are extremely important as you drive around Bedford. Having good brakes
will keep you out of a lot of trouble. You'll want to carefully maintain your brakes
How do they work?
When you have disc brakes
, brake pads rub on a disc – or rotor – to slow the wheels. The brake pads are attached to a caliper that squeezes the pads against the rotor. It's kind of like how squeezing the handbrake on a bicycle pushes the brake pads against the wheel of the bike.
What are some things that can go wrong with my brakes?
If you hear squealing or grinding when you use the brakes
, have your Bedford PA service advisor check them out.
He'll have a technician
perform a thorough brake inspection
to see what needs to be done. He will check for signs of brake
problems and go over other brake components to ensure that they're working properly. He can tell you if it's time to replace the pads or if there are other issues with your brakes that should be addressed.
Some people ignore the warning signs and keep driving long after the pads are completely worn out. When that happens, metal brake components will grind on the rotor, damaging it enough that it needs to be resurfaced or replaced
Rotors can also warp or crack, in which case they'll need to be replaced
. Brake calipers also wear out over time. They can develop leaks or the caliper pistons can freeze open or closed – either way it's not good. When this happens it's time to replace the calipers
. A thorough brake inspection
will reveal worn bearings or seals as well.
The new brake pads we put on your vehicle will restore your brakes to manufacturers' specifications. Or, we can install upgraded parts to increase your stopping power and reduce brake noise and brake dust. We have several options to meet your braking requirements and your budget.
Taking care of your brakes keeps them working safely – and you could prevent premature brake repairs
down the road.