Master Muffler Riverton: Brake Specialists
Brakes are one of the most important operational systems on your vehicle, only trust experienced professionals with your safety. At Master Muffler Riverton, you and your vehicle's safety are our primary concern. We do fast, quality work because we value your business and respect your time.
Having your brakes serviced promptly is very important. What can start as a simple, inexpensive procedure, like changing brake pads, can quickly escalate into a time consuming and expensive problem like damaged rotors. This is why it is absolutely necessary to get into a brake specialist the moment you suspect their may be an issue with your brakes.
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 brakes 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 brakes 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.