Hilliard's Brake Service Shop

Regular service is essential for maintaining the safety and performance of a vehicle's braking system. Pickups Plus Cars offer brake inspections, pad replacements, rotor resurfacing or replacement, and brake fluid flushes.

Regular brake inspections help identify wear and tear on brake components, ensuring that any issues are addressed before they compromise your safety. Brake pad replacements and rotor services create optimal stopping power and prevent damage to other brake components. Brake fluid flushes help maintain the fluid's integrity, preventing brake fade and ensuring responsive braking. Professional brake services are crucial for promoting driver and passenger safety and reducing the risk of accidents.

Pickups Plus Cars Brakes

  • Brake Inspection Services

    Brake inspections involve a thorough examination of the entire braking system to assess its condition and identify potential issues. Professional technicians inspect brake pads, rotors, calipers, brake lines, and other components for wear, damage, or signs of malfunction. Regular brake inspections are crucial for detecting problems early and ensuring the continued safety and performance of the braking system.

  • Brake Pad Replacement

    Brake pad replacement involves removing worn brake pads and installing new ones. Brake pads wear down over time due to friction with the rotors, and timely replacement is essential to maintain effective braking. High-quality brake pads ensure reliable stopping power, reduce brake noise, and minimize wear on other brake components.

  • Rotor Resurfacing or Replacement

    Rotor resurfacing or replacement services address issues with the brake rotors, which can become scored or warped over time. Resurfacing involves machining the rotor's surface to eliminate imperfections so it rubs evenly against the brake pad, and replacement is necessary if the rotors are dramatically warped. Smooth and properly functioning rotors are crucial for even brake pad wear and consistent braking performance.

  • Brake Fluid Flush and Replacement

    Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated with moisture and debris, leading to decreased brake performance. Flushing the brake fluid involves removing the old fluid and replacing it with fresh, clean fluid, ensuring proper hydraulic pressure within the braking system. Regular brake fluid maintenance contributes to responsive braking and extends the life of braking components.

Common Brake Questions

  • How often should I have my brakes inspected?

    Brake inspections should be part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine. It's recommended to have your brakes inspected at least once a year or more frequently if you notice any signs of brake issues, such as squeaking, grinding noises, or reduced braking performance.
  • What are the signs that my brake pads need replacement?

    Signs that your brake pads may need replacement include squeaking or grinding noises when braking, reduced brake responsiveness, or a longer stopping distance. Additionally, some vehicles have wear indicators that produce a screeching sound when the brake pads are nearing the end of their life. If you notice any of these signs, it's crucial to have your brake pads inspected and replaced promptly.
  • How long do brake pads and rotors typically last?

    The lifespan of brake pads and rotors varies based on driving habits, vehicle type, and environmental conditions. On average, brake pads may last between 30,000 to 70,000 miles, while rotors can last longer, often up to 70,000 to 100,000 miles or more. However, these are general estimates, and individual experiences may vary. Regular brake inspections can help determine the condition of your brake components and when replacement is necessary.
  • Can I drive with a pulsating brake pedal?

    A pulsating or vibrating brake pedal is often a sign of warped brake rotors. While it is possible to drive with this issue, it's not recommended. Warped rotors can lead to uneven brake pad wear and compromised braking performance. If you experience a pulsating brake pedal, it's advisable to have your brakes inspected and the issue addressed promptly.

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