Free Brake Inspection
Our Free Brake Inspection Service provides you with quick and accurate answers from an ASE Certified Professional Automotive Technician. Are you hearing squeaks or feeling vibrations while you apply your brakes? Do your brakes seem like they take longer to stop than usual? Brake Performance is very important and you should listen to the early warning signs. If you are experiencing these or other symptoms while braking, why not let us take a look and see what options are available for you.
There are times when pulling the wheels to look at brakes may not be enough and might require more than just a visual inspection. In this case a closer examination is required with a more detailed analysis. Sometimes brakes perform a certain way because a component has seized or has become restricted. Today’s brakes are more complicated than ever and can involve complex electronics that will require diagnostics. No matter what the problem our technicians have the capability to dig deeper using the latest in manufacturer level diagnostic information and tools. After performing a complete inspection we will provide you with options to get you back on the road safely.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don’t stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, then come visit us and we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at ProAuto about when it’s time for a brake fluid flush.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don’t need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you’ll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, indicating you’re ruining your rotors or drums! You should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact us as soon as possible.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle’s wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. The friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a working condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. ProAuto will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.