Brake Service & Repairs

Car Brake Repair

Today, most cars use disc brakes. Your brake system applies pressure via the brake calipers, causing them to squeeze together on your disc brake. Over time the pads will begin to wear down, which means they’ll become less effective at slowing and stopping your car.

Worn pads – look between the spokes of your wheel to spot the metal brake rotor. Between the caliper and rotor, you’ll see the pad. Generally, your pads should be about a one-quarter of an inch thick or more to be OK.

Strange sound under breaking –
one of the warning signs that your brakes need servicing can come from a small indicator in your braking system that emits a high-pitched squeal when your pads need replacing

Car pulls to right or left under braking – collapsed brake hose that would cause your calipers to move unevenly when applying the brakes, or uneven brake pads,

Vibrating pedal – Generally, a vibrating brake pedal indicates warped rotors (When not performing an emergency stop)

Pedal pressure – A mushy pedal, one that goes practically to the floor before engaging the brakes, could indicate worn pads or a problem with the hydraulic system, such as air in the line, an air leak or a brake fluid leak.

Brakes that grab – one that causes the brakes to grab immediately at the slightest touch. This could indicate an unevenly worn rotor, dirty brake fluid or contamination of the fluid by moisture.

At Escondido Auto Tech, we have all of the equipment necessary to inspect your brakes and let you know your options. If you get any of the feedback signals listed above, please schedule an appointment at Escondido Auto Tech by calling us at (760)745-4454.