Brake Service and Repair in Round Rock, TX
Routine Brake Inspection Services at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive Come to Lamb’s Tire & Automotive in Round Rock for the best brake service near you, both for maintenance to keep your brakes in top condition and for fast repairs when you need them. Most experts recommend a brake check every 6,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first, or more often if you frequently drive in extreme or adverse weather or road conditions. Also check your car’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations on brake inspections. Using the latest technology available, our ASE-Certified technicians will perform a comprehensive inspection of your brakes that will include the following:
If repairs are needed, you will receive a free written quote for the service or repairs your brakes need to keep you safe on the road. Check our coupons page for specials and other ways to save on all our services.
- Check the cylinders
- Inspect all springs and adjusters
- Check wheel bearings and grease seals
- Lubricate the brake calipers
- Machine the drums and rotors
- Replace the shoes and brake pads, if necessary
Signs of Brake Problems The following signs could be indications of brake problems. Schedule an appointment in between routine maintenance checks to make sure your brakes are in proper working order.
By paying attention to your car and following up on signs of trouble, you can save yourself money in expensive repairs later.
- Pulling to one side when braking.
- Squealing, thumping, or grinding or other unusual sounds.
- Vibration or pulsing through the brakes and into the steering wheel.
- Softness in the brake pedal.
- Yellow puddles under the car.
- Warning light for brakes illuminates on dash.
- A high-pitched squeaking when stopping.
- Unusual odors when braking.
Your Driving Habits and Your Brakes Your brakes can be worn faster simply by the type of driving you do every day, as well as by some personal driving habits:
If any of these things describe your driving experience or habits, schedule your brake inspections more frequently.
- Stop-and-go driving.
- Weight in the car.
- Riding the brake.
- Driving in bumper to bumper traffic.
- Aggressive driving
Lamb’s Free Concierge Service As a value-added service to our customers, we will pick your car up (within three miles of our shop) and bring it in for the scheduled repairs or inspection. Upon completion, we will clean and sanitize the car at all contact points and then return the car to you. This free service saves you time in the shop, but it also ensures your safety by keeping you off the road if brake repairs are needed. We pride ourselves on superior service and this is one way we can say “thank you” to you, our valued customer.
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Round Rocks Brake Service FAQs
What makes up the braking system?
Your brake system is composed of a series of different mechanical components that work together to slow your vehicle to a stop. Your brakes consist of:
- Brake pads
- Brake calipers
- Brake drums (if applicable)
- Wheel cylinders
- Brake lines and hoses
- Parking brake cables
- Power brake booster
Through this system of mechanical components, your braking system works to slow your vehicle's momentum. As your brakes are your best defense against an accident on the road, it is crucial to perform regular brake checks and maintenance. There are a lot of elements that make up your brake system
, which means that there is a lot that could go wrong. Having Lamb's Tire & Automotive in Round Rocks perform a brake check regularly can help keep you and your passengers safe on the road and help prevent a disastrous accident from failing brakes.
What is the difference between semi-metallic brake pads and ceramic brake pads?
There are several varieties of brake pads. Composed of a blend of metal and graphite-based lubricant, semi-metallic brake pads are less expensive than ceramic brake pads and will aid in braking more effectively in a broader range of temperatures. They accomplish this because they can endure a higher heat temperature and disperse the heat more effectively as they will cool down more rapidly than ceramic brake pads. The downside to semi-metallic brake pads is that they can often cause more strain on the brake rotors and are typically noisier than ceramic brake pads. Ceramic brake pads are made from ceramic and copper fibers and are generally less noisy than semi-metallic brake pads. Ceramic brake pads produce fewer dust particles and create less wear and tear on the brake components from built-up dust and debris. The downside of ceramic brake pads is that they are not as efficient at dispersing the heat from friction and can make your braking system endure higher temperatures for longer. This exposure can lead to the other components in your brakes wearing out sooner and mean more trips to the brake shop. No matter what brake pads you need for your vehicle, Lamb's Tire & Automotive in Round Rock is your home for brake service and repair. You can trust our team of ASE-Certified mechanics to keep your brakes in check.
Why is my brake check light on?
Several things could cause your brake warning light to be illuminated. Your brake light could be on because:
- Your parking brake is engaged.
- There is an electrical issue.
- You have a faulty sensor.
- Your brake fluid may be low.
- There is an issue with your anti-lock brakes.
While there is usually no need for alarm if your brake check light comes on, you should take it seriously. Your brakes are an essential safety component of your vehicle, and you will want to make sure they are in perfect working order. If you are experiencing any brake issues, book an appointment
today and let the professionals at Lamb's Tire & Automotive handle your brake check and service.
How do brakes work?
The many operations that work together to bring your vehicle to a stop are a series of mechanical processes that occur in rapid succession. First, when you press your brake pedal
, a lever pushes the hydraulic fluid through the brake lines to put pressure on the brake calipers within each wheel. This pressure rapidly forces the brake pads to press against the brake rotors, which causes friction. As this friction rises, it slows your vehicle's momentum and causes your car to slow down and bring it to a stop.