Expert Brake Services - BK Automotives
Brake pad replacement is the most common repair job for automotive brake systems. The reason is simple: brakes are designed to wear out. The pads rub on the brake disk to stop your car, so worn pads are the first part to check if you are experiencing any braking problems.
Assuming that you have the proper tools, the two most difficult aspects of brake pad replacement are the heavy weight of the caliper and the pistons. Without proper tools, adjusting the piston and calipers to fit over the new, thicker pads can be very difficult.
Since brake pads are only one possible problem with a brake system, there are other items to check as well. If the pads are worn thin or are cracked from heat during use, pad replacement may be necessary and the system should be inspected.
Get a brake inspection if:
- A high-pitched screeching sound when applying pressure to your brakes – This indicates that your brake pads have worn too low and they need to be replaced. Braking systems are built with this alert so that owners are aware of their need to replace brake pads.
- Reduced responsiveness or fading of the brake pedal.
- A grinding or growling when you depress the brake pedal – If you feel this, then it likely means that you have worn down your brake pads almost completely. You should cease driving immediately and bring your vehicle to us.
- Pulling to one side while decelerating or pressing down on the brake pedal
- Vibration or pulsing when decelerating when you depress the brake
- Fluid leaking from the brake hoses or the wheel & tire area.
The sooner you bring your vehicle to us, the better chance we’ll have of sparing you replacement part costs. We are equipped to perform any repairs or replacements for your brake system parts, such as brake rotor or calipers.