How do my brakes work?
Your foot pushes on the brake pedal to apply the brakes. The force of your foot is amplified by mechanical leverage and the brake booster. A piston then moves into the cylinder and squeezes the hydraulic fluid out of the end.
Hydraulic fluid runs through the brake lines and hoses to transmit pressure equally to all four brakes. The force creates friction between the brake pads and brake rotors to stop your vehicle. Over time, this causes the brake pad to wear down. When the brake pad is thin, it will cause squeaking. If the brakes are grinding, the rotors may be pitted or rusted. Call us today to schedule an appointment to have your brakes checked!
Why are my brakes grinding?
05/11/202159 Auto Repair
Brakes grinding is an indication that there is something wrong with the braking system. If your vehicle sits for a long time, rust will build on the brake rotors. This will cause them to make noise. If there is enough brake pad material, the technician will clean and adjust the brakes to prevent further noise.
Sometimes the technician will resurface the brake rotors to rid them of rust. If the brake rotors are scored or pitted, the brake pads and rotors will need to be replaced. Call today to
What will happen if the brake line leaks?
02/07/202259 Auto Repair
What will happen if the brake line leaks? When brake lines are leaking, the brake fluid level will drop. Brake fluid helps transfer the force and movement created when you press down the brake pedal. When the fluid gets too low, you will lose the brake pressure, and will not be able to stop the vehicle. 59 Auto Repair does not recommend driving the vehicle when the brake fluid is leaking. Eventually, the fluid will drop low enough you will not be able to stop the vehicle. A mechanic will need to
Why Is My Car Starting Slow?
02/02/202259 Auto Repair
Why is my car starting slow? A long crank is an indication that the battery may be failing on your vehicle. Extreme weather causes stress on the battery and takes more power to start the vehicle. Over time, batteries lose their ability to hold a charge. The mechanic will test the cold-cranking amps and the voltage of the battery to determine if the battery should be replaced. The battery should be tested as part of your vehicle maintenance service. Our mechanics test the batteries with every oil