Brakes

brakes-service-repairBrakes and Brake Repair

At Schulz Automotive of Reedsburg WI, we want our customers to feel safe driving their car or truck. Having reliable brakes that can safely slow or stop your vehicle is very important and you can rest assured our professionals can provide the brake service and repairs you need.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 608-524-2344, and we’ll be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about your brakes.

Here is some valuable information on brake issues and services.

Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement

Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you’ll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it’s too late and you’re ruining your rotors or drums! You should visit an experienced brake repair shop immediately if you have problems.

Resurface Rotors

In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle’s wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a “like-new” condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. We will give your rotors a thorough inspection and let you know if service or repairs are necessary.

brake-caliperCaliper Replacement

The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliber problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake.

Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Schulz Automotive in Reedsburg, as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses

A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don’t need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.

anti-lock-brakes-serviceBrake Fluid Flushes

Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Our technicians can let you know when it’s time for a brake fluid flush.

Anti-Lock Brake System

Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don’t stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control.

If your ABS light comes on, visit Schulz Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

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