Expert Brake Service in Leander, TX
Your brakes are one of the most important systems on your car and routine maintenance can extend the life of your brake pads and help you avoid brake wear. When you’re in need of brake service or auto repair in Leander, TX, Lamb’s Tire & Automotive is your one-stop-shop for brake service and repair. If you’re hearing a squeal or not experiencing the stopping power you once had, let our ASE-certified master mechanics diagnose the problem and recommend the best solution for your vehicle.
Lamb’s Tire & Auto Leander Brake Services
Your braking system consists of many different components that all work together to bring your vehicle to a safe and controlled stop. If your brakes are not operating correctly, our team can inspect them and quickly provide the necessary brake service such as:
- Complete Brake System Inspection
- Brake Pad Replacement
- Lubrication of Calipers & Other Hardware
- Resurface Brake Rotors, if Possible
- Brake Fluid Flush
- And more
Our ASE-certified professionals are the only ones who will handle all of the brake repairs your vehicle needs to drive safely. After your brake service, we’ll even test drive your vehicle to make sure it’s working as it should.
When Should You Get Your Brakes Checked?
Our ASE-certified master mechanics recommend getting your brakes checked at least every 6 months, or every 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Driving the 183 in Leander without brakes that function properly is a scary thought. Sometimes it’s easy to hear or feel an issue with your brakes, but other times the signs can be harder to spot.
The following signs can mean that something is not quite right with your brakes and you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible:
- Hearing any kind of metal-on-metal grating when you apply the brakes
- Seeing yellow brake fluid leaking under your vehicle
- Noticing a pull to one side or the other when braking
- Having to push harder to brake or needing more distance than normal
Any type of performance issues with your brakes should never be ignored. If you are experiencing any of the above or just feel like something’s off, bring your vehicle in for a free brake check at Lamb’s Auto in Leander.
Where to Get Discounts on Brake Service in Leander
For the best price on a brake service in Leander, always make sure to check out the Lamb’s Coupons page before your next scheduled visit.
How to Get Free Vehicle Pick-Up & Drop-Off
For the convenience of our customers, we provide a free concierge service for vehicles located within three miles of our brake shop in Leander. We’ll pick your vehicle up and drop it back off when the service is complete, at no additional charge.
Scheduling a Brake Service Appointment Online
Even though our waiting rooms are sparkling clean and super comfortable, we know no one wants to wait a long time to schedule their brake service. That’s why we offer an online appointment scheduler, so you can come right in as soon as we’re able to service your vehicle.
Leander Brake Service FAQs
What makes the brakes work?
Your brakes are truly a marvel of engineering used to quickly slow the momentum of your vehicle and bring you to a smooth stop. When you first press your brake pedal, a series of rapid motions takes place, beginning with a lever releasing brake fluid into the brake lines, which then goes to each of the brake calipers in the wheels. The brake fluid creates hydraulic pressure that forces the brake pads against the brake rotors, which creates friction. Once this friction builds up, the momentum of your wheels begins to slow, causing your car to slow down and then come to a complete stop.
These actions all take place almost simultaneously to quickly stop your car. Because your brakes take a beating every time you drive, a regular trip to the brake shop for a brake check is an essential part of your vehicle’s regular maintenance program.
What components are in the braking system?
The braking system in your vehicle is made up of many different moving parts that work in quick sequence to bring your vehicle to a stop. Some of the main parts to know in the braking system are:
- Brake pads
- Brake calipers
- Brake rotors (or drums)
- Brake shoes (brake-drum system only)
- Brake lines
- Parking-brake cables
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Wheel cylinders
- Master cylinder
- Power-brake booster
- Various hardware
The many different elements that make up your braking system each play an essential role in the safety of your vehicle, and they need to be properly inspected and cared for with regular brake checks and brake services. Lamb’s Tire & Automotive in Leander services every component of your brakes with excellence and superior quality to keep you safe on the road.
Why is my brake-check light on?
Your brake-warning light is an indicator that something is not right in your braking system and should be checked by a professional mechanic. Some of the reasons that your brake-check light could be on are:
- Your parking brake is engaged.
- You have low brake fluid.
- There is an electrical issue.
- Your ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) has an issue.
- You have a faulty sensor.
Though there are a wide range of reasons your brake light could be on, you should always take any issue with your brakes seriously and see a mechanic for a brake check as soon as possible. If you need brake services in Leander, book an appointment at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive and let our crew take care of your brake check.
Is there a difference between semi-metallic brake pads and ceramic brake pads?
Semi-metallic brake pads are typically less expensive and are made from a blend of metals and graphite lubricant. The main benefit of semi-metallic brake pads is that they operate more efficiently across a wider range of temperatures and tend to disperse the friction-created heat more evenly. This allows the other elements in the braking system to cool down faster. The downside to semi-metallic brakes is that they tend to be noisier and create more dust particles than ceramic brake pads.
Ceramic brake pads are made from copper fibers and a blend of dense ceramics. Though they tend to be more expensive than semi-metallic brake pads, they are typically quieter and produce fewer dust particles. The downside to ceramic brake pads is that they do not handle the heat as well and can cause your braking system to endure more heat for a longer period of time. The team at our Leander auto shop is a group of experts you can trust for all things brakes—no matter what type you need. We’ll make sure you get in, out, and back on the road in no time.