Q-Tires Brake Repair In St.Catharines
How do you know you need new brakes?
When you drive your car, the one thing you need to rely on the most is your vehicle braking system. If things start to feel off like when you hit your brake pedal, and it pulls one way, it could mean your braking system is leaking. There may also be a puddle of fluid when parked that looks similar to oil.
It is not a good thing if you hear a metallic sound. It most likely means your brake pads have worn entirely, and you are damaging your rotor. If this is happening, get your automobile in for service right away.
If you feel a vibration in your pedal, it could mean the car needs an alignment or the brake rotors warped. Warped rotors can be caused by severe braking because of towing a heavy load or keeping brakes on going down very steep roads.
Book A Brake Inspection Today!
Brake Rotor Replacement
The brake pads press against the rotors and they should be replaced if they are worn or warped.
Front Disc Brake Repair
Your front disc brakes must be adequately maintained, as they provide your car with the most stopping power.
Rear Disc Brake Repair
Braking creates heat and friction on rear disc brakes that wear out over time. It is always best practice to have them checked and serviced regularly.
Parking Brake Adjustment
The parking brake is also known as the emergency brake and is used to lock your vehicle in a parked position. Over time the parking brake cable may stretch and need to be adjusted.
Rear Drum Brake Repair
The rear drum has a backing plate that holds brake shoes. These brakes can become unresponsive as they are used over time.
ABS Brake Repair
ABS also stands for anti-lock braking system. The anti-lock system prevents your wheel from locking and are designed to stop in the shoretest distance possible. The ABS system relies on the cars computer which should be checked along with fluid levels an seals.
Brake Pad Replacement
When your brake pads wear out you may hear a grinding or squeeling. Some newer vehicles have a indicator light to let you know it is time for them to be replaced.
Brake Line Replacement
If your brake lines start to leak they need to be replaced at once to give your truck full stopping power and full vehicle safety.
Master Cylinder Replacement
If your pedal reaches the floor at a stop light it may be a sign your brake master cylinder is faulty.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to get your brakes fixed?
Costs will vary depending on the extent of the repair being done. Q-Tires will give you a quote while offeing the best rates in Niagara.
Can I replace the brake pads and not rotors?
Yes absolutely! Certain manufactures even recommend not replacing or resurfacing rotors as long as they are the minimum thickness and are not warped.
How long can you drive with bad rotors?
Your vehicle should be serviced immediately as bad warped rotors will eventually result in brake system failure.