Brakes

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WHAT OUR BRAKE SERVICE IS AND WHY YOU NEED IT

Think your brakes may need service? We can help.

Our certified experts are carefully trained to carefully inspect, repair and maintain your braking system to help you stop on a dime. So you don’t have to miss a thing.

How do I know I need my brakes fixed?

  • Your brakes are continuously squeaking, squealing, or grinding
  • Your brake or anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning light comes on
  • Your car jerks or pulls to one side when braking
  • Your brake pedal feels soft or goes to the floor when pressed

ABOUT OUR BRAKES SERVICE

What’s included with our brake service?

Our specially trained and certified experts will inspect, repair, and if necessary, replace your brake system to ensure it's working efficiently and effectively. So you can get back on the road with complete confidence.

Our service includes:

  • Replacing your worn brake pads and/or brake shoes
  • Resurfacing your brake rotors or drums
  • Replacing your brake fluid as needed

Why is brake service important?

Because brakes are made of materials and components that wear down over time, they need to be inspected and repaired or replaced on a routine basis.

When brake inspections and maintenance are overlooked, it can lead to costlier repairs and replacements, as well as a dangerous inability to stop your vehicle. And no one wants to worry about that.

How often do you recommend brake service?

We recommend you have your brakes checked every 12 months or 15,000 miles, but it’s always a good idea to check your owner’s manual for your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. 

FAQS: Ask a mechanic

If your vehicle’s brake warning light comes on, you should have your vehicle inspected immediately. The warning light could illuminate for a number of reasons, including low brake fluid, worn brake pads, leaking brakes, or even a faulty sensor that may affect your antilock braking system.
Shaking may be caused by an out-of-round brake rotor or brake drum, which you might feel through the brake pedal. Another contributing factor could be a sticking brake caliper with worn out brake hardware, in which case you would feel vibrations through the steering wheel. To learn more, check out our explanation of How Brakes Work.
This symptom is usually a sign of worn down friction material, which leaves the metal backing plate contacting the rotor. When this occurs, there may be wear or score marks on your rotors. Grinding may also be caused by contamination of friction material or misaligned pads due to worn out hardware. If grinding occurs, stop by your nearest Goodyear Auto Service location for a consultation. For more information about when to have your brakes inspected, read our Signs You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked.
You can get your vehicle’s brakes repaired or replaced at most automotive shops, including your local Goodyear Auto Service location.
Brake fluid is responsible for moving hydraulic components within a braking system. It is a non-compressible fluid that allows force from your foot to apply pressure on the brakes.
Brake fluid goes from the master cylinder (connected to the brake pedal) to the caliper or wheel cylinder at the wheels.
Brake fluid is a clear liquid with a hint of yellow. If it appears dark in color, it may need to be replaced due to contamination and should be tested.
Brake pads should be replaced when there is 3 millimeters (mm) or less of friction material left, or when the wear indicator is activated.
There are many factors that may determine the longevity of brakes, including environmental factors like mountain driving, highway driving, or stop-and-go traffic. Driver habits can also be a factor; do you gradually stop at a light, or stop with more pedal force? Additionally, the quality of the brake material can also be a factor.
Antilock brake systems are designed to help prevent wheels from locking up, enabling the driver to make a controlled stop.
A brake caliper is the part of the brake system located at the wheel that applies pressure on the piston which, in turn, pushes the brake pad against the rotor to slow or stop the vehicle.

LEARN MORE

Understanding Your Brakes: How To Know When They Need Your Undivided Attention

Understanding Your Brakes: How To Know When They Need Your Undivided Attention

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6 Signs You Need To Get Your Brakes Checked

6 Signs You Need To Get Your Brakes Checked

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Brake Calipers: The Top 3 Things You Need to Know

Brake Calipers: The Top 3 Things You Need to Know

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