Brake Repair in Pflugerville, Texas
Dave’s Ultimate Automotive—The Neighborly Brake Shop
Don’t Become a Statistic
In terms of percentages, a relatively low number of crashes are caused by mechanical brake failure. However, when many cars are on the road in the United States, there are at least 300,000 wrecks per year attributable to bad brakes. When an accident involves you, your family, and your car, do those numbers even matter? Nobody wants to become a part of that statistic. Prevention is easy when you entrust your brakes to the ASE-certified technicians at Dave’s Ultimate Automotive located at 900 Pecan St W, Pflugerville, TX 78660 in Pflugerville, Texas.Before your automobile reaches the condition that makes you part of the estimated annual numbers, call us at 512-989-3283 or schedule a visit online for brake repair.
Know Your Brakes, Know Your Warning Signs
Although most drivers take for granted the process of braking–press the pedal, and the car stops–this system operates because of scientific principles. Depressing the brake pedal inside the passenger cabin moves a level and piston to compress brake fluid. The fluid is forced through the brake lines to additional cylinders at each wheel. As hydraulic pressure increases, brake calipers move their attached metal pads against the rotor (disc) on disc braking outfits. If the automobile has drum brakes, fluid force pushes metal brake shoes against a drum turning inside each wheel. Older cars and the back wheels of some newer ones typically have drum brakes. Newer transportation usually has disc brakes, at least on the front wheels. In either case, the friction created when metal contacts metal decreases motion and eventually stops the vehicle. So how will you know if something has gone wrong that might disrupt the braking process? In addition to obtaining routine brake checks and maintenance, watch for the tell-tale signs of brake trouble. These include odd sounds such as grinding, squealing, or squeaking when you brake. Also, you might notice your steering wheel vibrating during braking. While it could be the manifestation of another problem, pulling to one side may also indicate brake trouble. Finally, bring your car in for brake repair immediately if you begin noticing a spongy or soft feeling when you touch the pedal.
A Great Protection Plan
Bringing your vehicle to the attention of the experienced technicians at Dave’s Ultimate Automotive for brake repair is a great protection plan. First, it protects you from the potentially disastrous consequences of brake failure. Also, you’re protected with our generous warranty. Finally, we help you protect your wallet. Timely repairs prevent more expensive problems, and we offer discounts on our Specials page. Whether you’re ready for preventive maintenance or already suspect a problem, give us a call at 512-989-3283 to schedule a brake repair visit.