Brake Repair: Layton

Technician doing repair and maintenance on brake rotorIt is crucial that your vehicle is able to slow down and stop when you need it to. This is why your brake system is one of the most important components of your vehicle. If your brakes are faulty or malfunctioning, then it puts yours and everyone else’s safety on the road in jeopardy. Our incredible technicians at Master Muffler in Layton can help you get your vehicle back on the road, safely, with a functioning brake system.

How Brakes Work

Your brakes are able to slow down such a heavy object like your vehicle by turning the car’s kinetic energy into friction, which enables it to use its own weight and power to slow down. This is done with two main types of brake systems: drum brakes and disc brakes.

Disc brakes have brake pads that compress into each other when you press on the brakes, which enables you to start and stop, smoothly. Drum brakes have a wheel cylinder that is inside of a drum that is equipped with brake shoes on each wheel. The shoes are pressed against the drum to slow down whenever you use the brakes.

Signs of Brake Issues

When your brakes are having problems, there are typically several major warning signs that you should notice:
  • Grinding and Screeching: Unusual sounds when you brake are signs that the brake pads are worn away.
  • Pedal Vibrations: When your pedal or steering wheel shakes when you stop, it’s a sign that your brakes may need to be aligned or are starting to become loose.
  • Burning Smells: Burning smells can be many things in a vehicle, but are commonly signs that your brakes are overheating or the pads are wearing away.
  • Pressure Loss in Pedal: If your pedal doesn’t have enough resistance, it may mean that something is wrong with the master cylinder in your brakes.
  • Brake Light Indication: Some vehicles have a brake light indicator in the dashboard that will tell you when something is wrong with the brake system.

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Man repairing and maintaining brake rotor

Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle and they are in constant use. Utah has extreme seasonal changes, so it is imperative to make sure your brakes are always in great shape. If you aren't sure how to check your brakes, then bring them into us for a full inspection. Whether your brakes are making sounds or you're just trying to get ready for the coming seasons: We'll make sure your taken care of.

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