Quality Transmission & Auto Service, Inc. wants you to know the several warning signs that your vehicle can give you before your brake system may reach the point of costly repair and or potential failure. Using your sense of hearing, sight plus touch, can alert you to a potential brake problems. When it comes to brakes, everyone should know or learn the basics. Hence the importance and safety behind stopping on time every time. Have any questions? Want to learn a little something about your brakes? Give us a call today and schedule an appointment.
Are You Due For A Brake Repair or Service?
• Does your brake warning light come on when driving?
• Does your vehicle start to shake or pulse when braking?
• Is your brake fluid low? Does it appear dirty? How old?
• Do you hear grinding or a squealing sound when braking?
• Are your rims wheels appearing dirtier than the normal?
• Do you feel a pulsation or sponginess in your brake pedal?
• Does your vehicle steer or pull to one side when braking?
• Does your vehicle steer or pull to one side when braking
Any other sights, sounds or sensations in the brake system that seem out of the ordinary should be checked out right away. Most times, vehicle brake system problems will only escalate if disregarded. Stop by for a free brake inspection service.
We are Chicago’s local brake repair service experts and we have 2 locations to better serve our customers. Count on us for quality brake repair priced right. Call today to schedule your next brake repair or service.
Domestic & Foreign Brake Repair
At Quality Transmission & Auto Service, Inc., we have the knowledge, tools, and latest brake repair equipment for most makes & models. We offer brakes for all car’s, van’s, SUV’s, light & medium-duty truck’s.
Domestic Brake Service -- Chevy, Ford, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Pontiac, Cadillac, GM, Hummer, Saturn, Corvette, & etc.
Foreign Brake Service -- VW, Honda, Acura, Toyota, Infiniti, Nissan, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Saab, Volvo, Land Rover, Porsche, Lexus, Scion, Mazda, Volkswagen, Mini Cooper, Fiat, Mitsubishi & more!
Do You Need Your Brakes Replaced?
Brake Pad – Are you brake pads due for replacing? Are you hearing a grinding noise coming from your brakes? Stop by for a free brake pad inspection. A brake pad is a steel backing plate with a friction material bound to the surface that faces the disk brake rotor. The exact materials used to make brake pads vary by manufacturer. But generally most consist of either a mixture of metallic shavings or nonmetallic, organic materials. Most brake pads sold today are considered to be a ceramic, semi metallic, or organic type.
Brake Rotor – Does your steering wheel shake when you brake? Is your brake pedal pulsating when you apply your brake? Brake rotors are usually made of cast iron, but in some cases there made of composites such as reinforced carbon or ceramic matrix composites depending on the vehicles needs.
Brake Caliper – Do you need your brake calipers replaced? Stop by our team will check out your brake calipers for free. The automotive brake caliper is the brake part which houses the brake pads and pistons. Your brake calipers are essential to your car’s ability to stop and are arguably one of the most important automobile brake parts on your vehicle. There are two types of brake calipers floating or fixed, which we do service both. We do offer a wide variety of performance automotive brake calipers.
Master Cylinder – Is your master cylinder going bad? Your master cylinder provides the needed pressure that is required to engage your brakes. Hence if your master cylinder isn’t working your brakes may not be working. The master cylinder is a control device that converts non-hydraulic pressure into hydraulic pressure. Not only does brake systems require a master cylinder but a lot of transmission clutch systems require a master cylinder.