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Brake pad and rotor replacement
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Brake booster service and replacement
Rear drum brake service
Brake line and hose replacement
Parking brake repair
Brake Failure Warning Signs
If your brakes exhibit any of the following symptoms you should have them inspected.
Grinding - normally from worn out pads or shoes - needs immediate service
Pulling - if your car pulls to one side while braking, it's often a caliper problem
Dragging brakes - if a wheel is getting hot or seems like engine power loss
Squeal - while some brake noise can be normal it can also indicate a problem
Hard pedal - pedal is harder to push than normal - indicator of brake booster failure
Low pedal - if pedal sinks to floor - indication of master cylinder failure
Spongy pedal - indication of air in brake lines
Pulsating brakes - possible warped rotor, excessive runout
Brake warning light - can be serious loss in hydraulic pressure, emergency brake on
Proper brake bed-in instructions:
1: After installing new brake
pads, make 6 to 10 stops from
approximately 30-35 mph
applying moderate pressure.
2: Make an additional 2 to 3 hard
stops from approximately 40 to
3: DO NOT DRAG BRAKES!
4: Allow 15 minutes for brake
system to cool down.
After step 4 your new pads are
ready for use.
The Brake Doctor