Brake Service & Repair
Brake Service & Repair
When you’re out on the road, the last thing you want is to experience brake problems. Brakes are one of the most important components in a car and an essential safety feature designed to keep you and everyone else around you out of harm’s way. At McNally Auto EuroMechanic we take brake maintenance and repairs seriously and we provide the highest quality services to keep your brake system working perfectly and keep you safe behind the wheel.
Stay Safe with a Brake Inspection every 20,000KM
Brakes systems are built to last, but as every other component in your car, they’re subject to wear and tear. A lot of people expect their brakes to work without a hitch indefinitely, leaving maintenance out of the picture and exposing themselves to unnecessary risks. However, brakes require constant care and attention if you want them to work properly.
Bringing your car in for a brake check every 20,000KM is one of the most important maintenance tasks to consider when it comes to car care. This will ensure your brake system stays in optimum condition for as long as possible and you won’t have to deal with any unpleasant surprises down the road.
The skilled mechanics at McNally Auto EuroMechanic can perform thorough brake inspections and provide a wide range of professional brake maintenance and repair services, including brake pad inspection and replacement and brake fluid checks. We can identify any issue you might have with your brake system in due time and have it fixed ASAP, so you can get back on the road and enjoy smooth and safe drives.
Signs & Symptoms it’s time for a Brake Service
Sometimes, brake issues can go unnoticed until some major problem occurs. This stresses the importance of having your brake system inspected regularly by a professional mechanic who can detect any problems early on, so you can avoid more serious and costly repairs in the future.
Other times, the signs that something might be wrong with your brake system are a bit more obvious and you just have to learn how to spot them. Here’s what you should be looking out for:
If your car pulls slightly to one side or the other when braking, it usually means something is off with your brake system. This can happen due to uneven wear of the brake pads, or it can signal your brakes require adjustment or additional fluid.
When you have to press your brake pedal all the way to the floor to get your car to stop, it’s a clear sign that you’ve got a brake issue on your hands. Whether it’s because of worn out brake pads or something more serious, you need a professional to check it out.
Vibration while braking
Vibrations in the brake pedal or the steering wheel when you slow your car also point to brake problems. A skilled mechanic can tell you where the issue lies and get it properly fixed.
Grinding and Squeaking sounds
Apart from being annoying, grinding and squeaking noises while braking are also tell-tale signs of a problem with your brake system. When this happens, you know it’s time for a brake inspection.
Car Brake FAQ
As a responsible car owner, you probably want to learn as much as possible about vehicle maintenance, so you can keep your four wheeled companion in top notch condition. We’re here to provide the answers to your most frequently asked questions and help you understand the basics about brake servicing.
What is brake service?
Brake service refers to all the work performed on your brake system in order to keep it working properly. It includes tasks such as inspection of all brake system components, cleaning and lubricating the parts or replacing them when needed. All cars, regardless of make and model, have to undergo regular brake service to ensure their brake system functions properly.
My brake pedal feels really soft and spongy. Is this normal?
A soft and spongy brake pedal is one of the most common issues drivers experience with their brake system. However, it shouldn’t be treated as a minor problem that can be put on the back burner. It can happen because your brake pads are worn out or for an entirely different reason. Whatever the case might be, this is a potentially dangerous problem that requires immediate professional inspection.
Why do my brakes squeak?
Loud squeaking noises when braking are often caused by worn out brake pads, but they can also be the result of glazed pads and rotors, embedded objects, moisture or carrying heavy loads frequently. Although in most cases it doesn’t represent a major reason of concern, it still has to be dealt with as soon as you notice it. A professional can accurately pinpoint the reason your brake system makes these unpleasant sounds.
Why is my vehicle not stopping as well as it used to?
If your car takes longer to stop when you press down on the brake pedal, there can be any number of reasons behind it, from the well known worn brake pads to brake fade or low fluid level. You should definitely have your car inspected by a skilled mechanic who can get to the root cause of the problem.
Why does my steering wheel shake and brakes shudder when I apply the brakes?
Strange vibrations in the steering wheel and shuddering brakes are generally caused by warped or damaged brake rotors. Worn brake pads can also be the culprit. A thorough brake inspection is required to solve the problem.
How do I know if my brake discs are worn?
The thickness of the linings on the pads can give you a clue on how worn your brake disks are. If it’s under 3mm, it’s a sign you should think about replacing them. However, it’s always best to let a professional check them out and advise you.