Common Types of Brake Repair

By Tyger Lucas

Brake Pads and Rotors

In this post we'd enjoy going over the most elementary types of brake repair and what to look

out for when your brakes have issues. You may eventually need to have your brakes serviced. Brake repair is often extraordinarily reasonable, but can get costly if brakes are not serviced on a consistent basis. The first commonest problem is the brake pads. These must be replaced periodically to prevent the lining from wearing down and causing the brake shoe to rub on the rotor causing damage and reducing brake potency. The disk rotor has a very machined surface where the brake pads contact it. Just as the brake pads wear out over the course of time the rotor also undergoes

some wear, usually in the shape of ridges and groves where the brake pad rubs against it.

Brake Fluid

Another issue that may be a problem is brake liquid most modern cars have a clear brake fluid reservoir that permits you to see your brake fluid level simply. If you notice the brake fluid is dropping in a short period of time you have to have your brakes check as fast as possible. Also brake fluid should be clear or slightly yellow if the liquid is dark or dirty it has to be flushed.

Master Cylinder

The commonest problem is an internal leak. This can cause the brake pedal to slowly sink to the floor when your foot applies steady pressure. Letting go of the pedal and instantly stepping on it again brings the pedal back to business height. If the master cylinder fails, the brake caution light on the dash will light, warning you to the difficulty.

Brakes Lines

Brake Fluid comes from the master cylinder to the wheels in tubes called the brake lines if any of the contections or tube fail they must be replaced


The caliper is what pushes the brake pads onto the rotor when you step on the brake pedal. If the calipers lock up, the brake pads will wear down to metal and then damage the rotor. Caliper pistons can also leak hydraulic liquid, causing the pads to not be able to press agaish the rotor, and the brakes will not be successful.

In this piece we sumed up some of the basic brake repair issues you are probably going to encounter. Please be happy to Call us at (281) 379-5800 to arrange an appointment if you're having trouble with the brakes on your car.

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