Serving Plano, Texas and surrounding areas
Having brakes that work properly is a must. If you have noticed a problem with your brakes such as they are making a squealing or squeaking noise, or they are not stopping your car as quickly as they should, it’s time to bring your car into the highly skilled certified technicians at AAMCO in Plano, Texas.
We don’t want you driving your car if you feel there’s something wrong with your brakes, as the result could be deadly. We have the most advanced diagnostic technology available, so we are able to specifically pinpoint the problem in your brake system and then devise a plan to fix it. We will provide you a detailed estimate of the work necessary to fix your brake problem, and we’ll keep you updated every step of the way, so there are no surprises when it comes time to pay for the work.
Get Your Brakes Fixed at AAMCO in Plano
Brakes are a crucial safety feature on your vehicle, and if you don’t get them serviced on a regular basis, you are putting yourself, your passengers, and everyone else around you at risk. Also, if brakes are not replaced when they’ve worn down, you can expect costlier repairs down the road. At AAMCO Transmission and Automotive Repair of Plano, we not only fix transmissions. We can fix your brakes, and if you’re not sure they need to be fixed, we can inspect them and determine if they need servicing to avoid major repairs in the future.
Inspect Your Brakes
If you’d like to check your own brakes, here are some tips to help you:
Visual inspection of your brake pads is something you can at home. Your car’s brake pads should be more than ¼ inch thick. At ¼ inch thick, it’s time to get them replaced. If they are less than ¼ inch thick, then you need to get them replaced immediately because driving on worn brakes may damage your rotors.
Listen to your brakes when you come to a stop. Squeaking often means your brakes may need to be recalibrated or realigned. Scraping or metallic grinding is the worst sound—this means that your brake pads are worn away and you are beginning to damage to the rotors. When this happens, you will at least have to have your rotors machined to smooth them down, and if the wear is really extensive, they may have to be replaced.
Feel your brakes every time you stop. If you have to press harder on the brake pedal than is comfortable to stop your car, or if you have to depress the pedal nearly to the floor to get your brakes to engage, you need to come to AAMCO in Plano as soon as possible.
If your brake light comes on and stays on, there’s a reason for that. Don’t drive around with a brake light on; that could lead to much more extensive repairs.
Regular Brake Inspection and Service
We suggest you have your brakes checked every year to make sure they’re in good working condition, to ensure your safety and to avoid expensive repairs in the future. Our technicians will check all parts of your brakes including:
- Hydraulic fluids
- Rotor/drum wear
- Calipers and wheel cylinders
- Brake hardware
- Hoses and lines
- Master cylinder
- Anti-lock system
An AAMCO Brake System evaluation includes the following:
- A thorough inspection of your car’s entire brake system
- Replacement of worn brakes shoes and brake pads
- Wheel bearings repacked as needed
- Lubrication for certain components
- Rotor and drum resurfacing (may need replacement if
wear is extensive)
- Replacement of other components based initial inspection of your brakes
- Replace old brake fluid with new brake fluid
- Adjust parking brake
- Road test to ensure the entire braking system is operating properly
AAMCO backs up all brake work with a nationwide warranty, so no matter where you are in the U.S., if you need a repair, simply find an AAMCO shop, and your car will be fixed at no cost to you if as long as it’s under warranty.