Brake Repair in San Diego
From the brake pedal to hydraulic brake fluid, brake master cylinder to power brake booster, drum brakes to disc brakes and electronic anti-lock brake sensors, Certified Car Care technicians know every part of your brake system inside and out.
Remember, regular brake inspections should be part of your vehicle’s ongoing maintenance, helping to ensure its safety and reliability.
If you hear a high-pitched squeal when you come to a stop it could be an indication your car’s brakes are worn down to the brake rotor.
Here are 5 other warning signs you need your brakes repaired or serviced:
- Smell. Is there a metallic-like smell when you apply your brakes?
- Pulling to the left or right when brakes are applied. Referred to as “brake pull”, this can be caused a malfunctioning brake caliper or collapsed brake hose.
- Shaking or vibration in the steering wheel. This can be caused by a misalignment between the pad and rotor or a worn out rotor.
- Long pedal travel. When applying your brakes you have to depress the brake pedal all the way to the floor. This is referred to as “long pedal travel” and requires immediate brake inspection.
- Grinding noice. A grinding noice when the brakes are applied generally means the metal on the brake pad is rubbing against the brake rotor.
The following represents the array of services performed at Certified Car Care
- Front and/or Rear Disc pads Machine Rotors and/or Drums
- Front and/or Rear brake shoes Pack Wheel Bearings
- Internal Inspection Install and/or Machine Rotors and Drums
- Master Cylinder replacement Bleed, Fill and Adjust Brake System
- Brake Line and Hoses Replacement Power Boosters
- Disc Brake Hardware Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Diagnostics and Service
- Drum Brake Hardware and/or Return Springs Parking Brake Service
Other related services
- Wheel Bearing Service and Replacement Bearing Service
- Hub Assemblies Hub Bearings
- Front Wheel Drive Bearings Shocks and Struts
- Coil Springs and Torsion Bars Leaf Springs
- Ball Joints Idler Arms
- Tie Rods/Steering Linkage Components Pittman Arms
- Suspension Bushings Control Arms
- Spindles / Knuckles Rack and Pinion Service (Replacement, sockets or boots)
If you need brake repair or brake service in San Diego, look no further than Certified Car Care!
Brake Repair FAQs
Q. When is a good time to have my brakes checked or repaired?
A. Routine brake inspections should be conducted during regular maintenance intervals, or every 15,000 miles. All routine maintenance to a car’s braking system such as a brake fluid flush, ABS check, rear brake adjustment, emergency brake adjustment, machining of the rotors, or replacement of brake pads or brake shoes should be completed according to manufacturer specifications which is typically every 40,000 – 45,000 miles. If you are unsure your brakes need service, come in today for a brake inspection.
Q. What kind of work is performed during a typical brake job?
A. Brake jobs include inspection of brake line hoses, calipers, measuring the vehicle’s brake rotors or brake drums and replace brake pads and machine rotors accordingly.
Q. Why are my brakes squealing?
A. Brake squeal is usually caused by brake dust.. Brakes pads that are almost worn-out can also cause squealing. If you hear a squealing noise, please bring in your vehicle for a brake inspection.
Q. Why does my brake pedal go all the way to the floor?
A. The most common cause would be a defective master cylinder. Also, air in the closed fluid system is another cause. Either way you need a trained technician to check and repair the problem.
Q. How long do brakes last?
A. No one can give you a mileage number or a calendar date, there are too many different variables. Your best bet is to have your brakes inspected every other tire rotation or sooner if you start to have a problem.