Turn to Rob’s Discount Mufflers for Affordable & Premium Brake Services in E. Alton, IL
Robs Discount Mufflers comprehensive brake services:
- Disc Brakes
- Drum Brakes
- Hydraulic Brake Repairs
- Replacement Brake Lines
- Brake Wiring Repairs
- Parking Brake
- Hydraulic System
- Brake Pedal Switch
- Brake Booster Replacement
- Replace Calipers
Anti-Lock Brake System
Your anti-lock brake system helps prevent your car’s tires from skidding when you apply your brakes. If your ABS light flashes and stays lit come, see us for a diagnostic test and other brake services.
Brake Lines & Hoses
The brake hoses are what transports the brake fluid to the master cylinder. If there is a kink in the hose, this could cause slower or no braking at all over time. If there is a leak, however, that is a more severe problem that can cause your entire ABS to fail. The brake hoses do not need to be replaced all the time, but at the first sign of any wear and tear, they should be replaced.
Brake Pads & Brake Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems are easy to hear. The warning sign for the problem is a loud screech. If the screeching stops or turns into a grinding milling noise, then your pads have fully denigrated and your brakes are using the brake rotors to help your vehicle stop. This is very dangerous and needs professional attention as soon as possible.
The Brake Caliper is where you will find both the brake pads and shoes and is what presses the pads against the brake rotors to help you stop. If you ever feel like your car slides or skids forward during bad weather contact our diagnostics team.
Your rotors are mounted to your wheel hub and when you apply the brakes, your brake pads compress against your rotors to help slow your wheels. If you are experiencing a vibration coming from your brake pedal, it could be an indication that your rotors are deteriorating.
Wheel Bearing Replacement
A wheel bearing is what allows your wheels to spin freely. A wheel bearing over time like anything else will wear down from normal wear and tear due to moisture in the air and the aggressive force that can be thrusted on them when you hit a deep pothole. If you start to hear a humming noise when changing directions or accelerating to high speeds, it may be time to have this checked out.
Replacement of the Master Cylinder
One of the most important components in the ABS system in today’s modern vehicles is the master cylinder. The function of this cylinder is to push brake fluid to the brake caliper and then will apply the brake pad to the brake rotor to help slow your vehicle down and ultimately stop. Signs of a faulty master cylinder include a mushy and spongy brake pedal or one that slowly sinks to your floorboard.
6 Warning Signs of Brake Problems
Brake Light On
The vehicle’s computer may be smart enough to tell the driver that something seems wrong and just need a simple checkup. Other times it can be more serious, and you need to get new brakes.
Squealing, Squeaking Noises
Are you experiencing loud metal screeching that suddenly disappears when you apply your brakes? Then it may be time for new brake pads.
Grinding Sound when Brakes Applied
If your brake pedal feels a little off you may have a rock in the caliper unit, but this may be an indicator that you need your brakes serviced. That milling noise that you are hearing is an indicator that there is metal rubbing on metal. This rubbing can be from the shoe and the pad being in contact with the brake rotor.
Wobbling, Vibration, or Scraping when Braking
If you experience some shaking of the steering wheel when you apply your brakes, this could be an indicator that it is time to bring your car in to be serviced. There could be a number of different possibilities of why this happens.
Leaking Fluid & Spongy or Soft Brake Pedal
Like any type of machine, there is fluid built into it in some way shape, and form. The master cylinder is what houses your braking fluid for your brakes. If you pedal all of a sudden just goes down to your floorboard, you have a brake fluid leak. This can be very dangerous and needs to be serviced as soon as possible.
Burning Smell While Driving
If you consistently smell a pungent odor after repeated braking pull over because your brakes are overheating. First, check and see that you released the parking brake, then let your brakes cool down. If brake fluid continues to heat up and boil your brakes will fail and you may get into an accident.
Your Source for Brake Repair Services
Rob’s Discount Muffler has over 100 years of combined experience in automotive repair and preventative maintenance. Trust our ASE-Master Certified technician, 2 Auto Mechanics, and an Exhaust Specialist to treat you like family and make sure all your service needs are fulfilled.