Full-Service Brake Repair & Maintenance
Your vehicle’s braking system plays a key role in the safety and performance of your vehicle. Make sure that it’s always performing at its best and schedule a brake repair or maintenance service with Whitlock Automotive, the trusted brake service experts in Dripping Springs, Texas. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment and the latest service techniques to ensure your braking system is always operating at its best. Whether you need to replace the brake pads or bleed the brake lines, know that our team has you covered.
The Importance of Your Brake Pads
Today’s braking systems come equipped with a wide variety of parts and components designed to optimize performance and protect the system. From the brake disc to the brake lines, there are numerous things you can point to within the system. One component that’s especially important to your control and the overall safety of the braking system are the brake pads. Thes pads are attached to the calipers, which squeeze on the brake disc, and help slow down the disc’s rotation and as a result, your vehicle. These pads are typically constructed with various components that include a rubberized coating. Because of this structure, they are susceptible to wear and tear. Today’s technology has allowed these pads to last longer than ever, but unfortunately, these components will need to be replaced at some point. Failure to do so can lead to significant damage to the system and extensive repairs.
How can you identify when the brake pads need to be replaced ? The easiest way to know when the brake pads need to be replaced is to listen to the brakes! You specifically want to listen for squeaking/squealing and grinding. If you hear squeaking/squealing, that indicates the brake pads are at their minimum thickness. No damage has been done to the system yet, but we recommend a service at your earliest convenience. If you hear grinding, that lets you know the pads have fully worn out, and there’s metal-on-metal contact between the calipers and brake disc. This can cause significant damage to the system, and we recommend service as soon as possible!
Visit Us Today!
For your vehicle to perform at its safest, it must have a properly functioning braking system. Make sure you have full control of your vehicle and schedule a brake service with Whitlock Automotive, the trusted brake service specialist in Dripping Springs, Texas. Our ASE Certified technicians have extensive knowledge of a vehicle’s braking system and can quickly identify the root of the problem and fix it. Using state-of-the-art equipment and resources, they’ll also make sure the best parts go into the system so that you can experience peak performance!
Schedule a service with our team and give us a call at 512-858-2796, our team is always ready to help you. If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by our shop on 3996 E. HWY 290 West and schedule a brake service in person! We can’t wait to provide you with the safest version of your vehicle!