Brake Repair Service in Austin, TX

Our ASE-Certified Brake Experts Help Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

Remember, for performance you can trust, brake services should only be handled by an expert Auto mechanic at a professional brake shop. Here at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive, we only employ the best. We will identify any issues in your brake system and make sure you know exactly what needs to be done.

Our team will go above and beyond to give the best customer service while our experts conduct the brake repair quickly and accurately. By choosing us, you can be sure that your brake system will remain in optimal condition and that your car will be safe on the road.

If you want honest service at affordable prices for brake repairs and brake pad replacements, Lamb’s Tire & Automotive is your auto specialist. With many 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 in Austin, including the following:

  • 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!


High-Quality Brake Pad Replacement

Have you ever been driving and had to brake, only to hear a strange squeak or grind? We’ve all either experienced it or heard someone else’s car making that sound. It can be annoying and even frightening. The issue may be your brake pads. The good news is that it’s an easy fix.

This is the most common brake maintenance service we see daily. Here at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive, we offer high-quality and efficient brake pad replacement. We’ll have you driving safely and smoothly again in no time!

Brake Caliper Realignment

If you hear a high-pitched screeching sound, it may be caused by a misaligned brake caliper, leading to the brake pad and rotor rubbing directly against each other. In this case, we will inspect the system and realign the brakes as needed to stop the sound and ensure proper brake performance.

Brake Fluid Flush

A brake fluid flush service is sometimes necessary to keep your vehicle’s brake system running safely and efficiently. On average, the fluid should be flushed every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, if you drive shorter trips often with frequent braking, your vehicle may need it sooner.

We offer comprehensive brake fluid flush service to ensure that your system is running in optimal condition. This process involves safely removing all of the old, dirty brake fluid from your vehicle and replacing it with fresh, clean brake fluid. Doing so helps to maintain the reliable performance of the braking system, prevent premature wear of the brake components, and reduce the risk of brake failure.

Brake Line “Bleeding”

If you notice your brakes feeling “spongy” or your brake pedal not engaging until it’s almost to the floor, it could be due to small amounts of air trapped in the hydraulic brake line. This is a dangerous condition that must be addressed immediately. If large accumulations of air occur, a complete brake failure could follow. Therefore, purging the system – also referred to as “bleeding” the line – may be necessary to keep your vehicle safe to drive.

At Lamb’s Tire & Automotive, we can bleed your brakes to help guarantee your brake system is in optimal condition.

Brake Rotor Turning

The rotors are a critical component of your brake system; they help bring your vehicle to a stop. Over time, as they are used, the metal starts to wear down, and your stopping power begins to decrease. Additionally, heat from excessive braking can cause the rotors to warp.

To fix this problem, the rotors can be resurfaced, as long as there is enough metal left to safely do so. This process, known as “turning,” involves putting each rotor, one by one, onto a lathe and using a sharp bit to create a smooth, level surface again. This enables your brake pads to generate the proper amount of friction needed to stop the vehicle.

When you bring your vehicle to Lamb’s Tire & Automotive for brake service, our technicians can assess if your rotors can be effectively “turned” or if it’s time for them to be replaced.

Brake Light Bulb Replacement & Wiring Service

Have you ever been driving and found yourself almost rear-ending the person in front of you due to their sudden slowing down without a brake light being visible? This can be an extremely frustrating and scary scenario. And the last thing you want is to be the one causing the frustration due to a wiring issue or blown brake light bulb.

We understand how dangerous this situation can be and want to help prevent it from happening to you. With regular maintenance from our professional staff, you can rest assured that your brake light bulbs and wiring are in perfect working order. We can help ensure that you are driving Austin’s roads safely.


Have Your Brakes Checked Regularly

Even though a vehicle’s brake system is one of the most important systems for vehicle safety, many people don’t give it much thought until there is a problem. Unfortunately, most people only think of having their brakes checked when they hear a squeaking sound or feel a pulsation while slowing down.

With regular maintenance, brakes often last for several years and help ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Without proper maintenance and routine inspections, small brake issues can quickly turn into more costly and dangerous problems. Routine brake inspections can significantly prolong the life of the brake system and allow any problems to be identified and resolved as soon as possible. The professional recommendation is to come in for a brake inspection every 6,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first.

The frequency of brake services that you may require can vary depending on your driving habits, the type of brake pads on your car, road conditions, and more. If you experience any difficulties when braking, you should have your vehicle inspected immediately.

Prevention is key to avoiding costly auto repairs. For early detection of issues with your brakes, don’t delay. If you hear grinding noises, come into Lamb’s Automotive immediately. Our brake maintenance services 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.

Bring your vehicle to your closest Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location today for an in-depth brake inspection to pinpoint any issues.

Our Austin mechanics will examine all of the friction materials and hydraulic components, including the following:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake rotors
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake shoes
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • Master cylinder (including the piston assembly)
  • Brake fluid

Based on what is found during the inspection, the expert mechanic will recommend the necessary maintenance or brake repair that can restore optimal braking performance in no time.

The Trusted Austin Brake Repair Experts

Here at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive, we are the trusted local brake shop in the Austin area. Our experienced and highly qualified brake repair specialists provide top-notch brake repair and maintenance services. We understand the importance of having a reliable and safe vehicle, and our team is committed to providing thorough brake services that will help keep you safe on the road. This is how we provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your brakes are in good condition.

We use only the best quality parts, and our ASE-certified team of brake specialists has several years of experience working on all types of vehicles. We strive to provide exceptional customer service, and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure that your brakes are fixed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

If you notice that your vehicle now takes longer to brake, do come to any of our locations to have it 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.

Catch the Early Warning Signs of Brake Issues

Keeping your brakes in good condition is important for your safety and for 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 is needed to come to a complete stop
  • Pulling to one side when braking
  • Vibration in the pedal when braking
  • The brake warning light is illuminated on the dashboard

Visit your closest Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location today if you think that your brakes are not working as they should. We offer thorough brake system inspections and a variety of brake repair and maintenance services to ensure the safety of your vehicle while out on the road.

Schedule Your Brake Repair Service Today

Trust our ASE-certified technicians and AAA-certified locations for award-winning service and complete car care. We’re open six days a week (closed on Sundays) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for your convenience.


How You Can Help Extend the Life of Your Brake Pads & Rotors

Incorporating the following habits into your driving routine can help prolong the lifespan of your vehicle’s brake system components:

  • Only use one foot to drive: Do not try to brake while still pressing down on the accelerator. Using one foot will ensure you first let off the gas pedal before pressing the brake. This will help prevent your brake system from having to work harder than it should.
  • Give yourself plenty of space: Allow yourself ample space and time to reduce your speed gradually – or even coast – so that the engine can decelerate naturally. This will help to decrease the strain on your brakes.
  • Follow the speed limit: It is very hard on your brake system components to have to make sudden stops, especially from high speeds. Following the speed limit will help you further avoid the need for hard braking.
  • Release heat buildup in the brakes: Stop-and-go driving, as well as driving downhill, generates a lot of heat from friction within the brake system. If you are stuck in traffic or your vehicle stops after going over a hill, gently press the brakes every few seconds to release the buildup of heat.
  • Reduce excess weight in your vehicle: By reducing the weight in the back or trunk of your vehicle, the amount of braking power needed to properly stop the vehicle is decreased.
  • Have routine brake inspections done: It is important to have brake inspections done regularly and to replace the brake pads when necessary, as worn components can put additional strain on the other parts of the brake system. Routinely having the brake system checked will prevent more costly issues in the future and will guarantee the safety of your vehicle.

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.

Concierge Services

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.


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.

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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.

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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.

Schedule your appointment for your brake inspection and service at the Lamb’s Tire & Automotive location nearest you!

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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Your brake pads are designed to stand up to the friction your braking system generates, but that doesn’t mean these components will last forever. Eventually, you’ll need to consider your brake pad replacement options. As the first step in this process, it’s wise to know how long you can expect your current brake pads to last.

Estimating the lifespan of your brake pads can be difficult, since it will vary based on the situations you commonly drive in. If you live in Austin, Texas and frequently drive in heavy traffic, you’ll put more stress on your brakes than someone living in a less-populated part of the state would. Braking habits can also affect your brake pads’ longevity. If you “ride the brake” (press and depress your brakes more often than average), your brake pads will wear out more quickly as a result.

By taking all these factors into account, you can create a rough estimate of how long your brake pads will last. If you primarily drive in city traffic, these components can last around 30,000-35,000 miles. Traveling in less demanding situations can significantly extend your brake pads’ service life, allowing them to last up to 80,000 miles.

Whenever you’re driving in Austin, there’s a chance you’ll notice signs of trouble in your vehicle. You might need brake repair if the symptoms you spot include:

  • A vibrating brake pedal. It doesn’t matter if your brake pedal has developed a slight shudder or full-blown shaking—any amount of brake vibration is a serious problem. Worn or dirty brake pads are the most common cause of vibrating brakes.
  • Puddles of brake fluid under your vehicle. When you notice these puddles under your car, you definitely have a brake fluid leak. No matter what part of your brake system is leaking, you need to ask a professional mechanic to handle this right away.
  • Minimal resistance in your brake pedal. In many cases, this occurs when air enters the brake lines in your vehicle. That can be resolved with a quick brake fluid flush, though a qualified brake shop will be sure to check for other potential causes first.
  • Difficulty driving in a straight line while braking. Does your car pull to the left or right when you brake? If so, you might have worn brake pads, warped rotors, or another brake system issue.
  • Noise coming from your brake system. If your brakes are squealing, there’s a good reason why—many brake pads are actually designed to make this noise. These pads include a metal tab that makes contact with your brake disc when enough material wears away, creating this sound and informing you that you need new brake pads.

Only a few auto repair tasks should be handled by amateurs. Since brake fixes can get much more complicated than you might expect, visit Lamb’s Tire & Automotive for brake repair Austin residents trust!

Your brake system relies on brake fluid to slow or stop your vehicle, which means having sufficient levels of clean brake fluid at all times is crucial. You might be running low on brake fluid when:

  • Your brake pedal feels “spongy” or “mushy”
  • It takes longer than usual to stop your car
  • Your dashboard’s brake warning light turns on

The simplest and most effective way to gauge your current brake fluid level is to check it yourself. To do so, you’ll need to find the brake fluid reservoir on the master cylinder. From there, you’ll be able to inspect the fluid within the reservoir; if it’s running low, you need to get a refill as soon as possible. But even if you have enough brake fluid, you might still need service if that fluid looks dark or muddy.

Checking brake fluid is far from a complex process, so you might think it’s just as easy to replace this fluid on your own. However, that’s not the case—brake fluid is incredibly toxic, so you don’t want to risk spilling it. Instead, set up a service appointment at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive (and save some cash in the process by exploring our online coupons)!

While treating brake repair as a single task may sound logical enough, it’s more accurate to think of this as an umbrella term covering many different jobs. Some of these tasks don’t take long at all for professional mechanics to complete. You can expect the ASE-certified technicians at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive to finish your brake pad replacement quickly and efficiently.

On the other hand, some brake jobs—like master cylinder replacement and brake line creation—can take up to eight hours to finish. Most brake maintenance and repair services fall between these two extremes, taking roughly three hours on average to complete.

While the team at Lamb’s Tire will finish your brake repair as quickly as possible, we understand this isn’t the only factor involved in offering convenient brake service. That’s why we have multiple locations in Texas that can handle brake repair (Austin and surrounding communities included), ensuring you’ll never be too far from a high-quality brake shop!

Your brake system constantly creates friction while doing its job, and that friction will eventually cause the components in this system to wear out. Even so, some of your car’s brake parts will last longer than others. Brake calipers are one of the longest-lasting parts of your brake system—the lifespan of these components is comparable to the lifespan of your car as a whole.

Ideally, your brake calipers should last 75,000-100,000 miles or ten years before needing replacement. However, you might have to replace them ahead of schedule if you drive in demanding environments or have severe driving habits. If you think your calipers may be ready for replacement, let the Lamb’s Tire & Automotive crew take care of this task!

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