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Brake Repair in Phoenixville, 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 Phoenixville, PA.
What You Need To Know About Brakes
Is your car showing any of the following symptoms?
- Tendency for one or more wheels to lock up and skid while braking
- Longer stopping distances
- Brake pedal travels farther toward the floor before brakes engage
- Pulsation or vibration through brake pedal while braking
- Vehicle pulls to one side while braking
- Screeching, squealing or metallic grinding noise while braking
Your vehicle’s brakes work not unlike a bicycle’s handbrakes, with brake pads dragging on a smooth steel rotor and stopping the vehicle through friction. The friction material of the brake pads takes 40-50,000 miles to wear down to a point of needing replacement…so it can be hard to know when things have reached that point.
Of all these symptoms, though, the one you really need to worry about is the metallic grinding sound. It means your brake pads have worn to a point where the friction material is gone and the metal backing plates of the pads are all that’s left to make contact with the smooth steel rotor. Not only is this very dangerous…it’s also expensive since the rotors will quickly be ruined.
A Quality Brake Repair in Phoenixville, PA
Your brake system should be checked at least a couple of times a year, and if you’re noticing any of these symptoms you should make an appointment with us at United Tire & Service in Phoenixville, PA. It’s your 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 better. Avoiding brake repair could cause other more costly car repair. Call us today to book a consultation for a brake repair or other Phoenixville auto repair service. United Tire & Service is proud to be your number one auto repair center and provider of tires in Phoenixville.