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Brake Services with Revive Auto Repair

Brake maintenance is very important to ensure the safety of you and your passengers. There are a many signs that indicate your brakes need attention and were here to help you recognize those signs. Keep in mind brake repairs and brake shops are not all created equal, we know amazing service doesn’t have to break the bank.

If your brakes are making a squealing, screeching or scratching sound or you hear grinding when your car comes to a stop, or you press on your brakes to slow down, these are the signs to look for that indicate you need brake service immediately. Make sure to consult with a certified auto technician for a brake inspection at Revive Auto Repair any time that you notice any irregularities in your vehicles braking performance. You never want to risk the lives of yourself or your passengers for something that we can fix, and put you and your vehicle back on the road in no time!

Brake Signs: It’s time that Your Vehicle Needs a Brake Inspection

There are signs to look for, with common, well-known indicators, that will help you know if you need a break inspection. Signs such as a shifty and shaky steering wheel or a squealing sound then using your breaks and we’ve all been there and know that’s an indicator for checking your brakes. However, there are many other  less obvious signs your brakes may be showing which you don not want to ignore. We will list a few below that you can use as a checklist to help you decide if it’s time for a brake inspection.

It’s time to get a brake service inspection if:

  • The brake pedal seems to be spongy or presses farther to the floor than usual
  • Unusual noises or vibrations occur during braking
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • Your steering wheel is shaking
  • Your car is wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds
  • You’re near or past the number of miles your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends between brake fluid exchanges
  • The brake warning light on your dashboard comes on and stays on
  • Your vehicle requires longer distances to stop than it used to
  • The brake pedal responds slowly
  • The brake pedal requires excess pressure
  • Your vehicle pulls to the right or left when you brake
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles since the last time your brakes were inspected

 

Helpful Fact: Many brake pads today have a built-in metal component that creates a slight squeal. The squeal increases in volume over time to alert you of the need for service. If you begin to hear any type of squeal, make sure to bring your vehicle in to Revive Auto Repair for a full, 23-point inspection.

Brake Overview: Understanding Brakes, Brake Parts & Brake Inspection

There are many things you can do as a vehicle owner to better understand your vehicles parts, braking system, and your vehicles service needs. The more informed you are as a vehicle owner the more you’ll understand the service needs of your vehicle. When you pressed down on your brake pedal the brake pads create friction; in turn, the brake rotor creates and disperses heat throughout the vehicle to keep the brakes themselves from overheating. Both of these actions are essential to the proper functioning of your braking system. These essential functions need proper inspection by a certified auto mechanic when servicing your brakes.

At Revive Auto Repair, we offer and recommend a full, 23-point inspection that includes a comprehensive vehicle check, from brake function, belts, hoses and filters to suspensions, struts and shocks, motor mounts and fuel filters. Our brake inspections will include:

    • Brake function – measurement of pads thickness
    • Wheel cylinders – check wheel cylinders for function
    • Fluids – inspection of brake fluid levels and leaks
  • Brake hoses – problems with the hoses are common and need regular checking as they can wear out
  • Rotors / drums – determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Brake hardware – inspect hardware for wear and tear

 

Why do you need a Brake Inspection from Revive Auto Repair?

  • Get your vehicle inspected by a certified technician at Revive Auto Repair to properly identify the issues affecting your braking system
  • Get an outline of the work ahead, time estimates and parts needed
  • Get an estimate of what the necessary work will cost based on the individual problems of your brakes
  • Get recommendations and options on the best parts for your particular vehicle

 

Brake Service: What to expect from your Brake Repair & Replacement of Brake Components

Brakes are designed to wear out over time, this is a natural process. The way this mechanism works is, the pads rub on the brake disk to stop your car, so worn pads are completely normal and show that your vehicle is functioning properly. Worm pads are also one of the first parts to check on your vehicle if you are experiencing any braking problems. A full inspection from Revive Auto Repair will show underlying problems, as well as what can be repaired and what needs replaced. Brake pad replacement is the most common repair job for automotive brake systems.

 

What will my brake service include?

Since brake pads are only one possible problem with a brake system, there are other items to be included in a brake service. Depending on the results and your type of vehicle and braking system inspection, your vehicle brake service may include some of the following services:

 

  • Brake OEM rotors / drums replace
  • Brake fluid flush & replacement
  • Brake caliper replacement
  • Brake hose replacement
  • Brake master cylinder replacement
  • Brake caliper & rotor re-alignment
  • Brake pads replacement
  • Electronic parking brake resetting & caliper

We have Amazing Brake Service Specials!

Brakes keep you and your family safe and nothing is more important then safety. Brake parts and brake services are not what you want to skimp on. But we understand the importance of reducing expenses and we aim to offer cost-effective solutions that provide leading services as well. Book your inspection appointment today!

Revive Auto Repair

2888 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

Phone: 248-817-5370

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