Brake Repair and Service in Englewood
Take a moment to consider the incredible invention of brakes, without them we would all still be stopping the momentum of our cars with our feet like the Flintstones. Brakes are undoubtedly one of the most vital systems in any vehicle on the road today, allowing us to stop at a moment's notice in case of an emergency. It is a good idea to get regular brake checks to makes sure that your vehicle's brakes are up to par, as brakes are one of the components on a vehicle that is designed to wear out with use. A quality set of rotors and pads will keep you and your family safe on the road.
Brakes basically stop the kinetic energy that your car produces while in motion. When you hit your brake pedal, a lever pushes down on a piston on the master cylinder. Then the brake pad clamps down on the brake disc (rotor), creating enough friction to slow the car down. The friction and heat of stopping thousands of pounds within seconds causes the brake pads to wear down and the rotors to warp over time.
Signs You Need a Brake Inspection
- Screeching or squealing noise when brakes are applied
- Grinding or if it feels "metal on metal"
- Sinking of the brake pedal
- Brakes are not as responsive as they used to be
- Pulling to one side or the other while braking
- Vibrating or shaking
Did You Know?
When you push on the brakes, you are commanding a stopping force that is 10 times as powerful as the force that actually puts the car into motion. Your vehicle's braking system can exert as much as 1,000 pounds of hydraulic pressure on each of the four brakes.
What Should I Do?
If you notice any of the above problems, bring your vehicle into K-Motion where our expert technicians will inspect your entire braking system to make sure your vehicle is safe for the road. Proper brake maintenance is something that is often overlooked. However, if there is one thing you shouldn't skimp on your vehicle it is keeping the brakes perfectly calibrated and in excellent condition. Maintaining your brakes could mean the difference between your safety and a collision. We have been expertly serving Englewood and South Denver for 25 years so you can be sure at K-Motion we have your brake safety covered.