Brake Repair: Murray

Technician doing repair and maintenance on brake rotorBrakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle, as it enables you to navigate safely and stop when needed. Our technicians at Master Muffler in Murray are exceptionally trained and experienced in all brake-related issues with your vehicle. Stop in for a brake inspection, today!

How Brakes Function

Your brakes are able to turn the kinetic energy of your vehicle into friction to make it slow down and stop. This is accomplished with two main types of brake systems in today’s vehicles, disc brakes and drum brakes.

Drum brakes use a wheel cylinder and brake shoes to stop by pressuring the shoes against the drum of the cylinder to create friction, which stops your car. Disc brakes use brake pads that push into each other when you activate the brake system. The compression of disc brakes enables your car to stop and start smoothly.

Warning Signs of Brake Problems

If your brakes start having problems, it isn’t too difficult to figure out what they are. Here are some of the signs of faulty or malfunctioning brakes:
  • Grinding Noises: Grinding or screeching noises when you are braking means that the brake pads have started to wear away, and need to be replaced.
  • Pedal and Wheel Vibrations: Your brakes may be out of alignment in some ways, and the first sign of this is if you feel shaking in the brake pedal or steering wheel when you try to stop.
  • Burning Smells: Burning smells may be caused by a variety of things, but are commonly associated with brake problems, such as overheating.
  • Pressure Loss: If your brake pedal isn’t actively resisting you when you stop, then something may be wrong with the master cylinder, which means that your brakes aren’t as reactive as they need to be.
  • Brake Light Indicator: Some vehicles have a brake light indicator on the dashboard, which means the vehicle’s computer has found an issue within the brake system.

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(801) 305-3575

Man repairing and maintaining brake rotor

Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle and they are in constant use. Utah has extreme seasonal changes, so it is imperative to make sure your brakes are always in great shape. If you aren't sure how to check your brakes, then bring them into us for a full inspection. Whether your brakes are making sounds or you're just trying to get ready for the coming seasons: We'll make sure your taken care of.

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