Roger's Automotive Service - Zion, Illinois
Roger's Automotive Service - Zion, Illinois

Brake Service

 

Brake inspections are a compelling reason in keeping your loved ones safe and sound as they travel. If you’ve ever had any issues with your brakes, you know it can be a very harrowing experience. Let us inspect your brakes twice a year. Doing so will keep your loved ones safe and you repairs bills down by catching any issues before they become too costly.

What does a brake inspection entail?

The master cylinder is the heart of your vehicle’s braking system. It holds the brake fluid when it’s not being delivered to your brakes thru the brake lines. Any leak of fluid from the master cylinder is usually due to the cylinder being worn, the brake lines being plugged or broken. When this occurs the fluid can’t be delivered, which aids in the brake pads becoming ruined.

Roger’s Service will make certain that the master cylinder is in good description as this is one of the most important things to check in your brake inspection. Another important thing to inspect is the brake fluid to be sure it is clean. The brake fluid itself often becomes dirty. It can also break down from excessive heat. Your brake fluid should appear either slightly yellow or clear, while dirty brake fluid is either black or brown.

Brake lines actually connect the master cylinder through a combination valve which combines the metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied at the same time. A malfunctioning combination valve can cause the wheels to lock up. Roger’s will make sure your vehicle’s combination valve is working properly.

Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials while the disk rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely. This can lead to letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders, to which they are attached, grind against the rotors and drums thereby damaging them. This can be a costly repair that can be avoided with the proper maintenance.

When Roger’s inspect your brakes, we will make sure your brake pads are in good condition.

Make an appointment today to get your brakes inspected. Call us at (847) 872-2707