Brake pads and shoes are considered wear items by every manufacturer, and will wear down over time. The other components in the brake system will require eventual replacement for performance and safety reasons.
Warning signs that your brakes need attention
Some of these conditions could be generated from improper installation, low quality replacement parts, or driving habits. Some could also mean there is a problem that needs immediate attention. So stay on the safe side and bring your vehicle to Jeffcoats Automotive and have our ASE certified technicians do a complete brake system inspection on your vehicle.
Properly working brakes are essential to vehicle safety and reliability. When you depress your brake pedal and stop your tires from rotating, you need the confidence to know that your vehicle will come to a complete and precise stop.
It’s important to have your brakes checked at least once a year to keep them responsive and to help avoid costly replacements. However, you should have your brakes checked immediately if you experience any of the following:
Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air naturally. The moisture builds up and can freeze during cold weather, causing brake systems to fail. Contaminated brake fluid can lead to corrosion and pitting to vital brake system components such as ABS actuator, calipers, wheel cylinders, metal brake lines. Most vehicle manufacturers will recommend a brake fluid service around every two years. Jeffcoats Automotive has ASE certified technicians that will perform a complete brake fluid flush on your vehicle that complies with your manufacturer fluid type and service interval.
It is recommended that every time your brake pads or shoes are repalced, you should have the rotors either machined or replaced. Do to the extreme heat that todays brake pads produce, over time rotors and drums develop imperfection on the braking surface that need removed so the new pads will mate properly to the rotors.
Due to the extreme heat that today's brake systems generate the rotor surfaces may develop:
Machining the brake rotors to return the braking surface back to new condition will ensure proper mating of your new brake pads to the rotors and will gaurantee against any unwanted noises, or vibrations.
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