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Brake Repair and Replacement in Alpharetta, GA

The braking system is one of the most integral safety components of your vehicle. It is what you rely on to successfully slow down or stop your vehicle, providing a safety line on the road—as such, maintaining this system in its top shape is essential to protect your vehicle, its occupants, and others on the road. Regular brake repair and maintenance at Import Auto Repair guarantees top performance and the ultimate safety of your car.

The major components of the braking system include:

The Brake Pedal

It multiplies the force applied from the leg numerous times by mechanical leverage before transmitting it to the brake fluid. When the driver steps on the brake pedal, the brake fluid flows through the system and puts pressure on the brake pads.

Brake Master Cylinder

The brake cylinder holds the brake fluid, which it forces through the brake lines when the cylinder is activated by the brake pedal.

Brake Lines

Brake lines are made of steel. They are responsible for transporting the brake fluid from the cylinder reservoir to the wheels, ultimately stopping the vehicle.

Brake Pads

They rub against drums or rotors, creating friction that stops your car. The pads are made of rigid, durable composite materials, and as such, they can last for thousands of miles. All the same, grinding sounds when trying to stop your car are red flags for immediate brake pads replacement.

Symptoms that can indicate a brake system issue include:

  • Extra soft or spongy pedal
  • Grinding or squealing sounds when braking
  • Your car pulls to one side when braking
  • An unusual burning smell when braking
  • Your vehicle takes longer to stop
  • Brake pedal goes to the floor

As soon as you notice any of the symptoms listed above, we invite you to bring your car into Import Auto Repair for an inspection at your earliest convenience.

Brake Fluid

When you press on the brake pedal, the brake fluid transports the force created to the front and rear brakes, ultimately stopping the car. With time, the fluid gets contaminated and less effective, mostly due to the environment's moisture. In this case, brake fluid flush becomes vital in replacing the old, dirty brake fluid with a fresh, clean, and effective one. At Import Auto Repair, we recommend that you include this practice in your vehicle's maintenance routine and ensure it is done every twice a year.

If you need brake repair in Alpharetta, GA, bring your vehicle to the experts here at Import Auto Repair today! Give us a call or schedule your next visit using our online appointment form.

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