Of the systems in a vehicle, brakes are one of the most important - so why would you trust your brake service to just anyone?
Let Dublin Auto perform the necessary brake service to keep you stopping safely. The brake system is without a doubt the most important system in your vehicle. If you can’t stop in time then you’ll need more than a brake job. There are a variety of brake materials used in today’s cars and trucks and we use what the manufacturer used when they built it. The majority of brake systems today are disc up front and drum in the rear.
You can typically drive a couple of years between brake services but it really depends on the type of driving you do. A heavy commuter will need brakes more often because of frequent and often hard or panic stopping while a weekend driver may go twice as long between jobs because the brakes aren’t used as often.
Weight is a huge factor, a light car can go a lot father than a heavy SUV between jobs but suspensions are often overlooked. We always see failed struts and shocks on vehicles that the customer became used to over time.
Blown struts will increase stopping distance by as much as 100%. At 60mph you might need 130 feet to safely brake to a stop but with bad struts or shocks the distance could increase to 260 feet.
Because the blown struts collapse and you will first experience severe nose dive instead of actually braking. The vehicle will not begin braking until the suspension has compressed which takes more time. Time you don’t have when stopping is required immediately. That’s why they are called panic stops.
When you come in for a brake service we inspect the entire system and make the necessary recommendation needed to keep you safe. Uneven brake shoes or pads are often a sign of sticky calipers or cylinders. They are easily replaced and usually available the same day.
Pad material is also important. Whether your vehicle requires semi-metallic or ceramic pads or shoes we have access to several original equipment and aftermarket manufacturers. Rotors and drums are always checked for minimum thickness and serviceability. Most rotors can be resurfaced but sometimes they have to be replaced.
We also clean and lubricate all moving parts to ensure smooth, quiet, dependable operation. We road test all completed brake services to ensure your safety.
Don’t settle for sub-standard brake services. Let an ASE Certified repair facility like Dublin Auto maintain your vehicle on a regular basis.
We can monitor the performance of the vehicle and make recommendations to help you get the most out of your car or truck.
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