Brakes are an extremely important part of every car. Each day, people press on their brake pedals dozens, if not hundreds of times and expect it to work every single time. The pedal controls the brake pads, which are important safety features responsible for stopping a car that can weigh tons.
Because of friction and the heat produced during braking, these parts tend to be one of the quickest to go. It is important to have your brakes inspected. Should you notice any problems with brakes, it is important to have them repaired immediately.
Some of the Brake Repairs & Services We Provide
- Brake diagnostic
- Bleed, fill and adjust all brakes
- Replace master cylinders
- Brake hose repair and replacement
- Caliper reconditioning
- Rotor resurfacing
- Drum resurfacing
- Parking brake repair
Brake Maintenance Services
If you hear squealing or experience grinding, grabbing or jerking while stepping on the brakes, then its probably time to have your brakes checked.
Whether you need ABS diagnosis, wheel cylinder replacements, power boosters or any brake services, our certified mechanics can quickly diagnose and repair your brakes.
Drum brakes, disc brakes, calipers and rotors, shoes and pads
Our certified mechanics can diagnose and repair brakes on any European car model
Our services are performed following your vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Each model, from Mercedes to BMW to Land Rover, may have slightly different variations in how the manufacturer wants services or repairs performed. We honor these so that you get the best possible outcome each time.
Some of the types of repairs we do include:
Replacement of hardware such as rotors, hoses, brake cylinders, calipers and drums
Resurfacing damaged drums and rotors
Cleaning and adjustment of drum and parking brakes
Fluid flush for brakes
Removal of air from brake lines
Our mechanics will perform a full inspection of your car's brake system. After this, we will recommend the appropriate course of action. There can include the following:
Brake Pad Inspection:
Brake pads are responsible for slowing the vehicle to a stop. They do this by pressing against the side of the disc or rotor.
Discs or rotors are necessary to slowing down your car, much like the brake pads. When we inspect rotors, we look for signs of warping, damage or general spots that stand out. We want to see shiny discs that have little signs of wear and tear. Resurfacing or replacement is necessary for discs that are damaged. We don't take chances with the braking system of a car. If something seems out of place, we make sure its repaired immediately.
The main issues we encounter with brake lines are corrosion, cracks or stiffening. Taking preemptive action when it comes to brake lines usually saves you more in the long run. If we notice any signs of wear here, we will immediately work towards fixing the problem.
Fluid Exchange For Brakes
Hydraulic fluid is responsible for applying pressure to brakes that slows your vehicle. Much like many other parts of the car, these components will begin to wear down over time. Air and moisture will eventually have a negative impact on the performance of this fluid.
During our inspection, we check to see whether or not brake fluids need to be replaced. Again, we strictly follow manufacturer guidelines when removing and replacing fluid for your car. German models in particular need lots of care, so we make sure that everything is done by the books.
When Do You Need Brake Service or Replacement?
Seek service or inspection if:
- If you notice that the brake pedal feels spongy
- If you press the brake pedal and it goes further than usual (or all the way to the floor)
- If you notice that your car veers to one side or another during braking (pulls right or left)
- If you hear grinding noises when braking
- If you notice unusual vibrations occur when braking
Squeaking and/or squealing brake noises may be normal. Slight noises are usually fine, but you know your car best. If you start hearing noises that are out of the normal of what you usually hear, then its best to have an inspection done
When air gets into your vehicle's fluid line, then you will need to perform a brake bleed. There are a variety of ways for air to get into the brake line, from leaks to master cylinders. You will notice a soft, almost spongy feeling when pressing on the brakes. Brake bleeding will correct this issue.
At Malone's, we stand behind all of the work we do. We offer a 2 year, 24,000 mile warranty on all our engine repairs and services. We know german auto repair. We've been doing it right for over 10 years. Come by, talk to us, and see what we can do for you.