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Brake Repair in Escondido, CA

 

All that stop and go traffic on the 5 or the sudden stops along the 15 make properly working brakes absolutely crucial. A poor braking system can stop you from having the control over your vehicle that you need in order to drive safely. Making sure that you have strong brakes is key to ensuring the long term durability of your vehicle.

The Braking Process:

 

By simply pushing on the brake pedal you are able to stop your car. We wish it was that simple. The truth is that when your foot pushes the brake pedal you are utilizing a hydraulic, electric, vacuum, and mechanical system to thankfully stop the car. The brake pedal causes brake fluid to move to the individual brakes at each wheel and actuate that wheel’s brake. The brakes press a friction material (brake pad or brake shoe) against a rotating surface that causes the wheel to slow down or stop.

What are some signs you need Brake repair?

  • Your steering wheel shakes when you hit the brakes
  • You have to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor before the car stops.
  • Your brakes are squealing or squeaking.
  • The sterring wheel pulls left or right when you push the brake pedal
  • You have a brake light on in the dash or a warning center message for the brake system.

Your destination for brake repair in Escondido

At Escondido Auto Pros, we’re committed to making sure that your brakes get the attention that they need. Our ASE-certified technicians take professionalism to the next level by offering courteous and knowledgeable service to all of our customers. Continually striving to master every aspect of automotive care, we follow Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines for your vehicle’s braking system to assure safe, smooth driving.

Honesty you can trust

We want to be known for our company’s honesty. We believe that you should get honest auto care from your technicians. We’re never going to mislead you or withhold information about your repair. We’ll let you know all of your brake repair options after inspection, and we’ll let you know how to maintain your vehicle after the repair has been completed. You should be in complete control of your repair, and we want to give you that power..

High quality OEM and aftermarket Brake parts

From brake pads to brake lines, we want all of our customers to get long lasting repairs. That’s why we provide high quality OEM and aftermarket brake parts to our customers in every brake repair.

We offer the following Brake Repairs:

  • Disc Brakes Repair
  • Disc brake rotors and pads
  • Calipers and hardware
  • Drum Brake Repairs
  • Brake drums and shoes
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Return springs
  • Hydraulic System repairs
  • Master cylinder
  • Brake fluid and hoses
  • Power booster
  • Parking brake cable adjustment

 

Our expert brake technicians offer brake repair services on the following vehicle makes:

Honda 

Acura

Toyota

Lexus

Scion

Ford

Chevy

GMC

Saturn

Buick

Jeep

Volvo

Range Rover

BMW

Audi

Nissan

Infiniti

Prius

 

European Brake Replacement:

European vehicles often have more aggressive brake lining material on the brake pads. The more aggressive linking causes the brake rotors or discs to wear as the brake pads wear down. Vehicles such as Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen normally require brake rotor and pad replacement during every brake service. This adds to the cost of the brake repair so don’t be alarmed if you were told that your brake pads and rotors must be replaced. If you are unsure about a quote for a brake service or repair then contact us for a brake inspection today and we will perform a color digital brake inspection with pictures to ensure the complete condition of your braking system is know. Come see us today for the following European Brake Services in Escondido:

  • BMW Brake Repair and brake pad replacement
  • Audi Brake Repair and brake pad replacement
  • VW Brake Repair and brake pad replacement
  • Brake Fluid Flush or Brake Fluid Service

What parts make up the brake system?:

Disc Brakes:

  • Brake Rotors and Brake Pads – These are where all of the friction and stopping force is generated and thus they wear out over time and must be replaced. 
  • Brake Calipers and Brake Hoses – Your brake calipers are what squeeze the brake pads against the brake rotors. The brake calipers move when you turn your steering wheels and when you push the brake pedal, so the brake hoses must be flexible to allow this movement. Replacing brake hoses is common when they become cracked or if one brake caliper is wearing out the brake pads faster than the other.
  • Drum Brakes:
  • Brake shoes – Old school banana shaped friction devices that press against the brake drums
  • Brake Drums- The round rotating braking surfaces that the wheel bolts to on older cars and some rear brakes.
  • Wheel cylinders – These are the actuators for rear brakes on most vehicles with drum brakes
  • Return springs – These are what pulls the brake shoes back into their resting position when you release the brake pedal.

Parking Brake:

  • Parking Brake Cables – Cables often become seized due to lack of use. 

Hydraulic System:

  • Master cylinder – The master cylinder is a fluid pump that is connected to the brake pedal. When you push the brake pedal you cause the master cylinder to pump fluid to the wheels. 
  • Brake fluid and hoses – The blood and arteries of the braking system. 
  • Power booster – Have you ever tried to push the brake pedal with the engine off? Its hard. The vacuum brake booster or power booster assists your foot when pressing the brake pedal when the engine is running. 

Brakes have advanced quite a bit over the past 100 years but there is still two things in common for all braking systems: Hydraulics (brake fluid, master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders) and Friction Materials – brake pads and brake shoes. These are the fundamental basics for all braking systems and no matter how advanced modern brakes are they all have hydraulics and friction parts.

Hydraulics

Master Cylinder:

This is the pump for the brake fluid.  Pushing on the brake pedal causes it to push fluid to each wheel’s brake and stop your car. 

Brake Lines and Hoses:

Brake lines hoses deliver pressurized brake fluid to the braking unit(s) at each wheel.

Wheel Cylinders and Calipers:

Wheel Cylinders surrounded by two rubber-sealed pistons connect the piston with the brake shoe. Push the brakes and the pistons stop and the shoes pushes into the drum. Calipers squeeze brake pads onto the rotor to stop your car. Both components apply pressure to friction materials.

Friction Materials

Disc Brake Pads and Drum Brake Shoes:

A disc brake uses fluid (released by the master cylinder) to force pressure into a caliper, where it presses against a piston. The piston then squeezes two brake pads against the rotor, forcing it to stop. Brake shoes consist of a steel shoe with friction material bonded to it.

Drum brakes while not as technologically advanced as disc brakes still provide major benefits in braking due to the ability to make drum brakes very large without regard to wheel size. Drum brakes do however require maintenance as the brake shoes wear and brake dust accumulates. Cleaning and adjusting drum brakes will restore the brake pedal feel and braking response.

See why our customers love us

We invite you to experience the Escondido Auto Pros advantage for your Brake repairs.

“Quality service, knowledgeable service advisors and managers. They will explain the extent of the repair and answer honestly and truthfully which is hard to find!”

Sophia

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