Brake Repair in Gaithersburg, MD

brake-repair-Gaithersburg-MDMost drivers tend to be concerned with whether or not their car will start and or how fast it can go. These are valid expectations but what is equally if not more important is how well your vehicle can come to a safe and complete stop. This function of your vehicle depends on the condition of your braking system. Having your brakes inspected on a regular basis is one the best ways to ensure that they are ready when you need them.

Brake Inspection in Gaithersburg, MD

Here at Winkler Automotive we can often times perform a quick visual inspection on your brakes and give you a better idea as to how long you can expect your current brake pads to last. This is important to know because your brakes are one the most if not the most crucial safety feature your car, truck or SUV has to offer.

A brake inspection can range from a quick look at the current thickness of your brake pads to a complete breakdown of your brake assembly which allows more insight into all aspects of your braking system. This may also include testing your brake fluid. While you may be most familiar with brake pads, there are several components that are involved when engaging your brake system.

Your brake pads are the portion of your brakes that prevent metal to metal contact. This helps reduce friction which causes heat. This heat can cause parts in your brake assembly to become warped and fail prematurely.

Brake Change in Gaithersburg, MD

If you are not sure if your vehicle needs to have the brake pads replaced, there are several warning signs you may want to look for when bringing your vehicle to a stop. There can be excessive vibration when attempting to brake if your brake pads are completely worn through. When this occurs it is a good idea to have your brakes inspected sooner rather than later.

Another warning sign can come in the form of a high pitched squeal. This is because there can be a metal filament buried in a brake pad. As the brake pad wears down, the metal is exposed and then when you engage your brake system you will hear a high pitched whine that will tell you it is time to have your brakes inspected. Keep in mind there are several factors that can cause normal functioning brakes to squeak but let us give you the peace of mind you are looking for when you want to properly maintain your braking system.

Feel free to call in with any questions, drive on into our shop or schedule an appointment online for a day and time that is convenient for you.

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401 E Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20850 Phone: (301)258-2774