Drum Brakes

On many vehicles, drum brakes are an integral part of your braking system. When so equipped, they’re typically found on the rear wheels of your vehicle. They not only slow and stop your vehicle, but also may function as the parking or emergency brake. Drum brakes work on the same principal as disc brakes, but…

Brake Rotors

Brake rotors are another critical component of the braking system, responsible for bringing your vehicle to a safe and complete stop. The brake pads clamp down on the brake rotors (or discs) – in order to stop the wheels from turning. You might be surprised to learn that the brake rotors are just as important…

Brake Pads

Brake pads are a key component in your vehicle’s braking system. As the brakes are applied their contact with the brake rotors are what allow you to stop. Over time, this interaction causes the brake pads to gradually wear down, reducing your braking ability. We recommend replacing your brake pads after they have worn less…

Brake Fluids

Clean brake fluid plays a vital role in internally lubricating brake components and allowing your vehicle to stop efficiently, especially under heavy loads or high temperatures. The average motorist drives 10-15,000 miles a year and uses their brakes about 75 thousand times. We recommend changing the brake fluid every two years or 24,000 miles. Over time,…

Brake Calipers

Brake calipers are a vital part of your vehicle’s braking system. The calipers squeeze the brake pads against the surface of the brake rotor to slow or stop the vehicle. When you step on the brake, brake fluid from the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure on one or more pistons in the brake caliper, forcing…

ABS Wheel Sensor

The ABS sensor is part of the Anti-lock Brake System.  It’s located on the tires and monitors the wheel speed on your car or truck.  This sensor works in tandem with the electronic control module, to keep your wheels from locking up during braking. Ask your service advisor to check your ABS wheel sensor when doing…