components every 50,000 to 70,000 miles to keep your brakes running smoothly. If you’re unsure whether or not it’s time to replace your rotors or brake pads, look for the telltale signs of brake trouble, where these parts could easily be at fault.
No drivers want to neglect their brake pads, but with so many other auto maintenance tasks to focus on, it’s easy to let this fall to the wayside. Fortunately, worn brake pads can grab your attention in several ways, such as:
- Squealing. Your brake pads likely have a warning layer of material designed to emit a squealing noise during braking. If you’re hearing this sound, it may be because your brake pads are about to wear out. (Just note that there are multiple reasons why your brakes might squeal—if your brake pads are at fault, you shouldn’t hear this noise when you aren’t braking.)
- Grinding. Not all brake pads have a warning layer, but they can still make noise when they reach the end of their lifespan. When your brake pad material wears out completely, you’ll hear the sound of the steel plates your brake pads attach to grinding against your rotors. This can be extremely dangerous if left unchecked for even a short amount of time, so take these noises seriously!
- Activating the brake light. Today, cutting-edge brake pads include a special chip in their warning layer. When this chip turns on, it sends a message to your car’s onboard computer to turn on your vehicle’s brake light, directly informing you that you need brake services ASAP.
If all else fails, you can have your brake system inspected by the professional car mechanics at Tire Works. We’ll measure your brake pad depth as part of this process. If your brake pad depth is under a quarter-inch, you’re overdue for a replacement set.
In most cases, you’ll need new brake pads well before you need new rotors because the former components have a shorter service life than the latter. Of course, rotors don’t have an indefinite lifespan, either. To make sure you’re protecting your brake system’s well-being, just keep an eye out for signs of brake trouble and visit your nearest car repair shop location if the need arises.
There are multiple reasons why this could be the case, not all of which are directly related to your brake system. While brake issues are the most common cause of this, it may also be the result of:
- Unbalanced tires
- Improper front-end alignment
- Trouble with your steering system
- Axle shaft damage
- Loose lug nuts
Since there are so many factors that could potentially cause your car to shake, it’s not worth spending time trying to figure it out yourself. Instead, bring your car into one of Tire Works multiple Arizona and Nevada locations for service. No matter what your issue is, you can rest assured knowing we’ll be able to take care of it right away. Plus, you’ll be able to save big on this job by exploring our wide range of brake repair specials!