Salt Lake Brake Repair
At Master Muffler Salt Lake City, brakes are just one of our specialties. Whether you need inspections, maintenance, replacements or upgrades: We'll take care of you. Our Shop manager Jim Lems has over 32 years experience in the auto industry and over 9 years with master muffler. Jim has selected a team that represents his life long commitment to quality and knows that they will deliver that in every break job they tackle.
How Brakes Work
From the diver's perspective, the brakes work when the brake pedal is pushed. Which, is true when your brakes are in good condition. Have you ever noticed times that you had to push your pedal harder or further in to stop than normal? To understand why this happens its important to know a little bit about your brake system.
Here is the big picture: When you press on the pedal of your car, it compresses your brake fluid. This compression creates a pressure which transfers the force from your foot through your brake assembly. Your brake assembly then transfers this force and pressure onto a piston which compresses onto a brake disc. As the brake pads clamp around the brake disc, they create a friction which slows down your car.
If you are low on brake fluid, then the transfer of force from your foot to the brake disc isn't efficient, so you have to press harder. If your brake pads are wearing down, then you might hear a high pitched scraping noise, or if the pad has worn completely through, a grinding sound. It is important to have your pads changed before this happens because it can cause many problems that are much more expensive than simply replacing your brake pads.
Brakes are the most important safety feature on your vehicle and they are in constant use. In a state like Utah which has extreme seasonal changes, it is imperative to make sure your brakes are always in great shape. If you aren't sure how to check your brakes, then bring them into us for a full and thorough inspection. Whether your brakes are making sounds or you're just trying to get ready for the coming seasons: we'll let you know exactly what is going on with your brakes and what you need to do in order to be safe.Our staff is experienced and well equipped to inspect and address any brake issues that might be occurring with your vehicle. We are Salt Lake City's brake experts. Contact Us for expert brake service or addressing anything else that is wrong with your vehicle.