Are your brakes squeaking, vibrating or grinding? Use our service special to refresh your brake pads, and have confidence in the most important safety feature of your car.
We take pride in diagnosing your brake troubles, providing you with an accurate account of what needs to be repaired/replaced and getting you back on the road, saving you time and money.
What does a Brake service special include?
Are your brake pads low? Are your brakes making a noise? Your brake pads may be near the end of their life. Come in today to get your cars brake pads replaced by our certified automotive technicians. Our brake service special includes:
- Brake pad inspection
- Brake fluid inspection
- Replace front or rear brake pads (discs brakes only; drum brakes not included)
- Adjust, clean and lube bracket slides
- Bleeding of brake lines
- Adjust parking brake
Price $69.95 ($250 value)
- Per-axle pricing (most cars)
- SUV's, Vans & Trucks can be extra.
- Does not include turning of rotors or drums
- Tax & shop supplies not included
- Faster service? Call today to schedule an appointment (916) 638-2700
What are brake pads?
Brake pads are a key brake part because they are the component that touches and applies pressure and squeeze to a vehicle's brake rotors.
Think of a bicycle brake system. The brake pads squeeze the aluminum part of the wheel to slow you down when braking. On a car the brake pads squeeze the rotor to slow you down when braking. Once the wheels stop turning, the vehicle stops moving, too. On a car disc brake system, at each wheel there are 2 brake pads and 1 rotor.
How do you know when your brakes are bad?
Your car brakes help safely avoid accidents with other objects or vehicles on the road making them critical to keep in good working condition. Although we recommend checking your brakes at least once a year, the following symptoms may indicate there is an issue with your brakes worthy of immediate inspection:
- Dashboard brake light on
- Grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
- Vibration, wobbling, shaking
- Brake pedal feels spongy
- Shaking steering wheel
- Leaking fluid
- Burning smell
- Car pulling to on side
- Slow stopping response
If your car is experiencing any of the above, bring your car in for a free disc brake check.
What parts wear on a car brake system?
The brake system in your car or truck is comprised of many components that wear including, brake pads and rotors, drum shoes, cylinders and brake fluid. These items wear with each mile you drive and will need regular inspection, maintenance and replacement.
|Left: New brake pad. Right: Worn down brake pad.|
TIP: Best practice is to check brake pads about once a year, or every time you have your tires rotated.
Call today to schedule an appointment for a brake inspection or service. At A Auto Care we have the right tools, parts and certified technicians to take care of your car service needs. We proudly service Rancho Cordova and all surrounding Sacramento areas. 916-638-2700