Car & Truck Brake Service & Repair
Englewood Brake Service
Your braking system and it’s components are crucial to keeping you and your loved ones safe while on the
road. Problems with your brakes, can be a terrible and scary experience. We recommend having your brakes inspected
twice a year for wear and damage. By doing so, you can protect yourself and your passengers, and you can save money by
catching any problems before it ends up becoming too costly.
What do we check during our brake inspection?
Brake Fluid - The brake fluid can easily become dirty or contaminated. As it draws moisture and picks up
other debris, which can cause you brake system to rust internally. Additionally, it breaks down over time from excess
heat caused by friction in the braking system. Clean brake fluid should appear clear or slightly yellow. Contaminated
or dirty brake fluid will usually be brown or sometimes even black. Keeping old and dirty brake fluid in your braking
system can damage brake systems internally. During your brake inspection at Xpertech, we check your brake fluid to
make sure it is clean and free of contamination.
Master Cylinder - The heart of your vehicle’s braking system is the master cylinder. It holds the brake fluid
when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If the master cylinder is worn or brake lines
are plugged or broken and leaking, the fluid cannot be delivered, causing the brake pads to become ruined. Xpertech
Auto Repair will make sure the master cylinder is operating in good condition.
Brake Pads/Shoes & Rotors/Drums – Your brake pads and/or shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic
materials. The rotors and drums that they press against are made of metal. The brake system creates friction to stop
the car. Over time, the brake components wear down. By letting the brake pad or shoe wear go for too long, the metal
of the calipers to which they are attached grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. When we inspect your
brakes, we will make sure your brake pads are in good condition.
Don't wait until your brakes
make funny noises, start grinding or pedal starts pulsating to have
Periodic checks of your brakes and brake components may save you
money on your next brake service.
If you’re hearing unusual
sounds when you brake or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy or
too hard, have us do a
disc brake inspection for you. We’ll tell you if there’s
something wrong and what it’ll take to get your brakes all fixed
How It Comes Together:
When you first step on the brake pedal, you are triggering the release of
brake fluid into the system of tubes and hoses, which travel to the
braking unit at each wheel. You actually push against a plunger in the
master cylinder, releasing fluid. Brake fluid can't be compressed. It
moves through the network of tubes and hoses in the exact same motion and
pressure that initiated it. When it comes to stopping a heavy steel
machine at high speed, this consistency is a good thing. The performance
of your brakes can be affected when air gets into the fluid; since air can
compress, it creates sponginess in the pedal, which disrupts consistency,
and results in bad braking efficiency. "Bleeder screws" (located at each
wheel cylinder) remove unwanted air in your system.
A car without functioning brakes is dangerous. In many cases, warning
signs will tell you if your car's brakes may need service.
Be Safe, Bring in Your Car or Light Truck and let us inspect,
maintain and service your brakes.