Brake Repair: Brake Check, Changing Brake Pads, Brakes Squeaking

Brake failure is one of the largest causes of traffic accidents. Brake failure is also nearly always preventable. Brakes do not fail randomly, and as such keeping them in good repair is essential for safe operation of any vehicle.

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Brake Safety Checks:

Come in for a brake safety check at Hansma Automotive and we will check:

  • Pads and shoes for wear
  • Drums and rotors for wear
  • Wheel cylinders and calipers for leaks
  • Hydraulic lines and hoses for leaks, kinks and blockages
  • Fluid in the master cylinder for level and condition

Changing Brake Pads:

Hansma is able to provide repairs on existing brake pads, without the need to replace the entire set of brakes. This can save a considerable amount of money as brake pads are considerably less expensive then brake discs or drums. To ensure maximum braking efficiency, brakes should be checked every 6 months. 

Why are My Brakes Squeaking?:

Brakes will make noises normally, and these noises will change depending on conditions such as rain, salt, sand, or humidity. However, brakes are also designed to start to squeal and make noise when they are nearing the end of their life. If they don't sound good or are making sounds consistently - independent of weather/climate conditions - then you should get your brakes checked immediately.