Auto Repair & Services
- Air Conditioning Repair
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- Car Service & Preventative Maintenance
- Cooling System Repair
- Driveline Repair
- Engine Repair
- Fluid Inspection
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Brake Repair in Philadelphia, PA
There are things that you just naturally expect your car to do. Like, when you press your foot on the accelerator, you don’t give it a second thought – you expect your vehicle to lurch forward. Likewise, when your foot touches the brake pedal, you expect your vehicle to begin to slow down, and eventually come to a complete stop.
If you’re not confident in your vehicle’s ability to brake firm and straight, then it’s time for a brake repair. You need the confidence when driving that your vehicle and its brakes will do its part in keeping your family safe – stopping exactly when you tell it to. United Tire & Service offers quality brake repair, and other top-notch auto repair in Philadelphia, PA.
What You Need To Know About Brakes
If you’re like most drivers and put 14-15,000 miles per year on your vehicle, you actually step on the brake pedal about 75,000 times over that year. That may seem like a lot until you think about how many times you alternate between gas/brake, gas/brake, gas/brake just getting through Philadelphia, PA rush hour traffic!
We tend to just take it for granted that when we step on the brakes, the car’s going to come to a stop…just like when we turn the key, the car’s going to start. But brakes wear out over 50-60,000 miles’ time…and because they wear so slowly and gradually, it can be hard to know when they’ve worn to a point of needing to be replaced.
These are all some real trouble signs, however:
- Car pulls to one side while braking
- Noticeable vibration or pulsation through brake pedal while braking
- One or more wheels tends to lock up and skid while braking
- Longer stopping distances
- Brake pedal goes farther toward floor before brakes engage
- Brake pedal slowly goes to floor while holding vehicle stopped, in gear
- Brake pedal feels “spongy” or “mushy” underfoot
- Squealing, screeching or grinding noise while braking
Brake pad friction material should be checked at least twice a year, along with the overall condition of your brake system.
A Quality Brake Repair in Philadelphia, PA
How long has it been since your brakes were inspected? Are you noticing any of the symptoms mentioned above? Make an appointment with us at United Tire & Service in Philadelphia, PA…it’s your own safety that’s at stake (and that of everyone else on the road with you)! The quicker you check issues and change brake pads, the safer your car will be. Avoiding brake repair could cause other more costly car repair. Call us today to book a consultation for a brake repair or other Philadelphia auto repair service. United Tire & Service is proud to be your number one auto repair center and provider of tires in Philadelphia.