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Brake Service & Repair

Hartville Brake Service

Brakes are one of the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again.

Your Vehicle's Brake System
Five major components of you car's brake system that can require service

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Master Cylinder

The master cylinder, the heart of the vehicle’s braking system, holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If brake fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered, and the brake pads will become ruined.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty brake fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally.

Brake Lines

The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.

Rotors / Drums

Vehicles will typically have either rotors (disc brakes) or drums (drum brakes). This is what the brake pads rub against to create the friction to stop your car. With enough force, these can be damaged, resulting in squealing or grinding.

Brake Pads

The brake pads are pressed against the drums or rotors to slow the movement of the wheel. While made of composite materials designed to last thousands of miles, if you ever hear a grinding or howling noise when you try to stop your car it likely means it is time for new brake pads.

**Routine Inspection

Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.
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How it works

Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials, while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. Some pads have a metal strip attached that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the car is in motion and the brakes are not applied.

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