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Brake Repair Service for Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Generally all elements of the brake system of your motor vehicle are made to keep working for an extended period of time, however it is often suggested to check your brakes frequently and replace brake pads, rotors, line and fluid if necessary. To appreciate the importance of the braking system why don’t we quickly review how it works.

Whenever you press the brake pedal in your car, it activates the main brake cylinder. The piston inside the cylinder generates the pressure within the brake lines which are fastened to each individual wheel. Then the brake fluid under pressure engages each individual wheel cylinder, which then presses brake pads to the rotors. This enables each of the wheels stop their rotation which successively causes the entire car or truck to cease going. However, after a certain interval of usage there arrives a moment when the brake pads end up dangerously thin, which you can identify by screeching or squealing sounds while braking. If not addressed, the pad might harm brake rotor which will require its replacement since even if you put in completely new pads, they will most likely need substitute once again following a several months of driving a vehicle. In general the replacement of the brake rotors quite often is not necessary, you may get away with just simply resurfacing all of them. Actually, you should do the sanding and resurfacing of one’s brake pads every now and then regardless. This is going to keep their surface nice and equal and in turn each of your current pads and rotors will last much longer. You can typically tell that the rotor is warped by pulsating brake pedal.

Here are other symptoms that may indicate that your car needs its brakes repaired:

  • low brake pedal
  • spongy or soft brake pedal
  • pedal traveling too far when you apply the brakes or sinks to the floor
  • scraping metal-to-metal noises when braking
  • car drags or pulls to one side when braking

If you notice any of the above, you should pay a visit to Accurate Tune Plus as soon as possible.