With locations in Athens, Madison and Huntsville, Alabama, we are your number one source for quality and affordable brakes.
Your brake system is the most important safety feature on your vehicle. It is a hydraulic system that starts when your foot hits pedal and ends when your vehicle safely slows or stops. Since properly functioning brakes are vital to safe driving, it is essential that you pay attention to brake problem symptoms.
Symptoms indicating your brakes may need service:
- Brake warning light illuminated
- Grinding or squealing
- Loss of brake pedal - goes further to the floor than normal or feels spongy
- Shaking or pulsating while braking
- Emergency brake has low or no resistance
Our expert technicians will:
- Inspect hardware and components
- Replace any failed brake system component
- If needed replace worn brake pads or shoes with new, Original Equipment or higher quality replacements
- Resurface or replace rotors as needed
- Flush system with new fluid
It is imperative not to wait if you suspect problems with the brakes on your vehicle. We will provide a thorough inspection of your brake system, perform any necessary services, and have you safely back on the road in no time. Contact us today at any of our three locations in Huntsville, Madison and Athens, Alabama to set an appointment.
How do vehicle braking systems work?
Power brake systems work by pushing hydraulic fluid though a series of lines with the vehicle's engine assistance. These lines attach to components at each wheel that use the hydraulic expansion to push a friction material against a moving surface and slow it down.
There are two standard types of brake systems in today's vehicles - drum brakes and disc brakes. Drum brake systems incorporate brake shoes that push out against a spinning brake drum that is attached to the wheel. This action slows the car by means of friction. More common are disc brakes, which incorporate the use of brake pads to squeeze a spinning disc rotor that is attached to the wheel.
Since both systems function by creating friction and heat, brake parts are subject to a great deal of wear. Our professionals have the experience and knowledge to evaluate the degree of wear and determine whether replacement is necessary.