Owens Suspension & Brake Specialists

Brakes

If your brakes are squealing, pulling the vehicle to one side or making your steering wheel shake, then it’s time to see the team.

Brakes can degrade slowly due to simple wear and tear, which can make it difficult for vehicle owners to see the changes. We can test your braking system and make any repairs necessary. Brake hoses and fluid can also be checked and replaced if necessary. 

If you have any problems, or notice changes in your vehicle’s braking performance, come in and see us. Sometimes it can be a simple case of brake dust causing the brakes to squeal, but our technicians can identify and fix the problem, giving you peace of mind.

Did you know: Heavy braking use can attract moisture into the brake fluid, which can lead to ‘brake fade’? We recommend replacing brake fluid at least every two years.

Brakes

Brakes

Brake Servicing & Maintenance

What You Should Do?
When it comes to brake maintenance, don't wait until you feel your brake pedal pulsate (unless you have antilock brakes, in which case a pulsating brake pedal would be normal in heavy braking situations), hear that high-pitched squealing (caused by the warning bar and indicating your brake pads are just about gone), or hear a harsh scraping noise, before you check them out.
Most experts agree that your brakes should be checked about every 15,000 to 20,000 kms, though this can vary depending how you drive.  Brakes can be tricky — let a professional make the assessment.  Be sure you also remember to check your brake fluid. The brake fluid should be monitored monthly, and fluid added as necessary.  Make sure to check your owner's manual for the proper fluid.

What Could Happen if You Don't?

It's important to be sure you're on top of the situation when it comes to brakes, because neglecting them could lead to serious problems.

If you wait until you hear strange noises coming from your brake system, you may already be causing damage to your brake drums, pads or rotors.
This could mean extensive repair costs or, potentially, serious injury should your vehicle's brakes fail in an emergency situation.