Your Brake Repair Experts in Topeka, KS
Car owners are generally concerned with whether their vehicles will start and go, but sometimes the brakes are taken for granted.
The fact is being able to stop your vehicle is just as important as getting it to run.
At Shorey Automotive in Topeka, KS, we’ve got all your brake service needs covered, including brake diagnostic tests and determining common brake problems, repairing and replacing brakes, and performing routine brake maintenance.
About Your Braking System
Modern vehicles have brakes on all four wheels, operated by a hydraulic system. The brakes may be disc brakes and/or drum brakes.
Generally, the front brakes play a greater part in stopping the car than the rear ones because braking throws the vehicle weight forward onto the front wheels.
For this reason, many cars have disc brakes, which are typically more efficient, on the front wheels, and drum brakes on the rear wheels.
All-disc braking systems are used on some luxury and high-performance cars, and all-drum systems are used on some older or smaller cars.
Signs of a Brake Problem
Too often, drivers let their brake pads wear all the way through before getting them replaced.
This results in metal to metal contact, which creates more friction and heat than your brakes are designed to handle.
Also, the heat can cause your brake rotors to become warped, and then they will need to be refinished or replaced as well.
To avoid more costly and extensive brake repairs than necessary, it is important to get your brakes checked regularly, and especially if you are experiencing any of the following signs of a brake problem:
- A scraping or grinding noise coming from your brakes
- Excessive vibrations when applying your brakes
- Your brake pedal feels soft or spongy when pressed
- Your vehicle pulls to one side when the brakes are applied
- Your brake fluid level is low
- The brake system warning light is illuminated
- You notice a chemical or burning smell when you apply the brakes
Bottom line—don’t drive with questionable brakes. You’re endangering yourself and your passengers, as well as other drivers on the road.
Call Shorey Automotive When You Need Brake Service in Topeka, KS
At Shorey Automotive, we strive to make brake repair and overall vehicle maintenance a pleasant experience. Please contact us if you’re due for a brake inspection, or you’re experiencing signs of a brake problem.
In addition to Topeka, we conveniently serve Hoyt, Meriden, Lawrence, Pauline, Perry, Silver Lake, Menoken, Rossville, Holton, and surrounding areas.