Knowing you can safely stop at a short distance is vital to safety on the road. Your brakes are one of the most essential and critical safety features on your vehicle.
Braking systems made up of a series of mechanical parts and sensors on modern cars, each piece plays an important role, and all work together to ensure sufficient stopping power.
You are most likely familiar with some of the parts of your braking system. There are several components, such as a brake pedal, and lesser-known parts such as the master cylinder, brake lines, fluid, pads, rotors, or drums. Older vehicles came with drum brakes; however, these days, vehicles are equipped with rotors, which reduces stress and stopping distance. All of these parts within your braking system work together as a team. They are activated by the brake pedal to slow or stop your vehicle. Driving a car with bad brakes can be a harrowing white-knuckle experience, especially when driving on our freeway system.
Over time, parts wear down and need service or replacement. Replaceable brake pads are cost-effective when serviced and cared for regularly. These pads are made up of a variety of different materials depending on the brand, such as ceramic, organic, or semi-metallic composite that causes friction to slow your car. Each time you depress your brake, these pads wear down, so be careful not to ride your brakes if you can. If these replaceable pads wear down too far, repairs can get costly; the metal housing can become compromised from heating up. The friction of rubbing metal to metal on the rotors or drums can warp additional parts, causing the need to replace them. Your auto mechanics here at CARSTAR Robert’s Collision and Repair are highly trained and can be trusted to inspect and ensure quality parts are correctly installed and are in top condition before you get back out on the road.
Our team of experts at Robert’s Collision & Repair in Monterey will always put you first. Are experts in braking systems and offer top-notch service and speedy turnaround times. We have state-of-the-art mechanical and technical skills and equipment to care for your vehicle under the hood, as well as what it takes to make it look great for years to come. Whether you need a detailing service, auto bodywork, or auto service or repair, make your appointment with Robert’s Collision & Repair today! See you soon!