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Brake Repair at Century Tire and Auto Service in Peabody, MA

OUR BRAKE SERVICE AT CENTURY TIRE and AUTO SERVICE in PEABODY, MA

 

COMMON BRAKE PROBLEMS THAT WE CAN HELP WITH AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO SERVICE IN PEABODY, MA

Some common break problems include:

If your car is experiencing any of the above, bring your car in for a free break check.

 

BRAKE SERVICE AND INSPECTION AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA

 

If you're in need of a brake service and inspection, look no further than Century Tire in Peabody, MA, where we offer free brake checks. Bring your vehicle in and our tire and auto service professionals will perform a free brake check service that includes:

 

Measurement of front and rear brake pad wear

Measurement of rotor wear

Measurement of drum wear

Strip dip brake fluid test

E-brake inspection

During your free brake check, we'll determine if your vehicle needs any further brake service, such as:

 

Installation of new brake pads or shoes at Century Tire and Auto in Peabody, MA

Resurfacing or replacement of brake rotors or drums

Brake fluid change

Brake bleeding

Replacement of brake lines, hoses and other brake components

 

BRAKE FLUID CHANGE AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA

 

Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated as moisture builds up. Most brake components contain copper and when copper is exposed to moisture, it begins to erode. As brake components erode, particles can begin to contaminate the brake fluid - and that means it's time for a brake fluid change. During your free brake check at Century Tire, we will inspect and perform a strip dip brake fluid test to determine if you need a brake fluid change. If the strip dip brake fluid tests reveals that your brake fluid is contaminated then it's time for a brake fluid change.

 

BRAKE BLEEDING AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA

 

The need for brake bleeding arises when air gets into your brake fluid line. The introduction of air into the brake fluid can be caused by a leak, overrunning of the master cylinder, or simply from having had recent work done on your brakes. If air has made its way into your brake fluid line, it causes your brake pedal to have a soft, spongy feeling when you press down on it. If you are experiencing this when braking, you may need brake bleeding to correct the problem.

 

BRAKE ROTOR REPLACEMENT AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA

A sure sign that it's time to replace brake rotors is if your car is wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds. Wobbling or pulsating sensation indicate that your brake rotors are warped or worn. Over time, the pressure of the brake calipers pressing into the brake rotors can lead to heat spots and grooves which damage brake rotors. Another cause of damage can come from brake pads wearing too thin. When this happens, the metal of the brake pads scrapes against the metal of the brake rotors.

If you're wondering when to replace brake rotors, come into Century Tire in Peabody, MA Today!! Our Tire and Auto Service Professionals will perform a free brake check and inspect the health of your brake rotors. If brake rotors have significant wear or are warped, they can be resurfaced or replaced.

 

WHEN TO REPLACE BRAKE ROTORS? LET YOUR FRIENDS AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA HELP YOU OUT!

 

When it comes to replacing brake rotors, every car is different, dependent on manufacturer standards and driver habits. The need for brake rotor replacement or resurfacing is best determined with an inspection and review of manufacturer standards. If your car begins pulsating or wobbling, or your brakes begin squealing, screeching or squeaking, have Century Tire in Peabody, MA inspect your entire brake system, including your brake rotors. These are all common brake problems on cars and trucks.

At Century Tire and Auto in Peabody, MA, your brake check is always free. Save yourself time and costly repairs by bringing your car in at the first sign of trouble - your future self will thank you.

 

COMMON BRAKE PROBLEMS WE CAN HELP YOU OUT WITH AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA

 

Grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes can indicate a problem with your car brakes that should be addressed. You should also look out if your brake pedal feels spongy or if your steering wheel is shaking. If you've noticed any of these common signs of brake problems, bring your car into CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO. Your car brakes help safely avoid collisions with other objects or vehicles on a daily basis and you must take care of this critical component of your car.

For a free brake check, come into CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA.

 

BRAKES GRINDING? LET THE PROFESSIONALS AT CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA

 

Are your car brakes grinding? Grinding car brakes are a sign that the ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads have worn down to the metal backing plate, which is now grinding against the metal of the brake rotors. This condition must be addressed with a brake service as soon as possible. If this goes unchecked, not only will you have to replace your brake pads, but your brake discs, brake rotors, or other brake parts can become severely damaged and will need to be replaced.

 

BRAKES SQUEAKING AND BRAKE SQUEAL?

 

Some brake manufacturers install a warning mechanism that emits a squeal when the brake pads are worn to the point that they need to be replaced. The sounds of brakes squeaking can also be a result of the brake material interacting with extreme temperatures or humidity. Whatever the case, our Tire and Auto Service Professionals can determine why the brakes are squeaking and repair the issue. We also use Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads for high quality brake pad replacements for cars and trucks.

 

SHAKING STEERING WHEEL WHEN BRAKING?

 

A shaky steering wheel can indicate your brake rotors have become worn down or warped. Brake rotors, which are exposed to extreme heat, wear out over time and need to be resurfaced or replaced. CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA assess the health of your brake rotors during the free brake check.

 

SPONGY BRAKES?

 

When you press down on the brake pedal, does it feel spongy and soft? Spongy brakes are an indication that air is present in your brake fluid, and the brake fluid needs to be bled, or removed of air. A brake fluid change will also be part of the process to fix soft brake pedal problems.

 

CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO can determine the cause of your brake problem during the CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO free brake check. Let our experts diagnose why your brakes are grinding, squealing or exhibiting any other signs of a brake problem. We're open seven days a week and you never need an appointment. Come into Century Tire and Auto Today!

 

 

HOW CAR BRAKES WORK

 

On the road, you encounter red lights, pedestrians, and traffic. You press the brake pedal and your car stops, keeping you and your passengers safe. Have you ever wondered how brakes work?

There are two types of car brakes: disc brakes and drum brakes. Both disc brakes and drum brakes work by using friction and resistance to convert kinetic energy into heat energy. That necessary friction is created through the use of a hydraulic system. All brakes use a hydraulic system, wherein fluid moves through brake lines to create pressure which presses the brakes pads against the rotors and stops the car. Drum brakes work the same way, where brake shoes presses against the drum.

 

Fast facts about brakes and how brakes work:

 

All cars have four brakes - two rear brakes and two front brakes.

In most cars, front brakes are primarily responsible for halting your vehicle and provide 60% to 90% of the vehicle's stopping power.

Malcolm Lockheed is credited with developing the hydraulic brake system in 1918.

BRAKES REQUIRE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. ALLOW CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA TO HANDLE ALL YOUR BRAKE AND ROTOR NEEDS: 

 

Over time, brake pads and brake rotors wear out. When brake pads are new, they consist of a semi-metallic or ceramic material that is 8, 10 or 12 mm thick. When those brake pads wear down to 4 mm or less of semi-metallic or ceramic material, it's time to visit CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO IN PEABODY, MA. If the brake pads wear all the way down to the backing plate, the underlying metal of the brake pads scrape on the metal of the rotors and damage the rotor. Not only will brake replacement be necessary, but rotor replacement and caliper replacement will also be necessary if damaged.

Similarly, brake rotors wear out over time. The thickness required for brake rotors varies by vehicle. CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO can look up your vehicle specs and tell you how thick your brake rotors should be. Brake fluid change and brake bleeding should also be part of your routine maintenance service for brakes.

 

Save the time and expense of costly repairs by having your car brakes, including brake pads and brake rotors, checked at regular intervals to ensure they’re in good shape. Brake checks are free at CENTURY TIRE AND AUTO. CALL US TODAY

 

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