Brakes

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Your brake system is a critical safety feature in your car, truck or SUV. Annual inspections and proper maintenance are important in order to ensure your safety and to avoid costly and hazardous failures to the brake system. We will examine the entire braking system—pads/shoes, hydraulic fluids, rotor/drum wear, calipers and wheel cylinders, brake hardware, hoses and lines, master cylinder, and the anti-lock system for vehicles so equipped.

If you notice any of the signs of possible brake failure—squealing, grinding, other unusual noise when you apply the brakes, a brake pedal that can be depressed nearly to the floor, a brake warning light that stays lit—have your brake system checked out as soon as possible.

In 1914, the first traffic signal is unveiled at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. It was manually operated by a traffic officer stationed in a nearby booth.

If our inspection uncovers any wear, damage, or problems, our service includes:

  • Worn pads and shoes replaced
  • Wheel bearings repacked as needed
  • Lubrication for specified components
  • Rotor and drum resurfacing (may need replacement if wear is excessive)
  • Replacement of other components based on findings of inspection
  • Old brake fluid is replaced with fresh fluid
  • Adjust parking brake
  • Road test to ensure the entire braking system is operating properly

Many experts recommend replacing the fluid as a preventive maintenance service every two years or 24,000 miles. That's because brake fluids absorb moisture over time, which could mean your brakes perform less well when you need them the most-during hard braking.

The brake fluid level should be checked periodically, preferably with every oil change. Check your owners manual to determine the recommended interval for changing the brake fluid, or bring your vehicle to Southeast Auto Service to have a complete brake inspection. You'll also get our 28 point inspection to ensure all of the major systems in your vehicle are in good working order.

Brake Pad Change Interval: Brake Pads affect safety and longevity of other brake components. For safety, replace your brake pads when wear is less than 20% or other components are leaking (which can reduce effectiveness)