Houston Auto Brake Repair
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Houston auto brake repair specialists. We offer quality guaranteed auto brake repair for all cars, trucks, SUVs vans and motor homes. No matter the make and model of your vehicle, we fix the brakes cheap. Call us today at 281-661-8180 and let us save you money. We use quality OEM and factory approved brake pads for all guaranteed repairs.
Our Houston Auto Brake Repair Service
- We use only quality OEM and factory approved brake pads designed for your vehicle
- We guarantee all auto brake repair and service we perform
- We are Houston auto brake repair specialists – our prices are the lowest you will find
- No appointment necessary – Just call us at 281-661-8180
- We repair or replace all brakes – cars, trucks, SUVs, vans and motor homes
- Most jobs completed while you wait.
- We provide air conditioned waiting area with free Wi-Fi and Cable TV
- You won’t get a better deal! Guaranteed. Call us today.
Common Signs of Brake Failure?
- Poor braking performance (hard to stop the car)
- Squealing or grinding noises during braking
- Pulling to one side or “grabbing”
- Loss of brake pedal
- Pulsation of the brake pedal during braking
- Clicking noises during braking
- Excessive drag during acceleration (“Anchors Away” Syndrome)
- ABS light warning for antilock brakes
Check your brakes every six months to avoid unpleasant surprises. You can prevent high dollar brake work by simply keeping a watchful eye (and ear!) on your brake performance.
Let’s take a look at these warning signs in more detail.
Poor braking performance can occur for a few reasons including the following…
1. Crystallized brake pads and/or shoes
The brakes have become hardened from heat and are no longer effective at grabbing and stopping the rotation of the brake drum or rotor. This condition usually occurs after the brakes have been overused, either because of excessive panic stops or “riding the brake.” The braking material must be soft enough to wear and grab hold of the drum or rotor to stop the car. Excessive overheating hardens the braking material and consequently, the brakes become ineffective. Our auto brake experts at Houston auto brake repair can fix this. Call us now at 281-661-8180.
2. Oil or grease soaked brakes can affect braking
Oil from the rear differential or front transaxle can get on the brakes from a failed oil seal. Grease from a failed rubber boot on a front end component (such as a ball joint or tie rod) can find its way onto the brakes and cause this symptom as well.
3. Loss of power
Loss of power assist from the power brake booster is another cause of poor braking performance. It can occur due to a loss of engine vacuum or deterioration of the vacuum brake booster diaphragm.
4. “Hot Spots”
“Hot Spots” on the brake drums or rotors are hardened spots in the metal makeup of the drum or rotor that form due to excessive overheating of the brakes. They resist the natural wear of the friction material (brake pads and shoes) that must take place during the braking process, consequently causing loss of braking power. Come into our Houston auto repair shop in the Galleria area and we will check your brakes, free.
5. Squealing or grinding noises when braking
This is usually an indication of worn or glazed brake pads. The squealing noise comes from wear indicators, which come in contact with the brake rotor when the brake pads are worn to the point of needing replacement. This design “tells” you that it’s time to check the brakes. Unfortunately, most people wait until they hear the grinding, which means that the brakes have ground through the wear indicators and into the rotors. If you hear squealing, get your brakes checked! Waiting for the grinding noise will cost you money! There are no wear indicators on the rear brakes. Have them checked every six months or when you have the tires rotated, NOT when you hear the grinding! Come into our Houston auto repair shop in the Galleria area and we will check your brakes, free. Call us at 281-661-8180.
6. Pulling or Grabbing to One Side
This can happen for a number of reasons. Pulling can occur from misadjustment of the brakes, a frozen brake, brake fluid leakage, frozen emergency brake cables, or oil/grease leakage on the brake shoes or pads.
7. Loss of Brake Pedal
This condition is usually the result of brake fluid leakage due to failure of a brake hose or a rusted metal brake line, a worn wheel cylinder or brake caliper, or a worn master cylinder. A simple “once over” of the system will usually reveal the problem.
8. Pulsation of the Brake Pedal
The cause of this condition is simply heat and wear. Heat and mechanical wear thin out the brake rotor or drum which causes warping. This warping translates into a pulsation (up and down motion) of the brake pedal while applying the brakes. Make sure you have the brakes checked for wear if they are pulsating, because they are usually worn beyond their serviceable life when they get to this point, and replacement would be recommended. Come into our Houston auto repair shop in the Galleria area and we will check your brakes, free.
9. Clicking Noises During Braking
This has been a problem ever since disc brakes came on the scene. The disc brake pads are held in place by pressure from the caliper against the brake rotor. It’s somewhat of a loose fit. The factory installs “anti-rattle” devices to stop movement of the brake pads, which will stop the clicking noise. These devices are made of spring steel. Over time they become brittle and break, allowing the brake pad to ride loosely in its seat, causing rattling and/or clicking during braking.
10. Excessive Drag During Acceleration
Ever feel like someone “threw out the anchor” during acceleration? It may be that the emergency brake cables are frozen due to rust buildup and are not releasing. A simple way to avoid this is to use your emergency brake!
11. ABS Warning Light
Many cars with antilock brakes experience an ABS light warning. In this case, have the wiring harnesses and electrical plugs leading to the wheel speed sensors checked for wear and corrosion. These electrical components are subjected to environmental conditions. Consequently, they suffer wear from exposure and might need replacement or repair.
If you are not sure your brakes are still in good condition, come into our Houston Auto Repair Shop or call us at 281-661-8180 and we will check it for you, free.