Brake Repair Service Austin, TX
Our ASE-certified experts help keep your car running smoothly.
If you want honest service at affordable prices for brake repairs and brake pad replacements, Lamb’s Tire & Automotive is your auto specialist. With 22 convenient locations in the Austin area, we have built our business on a reputation of hard work and dependability.
We offer a variety of brake services including:
- Complete brake inspection
- Brake pad or shoe replacement
- Lubrication of calipers and hardware, machine drums or rotors
- Brake fluid flush
After a brake service is completed, our experienced technicians will test drive your vehicle to ensure everything is working properly. Let us take care of your brake issues with maintenance or repairs today!
We understand how imperative it is that your vehicle is in proper working order. Because of this, we are introducing a new program designed with your security in mind.
The Lamb’s Delivery Program is a no-cost concierge service to help you eliminate unnecessary trips outside your home. We will pick up your car from your location (within three miles of Lamb’s) and return it to you free of charge after services have been completed.
Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. We promise to continue to do everything in our power to eliminate uncertainties and make your life easier. We hope that the Lamb’s Delivery Program demonstrates our commitment to you, ensuring that you can safely be on the road when you need to be.
WOULD REFER FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO US
BRAD R Customer since 2020
Good group of guys there and was driven back to work after dropping it off
CHRISTINA J Customer since 2020
I asked to expedite oil change service in order to accommodate another appointment within the hour. They did everything to get me in and out quickly. Thoroughly inspected vehicle and found several additional recommended services from which we prioritized service and follow-up. I did not feel pressured and felt there was a strong customer care ethic in place. Clean and comfortable waiting room. I even think my car came back to me cleaner than when I left it. Very satisfied with service and would return and recommend to others.
For best performance, have your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles.
Keeping your brakes in good condition is important to your safety and to the life of your vehicle. Watch for these signs that it’s time for brake service:
- Squealing, thumping or grinding sounds
- Yellow puddles of brake fluid
- Less resistance in the pedal when braking
- More distance needed to come to a complete stop
- Pulling to one side when braking
- Vibration in the pedal when braking
Have Your Brakes Checked Today
Prevention is key for avoiding costly auto repairs. Start with early detection of issues with your brakes, such as visiting Lamb’s Automotive for brake repair as soon as you hear grinding noises. Types of brake maintenance include brake pad replacement and rotor replacement. If your brakes are beyond the point of a standard replacement, it is likely due for a brake repair, which is much more labor intensive. Save yourself from the costs of brake repairs by having your car’s brakes checked before it’s too late.
If you notice that your vehicle now takes a longer time to brake, do come in to any of our locations to have them checked. If the brake warning light keeps turning on when you try to brake, please do not ignore it.
It must be noted that car owners can hear grinding noises because of moisture coating the brakes. These noises can also be caused by dirt, grime, and rust. Dirt and rust can also enter the ABS modulator and cause brake failure later on.
There are many possibilities but the best way to tell if your brakes are still okay is to go to an ASE certified technician asap. While it is easy for most drivers to tell if their brakes already need replacement, Lamb’s Automotive can give more information as to what is wrong.
Schedule your service now.
Trust our ASE-certified technicians and AAA-certified locations for award-winning service and complete car care. We’re open six days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for your convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
The specific parts will vary depending on if you have disc brakes or drum brakes. In general, however, a vehicle’s brake system consists of:
- Brake pads
- Brake caliper
- Brake shoes (on drum brake systems)
- Brake rotors (and/or drums)
- Wheel cylinders
- Hardware (adjusters, return springs, caliper pins, etc.)
- Master cylinder (contains the brake fluid and piston assembly)
- Power brake booster
- Brake lines and hoses
- Parking brake cables
The brake services at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive include a complete inspection of every part of your brake system to determine the maintenance or brake repair that your vehicle needs. Whether you need to replace brake pads, have your rotors resurfaced, or anything in between, we can help.
To stop your vehicle, your brakes have to get rid of the kinetic energy of the car in motion. To do this, several things happen very quickly when the brake pedal is pressed. A lever connected to the pedal is pushed into a small cylinder filled with hydraulic fluid. This causes the hydraulic fluid to flow through the brake lines that run into the brake calipers located at each wheel. As the fluid enters the caliper, this pressure causes pistons in the calipers to actuate and squeeze the brake pads against the brake rotors causing friction. This friction slows down the outer wheels and tires, bringing your vehicle to a complete stop. All of this happens almost instantaneously when you press the brake pedal.
