The power brake system provides you with the breaking power you need to stop safely. If you have a problem with your brake pedal, it’s usually a problem with the fluid leaking somewhere along the line. It could be a hole or an internal leak in the cylinder. Lose enough fluid and you won’t be able to stop at all! If you notice any decrease in stopping power, or if your pedal seems mushy, it could be a problem with your power brakes.
Also, replacing brake fluid prevents corrosion damage to your braking system. Make sure you use the correct type of brake fluid for your car. The wrong type of brake fluid could cause a total breakdown of the power brake system, so ask our technicians to help you get the right type of fluid for your vehicle.
Some vehicles have disc brakes on the front, and drum brakes on the rear. Drum brakes are essential to your safety, and a thorough brake inspection will uncover any maintenance or repair issues that need to be addressed to keep you stopping safely. If you are hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your pedal is too hard to push or has a mushy feel, bring your vehicle in for a brake inspection right away.
A break inspection will find problems early on, like break components, or if it’s time to replace the shoes. Some people ignore the warning signs and keep driving long after the shoes are completely worn out. When that happens, metal brake components will grind against the drum, damaging it enough that it’ll need to be replaced.
With disc brakes, brakes pad rub on a disc to slow the wheels, so it’s normal that they wear out eventually. Replacing pads is a straightforward repair, so if you’re hearing unusual sounds when you brake, or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy or too hard, bring your vehicle in to your local NAPA AUTOPRO service centre and let us perform a disc brake inspection for you. Your technician can inspect all the brake components and tell you if it’s time to replace the pads, the disc or any other component.
That’s important because if you have worn out pads, metal brake components can grind on the rotors, damaging it enough that it needs to be resurfaced or replaced. Regular disc inspections keep your brakes working safely, on top of helping you avoid costly brake component repairs in the future.