What makes a high-quality brake job? We test to make sure that the rotor is running true with a dial indicator. This gives our customers the assurance that they will not have pulsating brakes. The dial indicator allows us to apply the rotor within 1/.005ths of an inch of accuracy.
Your car’s typical brake system consists of disk brakes in front and either disk or drum brakes in the rear connected, by a system of tubes and hoses that link the brake at each wheel to the master cylinder. Other systems that are connected with the brake system include the parking brakes, power brake booster, and the anti-lock system.
In either case, the friction surfaces of the pads on a disk brake system, or the shoes on a drum brake convert the forward motion of the vehicle into heat. Heat is what causes the pads and shoes to eventually wear out and require replacement.
Brake problems have several symptoms. Schedule diagnosis and repair if:
- The vehicle pulls to one side when the brakes are applied.
- The brake pedal sinks to the floor when pressure is maintained.
- You hear or feel scraping or grinding during braking.
- The “brake” light on the instrument panel is lit.