Your vehicle's most important safety feature!
Simply put, if your brakes are not functioning properly, then you, your family, and others on the road are at serious risk of a collision. This is probably the single most important safety feature on your car!
This is why EPR offers free brake inspections. We can check your brakes quickly, even during a routine oil change or during any service appointment!
If you think there is something wrong with your brakes, or if they don’t seem to be working properly, or if they are making noise – it is critical that you schedule an inspection and repair with a trusted mechanic right away.
Our Free Brake Inspection Service
We make sure to check every customer’s brakes as part our courtesy inspection. During a brake inspection, we don’t just inspect your brake pads, we examine the rotors and the brake fluid too, to be sure that your brakes are functioning as they should and that there are no warning signs of problems.
Common indicators of a brake problem include
- Noisy brakes – squeaking or screeching sounds
- A burning smell when the brakes are applied
- A rhythmic pulsing, or rumbling or vibration in the steering wheel, especially when you are applying the brakes
- The need to press the brake harder than usual to slow down or stop
Other Signs of Trouble
However, there are many other less obvious signs that your brakes may need attention.
- Your brake pedal seems to be spongy or presses farther to the floor than usual
- Your vehicle pulls to the right or left when you brake
- Your steering wheel is shaking
- Your car is wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds
- It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles since the last time your brakes were inspected
- You’re near or past the number of miles your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends between brake fluid exchanges
- The brake warning light on your dashboard comes on and stays on
- Your vehicle requires longer distances to stop than it used to
- The brake pedal responds slowly
If you are experiencing any of these signs in your vehicle, EPR is ready to help! Please give us a call today.
Brake Services – Repair and Replacement
Brakes are designed to wear out. The pads rub on the brake disk to stop your car, so worn pads are the first part to check if you are experiencing any braking problems. Brake pad replacement is the most common repair job for automotive brake systems, but it is not the only thing that might be needed.
What will my brake service include?
Beyond pads, there are other items to be included in a brake service. Depending on the results of the braking system evaluation, you might need:
- Brake rotors / drums resurfaced
- Brake fluid flush & replacement
- Brake caliper & rotor re-alignment
- Brake caliper replacement
- Brake hose replacement
- Brake master cylinder replacement
Regardless of the problem, we’ll have your brakes fixed and road-safe very quickly and at a reasonable price!