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Brake Service & Repair

Put the brakes on your brake problem.

When it comes to car maintenance and repair, making sure your brakes are in good shape should always be at the top of the list. Because they’re just too important to neglect. The good news is you can get help with all your brake service needs at any Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers location.

How do you know if your brakes need to be serviced?

If you experience any of the following, you should probably get your brakes checked out:

  • Squealing/grinding noise when applying brakes — Any loud noise when you apply the brakes is a big red flag. Grinding can also indicate a problem with your brake rotors.

  • Vibration when applying brakes — Ditto with vibrating. If your car shimmies when you apply the brakes, they need to be checked.

  • Brake pedal is soft or goes down too far — Find yourself pushing the brake pedal all the way to the floor to stop your car? Another red flag.

  • Brake pedal is very hard — Really, any change in the feel of your brake pedal, whether it gets softer or harder, is an indication you might have a problem.

  • Dash brake light is 'on' — This is what warning lights are for: to let you know something’s wrong and it needs to be fixed — ASAP!

What are brake pads?

Most braking systems are made up of two main parts: brake pads and brake rotors. When you press the brake pedal, the brake pads and rotors come together to create the friction necessary to slow or stop your car.

How long do brake pads last?

Brake pads can last up to 35,000 miles, but as with anything automotive, it’s never wise to push the envelope. Actually, if you let your brake pads wear down too far, not only will you be compromising your safety, but you could damage your rotors, which could be costly to replace. That said, being proactive about getting your brakes inspected and replacing your brake pads is a wise move.

What does a brake service include?

After inspecting your brakes, our team can install premium brake pads or shoes, resurface your rotors, re-lubricate the slides and moving parts in your brake system, and flush and fill your brake fluid. A brake service typically lasts an hour and a half, and we service all makes and models.

We provide comprehensive brake services at all our locations. Just swing by or give us a call and let us take a look. It’s why we’re here.