Brakes | Krage’s Mobil Servicenter
Brakes are one of the most important safety features on a vehicle, and that ability to stop on a dime, as the saying goes, can save your life, and that of those around you. We want you to be as safe as possible, so getting your brakes regularly checked and serviced is an essential service that we insist you get done regularly, and with one of our qualified technicians working on your brakes you can be supremely confident that your brakes will receive the best treatment available.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
If you regularly get your brake pads and shoes replaced you should be able to avoid the worst problems that people can end up with if they neglect their brakes. Identifiable by squeaking brakes, you want to get this fixed before you hear metal grinding on metal.
Over time, as with any car part, your rotors are going to wear out, and they are going to develop cracks across their surface. When you get them resurfaced and returned to their original condition you will notice a drop in any squeaking and wobbling that you have been suffering from.
If you have been experiencing uneven breaking and have been finding yourself sliding forward even after you’ve applied your brakes, then you may have a caliper problem. The caliper houses your brake pad and is what presses on the pad against the rotor when you brake, so is obviously an essential part that needs replacing.
Problems with your brake hoses are pretty serious – they can lead to delayed braking, or in the worst case, failure of the whole braking system. They are what carries the pressurized brake fluid to the brakes from the master cylinder, and generally last a long time, only needing to be replaced when they start to wear or crack.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Many things can compromise the integrity of brake fluid – bits flake off into it, moisture gets in, and the fluid can also get old and worn out. It is integral to your stopping power and should be done every 30,000 miles, and while it may seem like a small thing it could save your life.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock brakes allow you to slow down without skidding, and also enable you to steer as you are stopping. They are a wonderful innovation, and most car’s are set up to let you know if there is an issue that needs looking at.