That’s why it is so important to have your brakes routinely inspected. You want to be sure that all parts of your brake system are in optimal condition and can provide the stopping power you rely on. At Lamb’s Tire & Automotive, brake services are one of the things we specialize in and you can trust our ASE-certified mechanics to help keep your vehicle running safely.
A grinding noise coming from your brakes is usually due to one of two things:
- If you’re hearing it when you press the brake pedal, the grinding is most likely caused by direct metal-on-metal contact between your rotor and part of your brake caliper. This occurs when extreme wear of your brake pads or brake rotors is present.
- Grinding noises can also be caused by an object caught in the caliper. In this case, the noise will usually be consistent while the vehicle is moving. If this happens, bring your vehicle into one of our service centers as soon as possible to have it removed. The longer an object is stuck in the caliper the higher the chance of more problems.
In either case, grinding noises mean it’s time to have your brakes checked. Staying on a regular maintenance schedule can catch any brake problems before you start hearing grinding. Brake pad replacement cost is far less compared to replacing brake rotors and calipers.
Here at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive, our expert technicians can help you maintain your brakes and take care of that grinding noise. Schedule your appointment online now!
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Semi-metallic brake pads are made from a blend of metals and graphite lubricant. One of the biggest differences compared to ceramic brake pads is that they provide improved braking performance in a wider range of temperatures and conditions, especially in high-performance driving. Semi-metallic pads also can help the brake system cool down faster because they withstand heat better than ceramic pads. But, semi-metallic can put more strain on the brake rotors and calipers and are usually noisier during braking. Cost-wise, compared to ceramic brake pads, they are less expensive.
Ceramic brake pads are made from a blend of dense ceramic and copper fibers. They are quieter when braking and also produce less dust and secondary particles compared to semi-metallic pads. With less brake dust, this means reduced wear and tear on the other braking components. Ceramic brake pads provide reliable stopping power in everyday driving conditions. But, they do not absorb heat as well as semi-metallic pads, transferring that heat to the other braking components wearing them down faster. Ceramic brake pads are more expensive compared to semi-metallic pads.
The ASE-certified technicians at your nearest Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location can help you determine, based on your vehicle and driving conditions, which type of brake pads would be best. Schedule your appointment today!
As your brake pads repeatedly make contact with the rotors as part of their normal operation, the surface of the metal brake rotors will wear down over time. The surface can sometimes become uneven as well. The surface of your rotors must be smooth and even for optimal stopping power.
When trying to determine when your brake rotors need to be replaced, one of the most important things to evaluate is the thickness of the rotor. When the rotors have started to be worn down, if the metal surface still has enough thickness left to it, a brake services technician can resurface or “turn” the rotor. This will bring the rotor’s surface back to a smooth, like-new state.
But, in some cases, the rotor has been worn down too thin to be able to safely resurface or has become warped due to excessive heat generated from friction. In these instances, you will need to have your brake rotors replaced. Trying to drive with rotors that are too thin or warped can mean a chance of the rotor cracking completely or significantly reduced stopping power.
Schedule your appointment and bring your vehicle into your nearest Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location. Our ASE-certified technicians will be able to determine if your brake rotors can be resurfaced or need to be replaced.
Don’t ignore a brake light illuminated on your instrument panel! If this light is on, it can indicate any number of problems, from a simple fix to a critical problem. Reasons your brake light may come on include:
- The parking brake is engaged: Before driving, always make sure your parking brake is disengaged. Driving while it is still on can prematurely wear down the lining of the brake pads, cause your brakes to overheat, damage the brake fluid, and even cause a brake system failure.
- Low brake fluid level: Your brake light can come on due to a low level of brake fluid. This can mean a leak or other problem in your brake system, which should be brought in for immediate repair.
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS) issue: There is often a warning light specifically for the ABS in many late-model cars.
- Faulty sensor: Your brake light may come on due to a faulty brake sensor. Our technicians can confirm the issue and replace a brake sensor if necessary.
- Electrical issue: You may have a problem with your car’s electrical wiring, causing the brake light to come on.
If your brake light is on, don’t wait to bring your vehicle into your closest Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location. Avoid further costly brake repair and schedule your appointment online today.
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