Everything You Need to Know About Brakes!

Your brake system relies on a variety of connections to function successfully and safely! Properly working brakes are often something we take for granted. The folks at Merrimack Auto Center offer brake service & repair that you can trust.

If you’re curious about how your brakes function & the ins and outs of their functionalities, then this blog is for you. If your vehicle experiences any of the following symptoms, it may be time for a brake service or even brake pad replacement:

  • Brake warning light illuminated
  • Heavy grinding or squealing
  • Loss of brake pedal – goes further to the floor than normal, feels spongy or pulsates

A quick glance into how your brakes actually work:

By pressing down on the brake pedal, you activate the cylinder that delivers brake fluid to the calipers that in turn engage your brake pads. Your brake pads then apply pressure to the rotors, creating the friction that’s actually needed to stop your car. Essentially, all your brake parts work together to perform one critical and important function which is safe & precise stopping power.

What is a brake inspection?

When we say brake inspection, we take that job very seriously. We rely on technicians that can not only spot the problem but also know what it takes to get your brakes back to their original glory. When we’re finished, you’ll have total confidence knowing your ride has received a brake inspection that’s bar none.

When coming in for a brake inspection at Merrimack Auto Center, you can trust that we’ll inspect the ins & outs of your braking system. Inspection includes:

  • pads (and/or shoes)
  • calipers
  • rotors (and/or drums)
  • wheel cylinders
  • hardware
  • parking brake cables
  • hoses
  • fluid condition
  • Plus so much more!

How often should you have your brakes inspected?

A yearly checkup will not only give you peace of mind, but it can also provide the opportunity for us to spot other necessary & smaller repairs so we can help you avoid the bigger, more expensive ones in the future.

Always consult your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s brake inspection interval schedule.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, just give us a call. Our friendly staff is here to help.

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