brake system Carlson Auto Service


With owning a vehicle, you will want to make sure it is in proper working condition. By doing so, you can help improve the efficiency, safety, and performance of the vehicle. Make sure to bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections so we can check the parts and components for you. If you are not sure how often this should be, we can advise you on the correct schedule.


Between visits, always be aware if there is anything out of the norm with your vehicle. If there are any odd noises or smells, this can indicate an issue with the vehicle. Also be aware of how the vehicle handles. If it pulls in one direction or the other, there might be an issue with the tires, alignment, or even the brake system. Also remember to check the fluid levels in the vehicle. If one needs to be replaced more often than the rest, there could be a leak in the system. If the brake fluid is leaking, you will have issues with your brakes. Schedule and appointment and we can check the fluid levels and the brake system for you.


When the brakes are inspected, we can check the brake pads, brake rotors, and the calipers. These are the parts of the brakes responsible for applying pressure to the brake pads so that they will push against the rotor and slow your car. Since they never come into contact with the rotor, there is no reason why they should last you for a long time. Only if you have neglected the replacement of the brake pads will you have any problems. This is because when the pads get worn out, the calipers will scrape against the rotor and will cause them to wear out and even to malfunction.


If you notice the brake pedal goes to the floorboard or is difficult to apply, there could be an issue with the brake line. You may also start to notice the brake pedal that vibrates. If the vehicle is not driving straight with good handling, bring it in so we can inspect the alignment, tires, and brake system for you. This can help you to have a safe and pleasant driving experience.