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How To Tell If You Need Brake Service & Repairs

How To Tell If You Need Brake Service & Repairs

The brake system in our cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks is what protects us on the road. The slightest change in brake performance can put you at risk of a collision. That is why the team at Tim’s Automotive Repair and Sales always stresses the importance of regular brake inspections. Read on to learn more about the braking system and how to tell if your car needs brake services or repairs. Most service brakes or primary brakes are hydraulic systems, which are operated using a fluid. The pressure of that fluid gets pushed to trigger a series of events to slow down and stop your wheels from turning. Depending on whether your vehicle has disc brakes or drum brakes, the parts could vary. For example, disc brakes have brake pads, and drum brakes have brake shoes. As your vehicle puts on miles, your brake components will wear down and require servicing. To stay on top of your brakes’ condition, we recommend having your brakes checked annually or bi-annually. How to Tell ... read more