Troubleshooting Anti-Lock Brakes

Brake diagram on how they work

Troubleshooting Anti-Lock Brakes

The brakes on your vehicle work hard every time you drive. When you slow down in traffic, stop at a red light, or must maneuver a quick hard stop because of an obstruction in the road your brakes are at work. Over time the use of your brakes causes normal wear and tear, which can render them ineffective or useless. It’s important to have regular maintenance performed on your braking system to keep it in tip top shape, and provide safe driving conditions for you and your family.

What Makes a Brake

The brake system in your vehicle is comprised of a disc, also called a rotor, a caliper, and the brake pad. From inside the car, it seems like all that happens is a push on the brake pedal, and the vehicle stops. But inside the car, this depressed pedal sends brake fluid through the brake lines as a piston moves in the master cylinder. As pistons in the caliper are initiated, the brake shoe pushes against the rotor, causing friction on the brake drum. Essentially, this pressure caused by your brake pad on the drum will slow the roll of your vehicle, and eventually cause it to stop.

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Price Points to Ponder

Unfortunately, the friction of your brakes causes your brake pads to wear down over time, and they will need to be replaced time and time again. This is a normal part of the preventative maintenance routine you should include with your braking system.

Of course, this means spending some money to keep your vehicle in working order and get you home safely every day. You might ask “So how much money and I looking at spending on the brake repair? That can vary on the car or if you want to upgrade to more performance parts, it will also matter if you neglect to get your brakes checked regularly, your rotors may be worn down and they will also have to be replaced, which will add to the cost.


Brake Job Mechanic Near Me?

If you have to ask this question, then Wrench and Ratchet in Garden City have you covered.  We can take care of your brake job and get you back on the road with a fresh pair of brake pads and we will also include a complimentary safety inspection to make sure there aren’t any other problems that might come up in the near future.  Call us at 208-345-0011 and make an appointment.

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