Our brake service includes a complete brake system evaluation of the brake pads, brake rotors, brake shoes, brake calipers and brake lines before doing any work. The brakes on your car should be checked and serviced at the first sign they are not performing as they should. In the event your vehicle needs to stop quick your brakes need to be in good working order. If you hear a squealing sound while driving this is probably the sensor on your brakes pads grinding against your brake rotor to alert you it’s time for a brake service. The longer you wait the deeper the brake pad sensor will grind into your rotor which may end up costing you to replace the rotors and not just the brake pads.
Common Signs Your Vehicle Needs A Brake Service
Brake warning light comes on or flashes
There is a squealing noise while driving
A Vibration in the steering occurs when braking
Your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes
Your brake pedal feels spongy or soft
Excess pressure is required while braking
Your brake pedal presses further to the floor than normal
You should your brakes inspected every 12,000 miles or once a year. If you get your oil changed at Bob Lee Automotive your brakes get inspected for free. A brake inspection is part of our 25 point inspection that is included with every oil change. The condition of your brake system is critical to safe braking that’s why a yearly brake inspection should not be ignored.
Brake Fluid Flush
Most vehicle manufacture recommend you get the brake fluid flushed every 25,000 miles. Brake fluid can become contaminated and absorb moisture causing the fluid to vaporize. Contaminated brake fluid can cause poor braking making your vehicle unsafe to drive. A brake fluid flush includes removing the existing fluid and moisture out of the brake system and replacing it with new, clean, brake fluid. A brake fluid flush ensures proper brake system performance and increases the lifespan of your brake system components.
Some people seem to think transmission fluid and brake fluid are the same but they are not. So the answer is no you cannot mix transmission fluid in the brake fluid. If transmission fluid gets in your brakes master cylinder the transmission fluid will damage the seals causing your brakes to fail.
Do my brake rotors need to be replaced everytime my brake pads are replaced?
Your brake rotors only need to be replaced if the thickness is less that the manufactures specifications or they are damaged. Most of the time when you get your brakes serviced only the brake pads are replaced and the brake rotors are just resurfaced to insure the surface is flat.
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Lawndale, CA 90260
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