Rexburg and Idaho Falls Brake Repair and Service
At Oswald Service and Repair, we want our East Idaho customers to feel comfortable in their vehicle. The priority of our experts is the safety of your car on the road, and bad brakes can be scary. Give us a call at 208-522-1566 in Idaho Falls or 208-356-7777 in Idaho Falls, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Oswald Service and Repair.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
A key symptom of needed brake pad replacement are squeaky or squealing brakes. If your brake pads wear out completely, you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! We recommend that you bring your vehicle in to the experts at the first sign of any trouble.
For disc brake systems the rotors are a component that is attached to the wheels. As the brake pads clamp on the rotor, the rotor and wheels will come to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time and can also cause heat that may warp the rotors and cause a vibration when braking. Resurfacing the rotors will reshape them and make them work as good as new. Oswald Service and Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend the best course of action.
The brake caliper has an important shop in the brake system. It is what holds the brake pads and also is what clamps around the rotors. It will press the brake pads against the brake rotors when you apply the brake pedal. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking, making your car pull to one side when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Oswald Service and Repair as soon as possible.
A brake hose is a rubber tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A leak in a brake hose can cause the entire brake system, to fail. These should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Over time, brake fluid will absorb water from the air which causes the brake fluid to not work as effectively. It can also cause the brake line fluid to corrode. A brake fluid flush is recommended regularly to prevent brake line issues from occurring and to guarantee that your brakes will always work correctly when you need them. Talk to our technicians at Oswald Service and Repair about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don't lock up during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Oswald Service and Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem