Comprehensive Brake Service in Bee Cave, TX
You can count on Lamb’s ASE-Certified experts for your brake repairs, including replacements of brake pads and more. Lamb’s Automotive provides honest service at affordable prices, including:
- Comprehensive brake inspections
- Replacements of brake pads and shoes
- Lubrication, including of brake calipers and hardware, as well as machine drums/rotors
After services are complete, we’ll test drive your vehicle to make sure everything works as it should. For even more value, check our current coupons, and then conveniently book your appointment online.
Brake Inspection Services
If it’s been six months or 6,000 miles since your last inspection, visit Lamb’s auto repair in Bee Cave. Our maintenance services include replacement of brake pads or rotors. Having this done as soon as you’re experiencing problems can help to prevent more labor intensive brake repairs.
Sometimes, you may hear grinding noises with your brakes because they’re becoming coated with moisture. Or dirt, grime, or rust can be the culprits. If so, if the dirt and rust get into your brake’s ABS modulator, this can actually lead to brake failure.
To keep your brakes in good working order, have them inspected every six months or 6,000 miles, whichever is sooner. This will help to protect you and your vehicle. Schedule an inspection sooner if you notice one of these warning signs:
- Odd sounds: grinding, thumping, or squealing
- Less pedal resistance when braking
- Pedal vibration when braking
- More distance needed to completely stop
- Yellow brake fluid puddles
- Pulling to one side when braking
- Brake warning light comes on
If you’ve noticed anything unusual in the brake performance of your car or truck, our expert brake technicians can diagnose the problem and let you know what brake services can restore them to good working condition. Preventive brake service can save you time and money!
Convenient Concierge Service
If you’re concerned about the condition of your vehicle’s brakes, we can understand why you might be hesitant to take it on the road, even to get your brakes inspected. To help, we offer Lamb’s Delivery Program—at no charge. If you live within three miles, we’ll pick up your vehicle, perform brake services, and then return it to you.
We know how important it is to have your vehicle in good working order. We also recognize how important peace of mind can be. Our concierge service can help with both as we help to eliminate uncertainties, with our focus on keeping you safe on the road.
Schedule Your Brake Service with Lamb’s Automotive
At Lamb’s Automotive in Bee Cave, we make it easy to get started and to receive award-winning service from trained technicians. Simply stop by during business hours—we’re open six days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.—or book your brake service appointment online.
Bee Cave Brake Shop FAQs
How does the braking system work?
The braking system on your vehicle is designed to slow the momentum you build up while driving. This happens through a series of operations that occur quickly when you press on the brake pedal to slow down. When you step on the brake pedal, a lever applies pressure to a cylinder filled with hydraulic fluid that is forced through your brake lines to the brake calipers within each wheel. The brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against the brake rotors, which causes friction and a loss of momentum. As this friction increases, your vehicle will slow down and begin to stop. The individual functions all need to work quickly and correctly to slow your car to a stop.
Because of the importance of your brakes, it is vital to ensure that they are maintained and that you have a brake check performed at the first sign of a braking issue or malfunction. At Lamb’s Tire & Automotive in Bee Cave, we can help you quickly diagnose and complete any brake repair you may need. Schedule your appointment today and let us keep your brakes in check.
Why are my brakes making a strange noise?
There are several reasons that your brakes might be making a strange noise. Typically, a strange noise from your brakes will mean that you may need to have a brake check performed. There are a few different noises that your vehicle may make while engaging the brakes:
- A grinding noise may occur when you have metal grinding directly on metal from heavy wear and tear on your brake rotors and brake calipers.
- A squealing noise while pressing on your brakes could also signify a foreign object embedded in your braking system.
- A crunching noise when your brakes are pressed could be a sign that your brake pads are not correctly positioned.
Any of these noises coming from your brakes could indicate that there is something that requires the attention of a competent mechanic. When you need a brake shop, you can bring your car or truck to our auto shop in Bee Cave, and we will have your brakes tested and repaired in no time.
When should I have my brake rotors changed?
As you use your brakes every time you drive, it will be natural for them to wear down and need to be replaced. Your brake rotors are designed to withstand a high amount of friction and heat but can still sustain wear or damage if it sustains too much of either. Too much heat or friction will cause the brake rotors to warp or become deformed and rough instead of smooth and cylindrical. While the warping or wear down on your rotors becomes excessive, it will greatly decrease the ability to stop for your vehicle and will put you in a dangerous situation while on the road.
Though there is no exact mileage to have your brake rotors replaced, you should visit a brake shop to have your brakes serviced any time you notice a difference in the efficiency of your brakes.
Why is my brake check light on?
This indicator on your dashboard is a vital warning system that could mean several different things. A brake check light could be an indicator that:
- Your parking brake is engaged
- You have an anti-lock brake system issue
- Your brake fluid is low
- There is an electrical issue with your brake system
- There is a faulty sensor
It is crucial not to ignore the brake warning light as it could indicate a serious brake repair is necessary. Lamb’s Tire & Automotive can quickly assess your brakes and perform any brake repair you may need.