Most drivers don’t put too much thought into something they step on daily to work. Still, your braking system is an essential component. One that sees a lot of shoe action but not a lot of thought until something, well, breaks.
At All American Automotive, we specialize in brake repairs and services. If you’re brakes are acting strange, squealing, or stopping you with apprehension instead of your car, contact either of our Wichita teams.
The next time your brakes give you trouble, turn to the brake professionals at All American Automotive. We provide a full range of brake system services, like:
We provide our services at very competitive prices. We don't like being beat. Make sure to contact one of our Wichita, Kansas auto repair shops to learn more about our current low brake repair rates.
We’re automotive repair experts with a penchant for putting a stop to faulty brakes. You have questions, and we have answers. Give us a little bit of your time now to learn about the ever important braking system in your vehicle.
What's in a brake system?
Your braking system contains the following key components:
There’s a lot more to your braking system, including brake cylinders, drums, and shoes. Each time you hit the brake pedal, you start a process that appears to offer results immediately but involves a lot of components and processes.
How do brakes work?
It seems simple:
In reality, there's a lot going on in your vehicle after you put your foot down. After you step on your brake pedal, brake fluid releases to carry the force of your step to your brakes. You can’t create enough force to slow your tires alone, so your vehicle helps you by manipulating hydraulic force and using leverage. Your brakes then transmit the force to your tires with friction. Easy, right?
Why are my brakes squeaking?
Your metal rotors are vibrating. Common reasons include the weather (dust and humidity), type of material used in your brake pads (which touch the rotors), and age. It could always be a mouse with uncanny squeak timing as well. We can't rule this out until you visit us.
Keep in mind squeaking is often due to something simple. Bring your vehicle to one of our shops and our professionals will let you know so you can stop worrying. We can also make it so you stop hearing that squeak or squeal each time you press the pedal.
What causes brakes to wear out quickly?
Premature brake wear has multiple causes that often involve the rotors, including:
Fortunately, our team knows how to install brake components right and can easily pinpoint any of these problems if they are currently plaguing your vehicle. With proper installation of rotors, pads, calipers, and other parts, your brakes won’t wear quickly.
Remember, being able to stop your vehicle is just as important as making it go. All American Automotive is proud to have two professional brake repair shops available for customers. Get in contact with us today, and break away from your brake problems.
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