Englewood Brake System Repair Services

SERVING ENGLEWOOD AND DENVER, COLORADO

We often think of how important it is that our cars go to get us places, but it’s just as important that our car is able to stop. This is the job of your brakes, and it’s their only job. But it’s an important one. If your car isn’t braking normally, you need to have your brake system checked to ensure it is able to stop your car when necessary.

If you know or suspect that your brakes need service, Auto Lab in Englewood, Colorado, can help. Please call us or schedule an appointment online to have your brakes inspected and repaired, if necessary.

Brake System Checks and Scheduled Maintenance

Brake system checks are a routine part of scheduled maintenance. Depending on your car manufacturer’s suggestions, we will inspect your car’s brakes, check brake fluid, and evaluate performance.

If there are any problems, we will repair any damaged or worn brake components.

Signs You Might Have Brake Problems

In addition to getting your scheduled maintenance, you should be aware of signs of potential brake problems, such as:

  • Continuous squeaking, squealing, or grinding
  • Sound that is very loud when braking
  • Warning light comes on the dash
  • Erratic braking
  • Slow braking
  • Car jerks to one side when braking
  • You need to pump brakes for them to work
  • Pedal pulsates during braking
  • Brake pedal feels softer or harder than in the past
  • You notice fluid leaks

If you notice any of these signs, it is important to bring your car in for evaluation, since they may be signs that your critical braking system may fail.

What Causes Brake Problems

On almost all cars, the only way to slow the car is to use friction. To create the friction, your brakes clamp down on a surface that rotates with your wheels. Friction slows the wheels, but it also wears away the brake surfaces. Worn brake components are responsible for almost all brake system problems.

Other times, braking problems may be caused by leaking brake fluid, which can mean you lose the hydraulic system that controls the brakes.

Finally, poorly adjusted or installed brakes can cause their own problems.

Types of Brake Repairs

Depending on the cause of your brake problems, there may be many potential remedies for your car, including:

  • Replacing worn brake pads and/or shoes
  • Resurfacing brake rotors or drums
  • Replacing brake fluid
  • Brake hose replacement
  • Brake cylinder replacement

Or other repairs in the case of unusual circumstances.

If you have a brake problem with your car, please schedule an appointment online at Auto Lab in Englewood, CO today.