You rely on the brake system in your vehicle to keep you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road safe. The brake system consists of several precisely engineered parts that move in a specific way to work together, stopping your vehicle whenever you need it to. Brakes convert kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you hit the brake pedal, the vehicle’s master cylinder pressurizes a series of hydraulic brake lines that are connected to the wheels. Brake pads or shoes press against a brake disk or drum to create friction, slowing your vehicle down until it comes to a complete stop. Sometimes, your brakes get worn out and you need to have professional brake repair performed. C & C Automotive can help you get the brake service and repair you need to get back on the road safely.
The more you drive your car, the more friction and heat is applied to all of the components of your brake system. From the brake shoes, pads, calipers, rotors, and other components, each one must be in excellent condition to ensure a safe stop. Look out for these red flags if you think you may need brake repair:
- Your vehicle pulls to one side when you brake
- The brake pedal feels “spongy” whenever you press down on it
- Your ABS light is illuminated on the dashboard
- The brakes make a loud screeching or squealing noise when pressure is applied to slow down
If you notice any of these issues when you drive, it’s time to schedule an appointment for professional brake repair at C & C Automotive. We can perform a full diagnostics test to pinpoint the exact cause of the issue and then make the necessary repairs. The problem may be due to a malfunctioning caliper, air in the hydraulic brake lines, low brake fluid, or worn-out brake pads or shoes. These are just some of the most common issues, but it’s important to rely on our trained, experienced technicians so we can make an accurate determination. The sooner you get your brakes repaired, the safer you’ll be. Addressing brake-related problems now can also save you money in costly repairs later.
Our staff is fully trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear brake systems as well as all components, and we’re here to help you with all of your vehicle repair and preventative maintenance needs. Give us a call or come visit us at one of our four locations including Augusta, GA, Martinez, GA, and Aiken County, SC today!