JBC Tire Complete Auto Care knows you need the confidence of knowing when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle is coming to a stop. Your car’s brakes should be examined at least once a year for the safety of you and your family. Preserving your vehicle's brakes is among the most crucial measures you could take and JBC Tire Complete Auto Care offers quality, affordable brake service in Springfield, MO and Nixa, MO and surrounding areas.
What you need to know about Brake Service in Springfield, MO and Nixa, MO
Brakes are one of those things that drivers tend to take for granted, and that can be a big mistake.
It’s an easy mistake to make, though, considering that the friction material of brake pads can easily last 40-60,000 miles or more. Since brakes wear so slowly, it can be hard to be aware of when it’s time to replace the pads and have brake service performed. Here are some sure warning signs of impending brake problems, though:
- Noticeable pull to one side while braking
- Brake pedal goes farther to floor before brakes engage
- Noticeable pulsation or vibration through brake pedal or steering wheel
- One or more wheels tends to lock up and skid while braking
- Longer stopping distances
- Brake pedal feels “soft” or spongy underfoot
- Dashboard Brake or ABS light is illuminated
- Brake pedal slowly goes toward floor while holding the vehicle stopped, in gear
- Loud squealing, groaning or grinding noise while braking
Disc brakes are fairly simple in principle. Your car’s wheels are bolted to smooth steel discs called rotors. The rotors have calipers mounted to them, with brake pads of ceramic or semimetallic friction material enclosed in them. There’s a brake pad on either side of the rotor, and when you step on the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure forces the pads to drag on the rotor and slow the vehicle down.
If you hear a grinding noise, that’s a bad sign – it means that your brake pads have worn to a point where the steel backing plate is exposed. All your braking effort is coming from the backing plates and mounting rivets digging into the surface of the rotors, cutting deep grooves in the steel. Not only is this obviously dangerous, but it will cost you a lot more money when it’s time for brake service!
Don’t take chances with your own safety, and that of everyone else on the road. At JBC Tire Complete Auto Care in Springfield and Nixa, MO, our auto repair techs are ready to help you with brake inspection or repair, regardless of what kind of vehicle you drive. If you suspect it might be time to have your brakes serviced, don’t delay – make an appointment with us and let us get your vehicle taken care of. The quicker you inspect problems and replace brake pads, the safer your automobile will be. Prolonging brake concerns may cause other more costly repairs.
Serving the Springfield, MO and Nixa, MO and surrounding areas, JBC Tire Complete Auto Care is thrilled to be your number one auto repair shop and provider of tires. Call us to schedule an appointment for a brake inspection today.
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