The brakes are the most important safety feature on your vehicle. It’s important to have your brakes inspected regularly to catch wear and minor problems before your brakes completely fail.
Kearns Brake Repair
Choose Master Muffler as your Kearns brake specialist. Whether your brakes need to be inspected, repaired, or replace, bring your car in to our Kearns location and let us help you get back on the road quickly and safely knowing that your brakes are in top condition.
If your brakes are squeaking, grinding, or have a delayed reaction, you could have a problem. Bring your car or truck in to our Kearns location and we will perform a complete brake system inspection to diagnose the problem. We can repair or replace any worn components including brake pads, rotors, or the whole brake system for both drum and disc brakes.
With Utah’s cold winters and rough roads, we know how important it is that your brakes work well in a variety of conditions. Brake repair is one of our specialties; bring in your car or truck and let our Kearns brake specialists take care of you.
How Brakes Work
From the diver’s perspective, the brakes work when the brake pedal is pushed. Which, is true when your brakes are in good condition. Have you ever noticed times that you had to push your pedal harder or further in to stop than normal? To understand why this happens its important to know a little bit about your brake system.
Here is the big picture: When you press on the pedal of your car, it compresses your brake fluid. This compression creates a pressure which transfers the force from your foot through your brake assembly. Your brake assembly then transfers this force and pressure onto a piston which compresses onto a brake disc. As the brake pads clamp around the brake disc, they create a friction which slows down your car.
If you are low on brake fluid, then the transfer of force from your foot to the brake disc isn’t efficient, so you have to press harder. If your brake pads are wearing down, then you might hear a high pitched scraping noise, or if the pad has worn completely through, a grinding sound. It is important to have your pads changed before this happens because it can cause many problems that are much more expensive than simply replacing your brake pads.
The Importance of Brake Inspections
Vehicle brakes need to be checked and repaired or replaced periodically because they use friction to stop the car and this friction wears down the brake system over time. Regular brake inspections by a skilled mechanic can identify excessive wear and other minor problems before they become a safety hazard.