AAMCO of San Antonio Northwest
5960 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238
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5960 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238

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Brake Repair San Antonio

Brake Repair Technician San AntonioTxKnowing when to replace brake pads is an important skill for all drivers to have. There are two ways in which worn-down brake pads present themselves: visually and audibly.

The best way to tell if a brake pad needs to be replaced is by inspecting it visually. Brake pads that have worn down to 1/4 inch should be replaced soon if you want the car to remain safe. Brake pads under 1/8 inch thick are dangerously close to wearing through. When that happens, the calipers will damage the rotors and necessitate expensive repairs.

Another way to identify worn brake pads is by listening for unusual sounds. If you hear a squeaking noise when you apply the brakes, your pads have worn down to the wear indicator and should be replaced before long. If you hear a metal-on-metal grinding noise, then you are too late for a simple brake pad replacement. This sound generally means that the calipers are scraping away at the expensive rotors.

Brake System Service

A safe car is a car with a good braking system. To keep your car as safe as can be, you will need to have your brakes maintained regularly and inspected. AAMCO technicians will inspect your brake system, and their check will include pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hydraulic fluids, calipers, wheel cylinders, brake hardware, hoses, lines, master cylinders, and the anti-lock brake system when applicable. If you notice any signs of brake failure, take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible.

When you get an AAMCO Brake System Service:

  • A thorough inspection of your vehicles entire braking system will be performed
  • Worn pads and shoes will be replaced
  • Wheel bearings will be repacked as needed
  • Specified components will be lubricated
  • Rotors and drums will be resurfaced or replaced as needed
  • Other components may be replaced based on the findings of your inspection
  • Old brake fluid will be replaced with fresh fluid
  • The parking brake will be adjusted
  • A road test will be performed to ensure everything is operating properly
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