Brake Repair in Colorado
There is no greater safety feature on your vehicle than your brakes. That is why it is so important to keep your vehicle's brakes well-maintained and repaired whenever necessary. Here at EAS Tire & Auto, our expertly trained technicians can identify components in your brake system that are not operating correctly and provide knowledgeable guidance when it comes time for maintenance, replacement, or brake repair in Colorado.
We offer complete brake services and inspections to address any issues you may discover with your brakes. The most common signs that your car, truck, or SUV is having brake problems include:
- An Illuminated Dashboard Brake Light Indicator: When the brake light indicator on your dashboard activates, that is an alert of a potential problem or a reminder that your brakes need servicing. For vehicles with a parking brake, this light will turn off when the parking brake is disengaged.
- High-pitched Brake Noises: Any squeaking or squealing noise that occurs when applying the brakes should be checked. It may just be debris lodged in the brake, which can easily be removed. However, it may be the brake pad indicators noting that it's time for them to be replaced.
- Grinding Noises: This noise is the result of brake components scraping on metal points, regardless of whether you have disc or drum brakes. This is a sign that your vehicle may need immediate brake repair in Colorado.
- Excessive Pedal and Chassis Vibration: When the vehicle experiences shaking or vibration when applying the brakes, this could be evidence that your brake rotor is uneven. The brake rotor is a large disc inside the wheels that helps stop them from turning when brake pads press against them. Over time, these rotors can become uneven and force the pads and rotor to work harder to stop the vehicle. Rotors can be evened out or smoothed to help them properly align with brake pads. Rotors will have to be replaced if they are too worn.
- Brake Fluid Leaks: Brake fluid creates hydraulic pressure against the brake caliper, which is necessary to stop safely. Your brake fluid level should be checked regularly to ensure it is maintained. If you notice fluid leaking onto your garage floor or driveway, have the system checked as soon as possible.
- Soft Brakes: Your brake pedal should offer some resistance when your foot presses on it. If, instead, the pedal seems soft or pushes into the vehicle's floor, this could be a sign that the brake system has air or moisture in it, or there could be a problem with the brake's master cylinder.
- Vehicle Pulls in a Certain Direction: If your car pulls to one side when applying the brakes, this could be a sign of a problem with a caliper or a brake hose. It may be a sign that one brake is not working correctly. It is essential to have your brakes inspected regularly so that these issues can be identified early.
- Foul Odors: If you smell a chemical or burning odor, this could be evidence of overheated brakes. This is a serious sign, and you should stop operating the vehicle immediately—pull over and allow the brakes to cool. If smoke is coming from a wheel, this could be a sign that the caliper is locked. The vehicle is not safe to drive, and you should seek out brake repair in Colorado immediately.
Brake Services and Inspections
At EAS Tire & Auto, our expert mechanics perform regular inspections of your brakes, including visual inspection of the brake components and fluid levels in the reservoir.
They can identify any issues and offer guidance about any necessary work that should be performed, including disc brake repairs, drum brake assemblies, and replacing any other components.
It is recommended that you have your brake system inspected at least annually or when you have your tires rotated, whichever comes sooner. Of course, if you notice any of the above-noted problems or symptoms with your brakes, we will inspect your system immediately to ensure the brakes are operating correctly.
Brake services for your vehicle may include:
- Brake pad replacement
- Brake caliper replacement
- Flushing old brake fluid and adding new fluid
- Resurfacing warped brake rotors
- Adjustments in the braking mechanism
- And more!
Brake parts go beyond pads and drums.
Most people are aware of brake pads, sometimes known as shoes, and some may even know about rotors. But there are more parts to your brakes than that. These parts play a critical role in your vehicle's brake system, including the calipers, pistons, boots, seals, and bushings. Grit on pistons can impact how your brake pads engage when you press down on the pedal. The heat generated from the piston's action can deteriorate the rubber seals in the brake assembly, which can cause a leak that results in brake failure over time.
Schedule an Appointment for Brake Repair in Colorado Today!
It's not enough to check the brake pads and drums. You can be sure that at EAS Tire & Auto, we will conduct a thorough inspection of all of your brake systems to identify any issues that must be addressed. So, if you need top-notch brake repair in Colorado, call us today at a location near you or schedule your appointment online.