Royal Car Care

1404 Pearl Road

Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Ph. 330.220.5500

 

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Car & Truck Brake Service & Repair

 

The brake system is your car's most important safety system. Never put off routine inspections or any needed repair so that your car or light truck can continue to operate as designed.

 

Brakes are a normal wear item for any car. Eventually, they're going to need to be replaced for both performance and safety reasons. Planning can also save you money - your brakes won't get to the "metal-to-metal" point, which usually means accelerating expensive rotor or drum replacement.

 

Your car owner's manual might specify periodic flushing and filling of the brake hydraulic system. Contaminated brake fluid may lead to erosion and other problems in the hydraulic system, especially on cars with antilock brakes (ABS).

 

Brakes Service - According to the Car Care Council, the entire brake system should be checked every year; inspecting the brake linings, rotors and drums.

Check brake fluid with engine off or running. If frequent topping off is required, inspect brake linings and check for fluid leaks. Replace fluid every 2-years or 24,000 miles. It's always best to be able to plan ahead for brake work by knowing the brake condition as your car ages.

 

The brake system is actually composed of two kinds of systems:

Hydraulics and Friction Materials. Here's what happens within these systems between the time your foot hits the brake pedal and your car stops.

 

 

Car Care Council Recommendations:

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Have your brake linings, drums and rotors, and brake fluid inspected.

 

It's always best to be able to plan ahead for brake work by knowing the brake condition as your car ages.

 

The typical "brake job" consists of brake pad and/or shoe replacement, along with related hardware. Depending on the condition or thickness of the drums or rotors, machining or replacement may be necessary.

 

The parking brake should also be checked for proper operation and adjustment. In some cases, the parking brake shoes/pads may need replacement.

 

Hydraulics

 

Master Cylinder

When pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure which pushes brake fluid to the wheel brakes.
 

Brake Lines and Hoses

Steel brake lines and high pressure rubber hoses are the avenues through which the pressurized brake fluid travels.
 

Wheel Cylinders and Calipers

These are the hydraulic cylinders that apply pressure to the friction materials, causing your car to stop.

 

Friction Materials

 

Disc Brake Pads and Drum Brake Shoes

These brake linings are composed of high temperature materials that create the friction that stops your car. Every year you should have your brake linings, drums and rotors, and brake fluid inspected by a Royal Car Care Center Certified Technician.

 

Types of Brakes

 

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes consist of a Disc Brake Rotor, which is attached to the wheel, and a Caliper, which holds the Disc Brake Pads. Hydraulic pressure from the Master Cylinder causes the Caliper Piston to clamp the Disc Brake Rotor between the Disc Brake Pads. This creates friction between the pads and rotor, causing your car to slow down or stop.
 

Drum Brakes

Drum brakes consist of a Brake Drum attached to the wheel, a Wheel Cylinder, Brake Shoes and Brake Return Springs. Hydraulic pressure from the Master Cylinder causes the Wheel Cylinder to press the Brake Shoes against the Brake Drum. This creates friction between the shoes and drum to slow or stop your car.
 

Parking Brake

The Parking Brake uses Cables to mechanically apply the brakes (usually the rear brake.) This is used to prevent the car from rolling when not being driven.
 

Anti-Lock Brakes: A System Built For Safety

 

Computer-controlled anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are a recently developed safety feature. When sudden stops are made, the ABS prevents wheel lock-up. The system is comprised of wheel-speed sensors that monitor wheel rotation, computer-controlled hydraulics that pulse the brakes on and off rapidly, and the on-board computer.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Royal Car Care is a full service auto repair facility located at 1404 Pearl Road in Brunswick Ohio. We repair and maintain cars and light trucks of all makes and models. We pride our self on our hassle free service providing FREE loaner vehicles while yours is serviced, FREE towing and a Lifetime Warranty Parts and Labor on All Repairs. We offer a 6 month and 12 month same as cash program for your convenience. We truly take the hassle out of Automotive Repair Service.

 

 

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Ph. 330.220.5500

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