How to Determine It's Time for Brake Service
Bad Brakes: Not Worth the Risk
Some things in life can wait. Others shouldn't. Driving with bad brakes is not worth the risk when it comes to your vehicle. Brake failure can cause a crash that takes your life or that of another motorist. Knowing that safety is on the line, count on the professional technicians at TRUE Automotive in Lawrenceville, Georgia, for brake repair. We've been in business since 2013, giving us years of experience that your neighbors have come to rely upon.
It's Time for Brake Repair
Optimally, you should have us inspect your brakes at least once per year or as suggested by the automaker in your owner's manual. However, there are signs that let you know it's time for brake repair regardless of timing that coincides with the calendar or odometer. You may begin to hear a squealing sound as you apply brakes. Most often, that indicates that the brake pads have worn thin and require changing. Standard brake pads are made of metal. They're quite durable, taking the brunt of the stopping load during every trip. Even so, they won't last forever and need changing periodically. Another signal for service can be a burning scent. This may point to forgetfulness. Someone may have accidentally left the parking brake engaged. However, it can also be caused by a stuck brake caliper. If your vehicle wobbles or shakes each time you brake, have us take a look at your brake rotors. These large metal discs at each wheel can warp when overheated. Once the smooth surface is marred, your car may shimmy instead of gliding to a stop. Your auto may also pull to one side if there's an issue with the braking system. We'll need to check to see if this or something else is the underlying cause. A spongy brake pedal should concern you, too, as your vehicle may lack brake fluid and/or have a bad master cylinder. Finally, if you realize that your vehicle generally takes longer to stop than before, make an appointment to have us check it.
Your Personal Brake Shop
When your European or Japanese import needs brake repair, bring it to us to ensure prompt, proper service. We've built a reputation for great auto care and outstanding customer service. Whether your brakes are stock or upgraded to ceramic for your high-performance transportation, our experienced mechanics know exactly what your car needs. What's more, we stand behind our work with a warranty. Your safety is paramount. Therefore, at the first sign of trouble or as a good preventive practice, bring your vehicle to TRUE Automotive in Lawrenceville, Georgia, for brake repair.