Thornhill Auto Repair

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Serving the thornhill area since 1972

Thornhill Brake repair

When it comes to the safety of your vehicle, the braking system is one of the most important areas to maintain. If you hear grinding or squealing noises when you press the brake pedal it is important to have them checked. If something were wrong, that could increase your braking distance and reduce the safety of your vehicle. An inspection would include the condition of:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake rotors
  • Condition of caliper slides and other metal contact points
  • Cleaning and adjusting brake shoes and hardware
  • Brake wear indicators

Your brakes are wear items requiring service or replacement from time to time. Generally speaking, front brakes wear out more quickly than the rear due to weight transfer to the front of vehicle when braking. We are the experts in Thornhill Brake Repair.

Vehicles, such as BMW and Mercedes have brake pad wear indicators alerting the driver by turning on a instrument panel light when the brakes have worn down to a minimum.

When the brake pedal is applied, brake fluid is compressed and pushes your pads and or shoes to bring them in contact with the rotors or drums. This hydraulic system frequently absorbs moisture like a sponge. Water boils as heat is built in the system and steam doesn't compress the same way that brake fluid does. That is why it is important to have this fluid flushed periodically.

Stay safe, be sure to keep the brake system of your car properly maintained at all times!

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