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What Happens During a Brake Inspection?

If your brakes are not working properly, your vehicle should not be on the road. It is a simple as that. Brakes are among the most important safety features on your car. Each year, bad brakes lead to many accidents in Texas and around the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that brake problems are the second most common mechanical issue to cause traffic accidents. Only tires and wheel problems cause more crashes each year.

To protect yourself, your family, and your vehicle, you need to make sure that your brakes are in great condition. At Elite RV & Car Care, our Humble, TX brake technicians are proud to serve customers throughout the region. We want to make sure your brakes are working properly. Here, we highlight some of the key issues that our auto mechanics will assess during your brake inspection.

Four Things We Look At During a Comprehensive Brake Inspection

Brake Pads

Regular brake pad inspection is necessary to ensure the best possible functioning of your car. One of the things that makes brake pad wear so tricky to assess for non-professionals is that it varies widely from vehicle to vehicle. How brake pads wear out depends heavily on each individual driver. Our auto mechanics will closely inspect your brake pads and make sure that they are still in top-quality condition and replace them if necessary.

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes refer to the part of your vehicle that uses calipers to squeeze the brake pads in order to bring your car to a stop. By squeezing the pads, a considerable amount of friction is created. Disc brakes can be complicated, and their precise setup can vary from vehicle to vehicle. It is critical that your disc brakes are still in good condition. If any part of your disc brakes is worn out, such as a warped or corroded brake rotor, it could lead to major problems down the road.

Brake Lines

In the simplest terms, your car’s brake line connects your brake pedal to the master braking system and, ultimately, to the brake pads on each wheel. In some cases, a car’s brake pads and disc brakes will be in good shape, but the brake line will have issues. Your brake line should never be overlooked during an inspection. Our Humble, TX auto mechanics always conduct a complete brake inspection including brake lines and connections.

Brake Fluid Change

Brake fluid is a hydraulic liquid that allows a vehicle’s braking system to actually work at the optimal level. Like all vehicle fluids, brake fluid can eventually go bad. It is highly recommended that you have your car’s brake fluid flushed and changed at regular intervals. You should always consult with the guidance from the manufacturer. Though, as a general rule, automakers typically recommend a brake fluid change every 15,000 to 20,000 miles. 

Schedule Your Auto Repair Appointment Today

At Elite RV & Car Care, our skilled brake service technicians are committed to providing top-quality automotive care. To request your brake service appointment, please contact our auto mechanics today at (281) 812-3085. Our shop is located in Humble, TX, and we serve vehicle owners throughout the region, including in Harmaston, Kingwood, and Atascocita. We look forward to assisting you!

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