805-379-4040 | 476 Los Angeles Avenue STE A1-A3 Moorpark, CA 93021

AUTONET TV

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Posted November 6, 2022 11:50 AM

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”

That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Thousand Oaks driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Niel's Auto Service will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.

Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Niel's Auto Service in Thousand Oaks right away. Here are some symptoms for Thousand Oaks drivers to watch for:

  • Low or spongy brake pedal
  • Hard brake pedal
  • A brake warning light that stays on
  • Constantly squealing or grinding brakes
  • Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes

If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Niel's Auto Service .

There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that's attached to the axle. Calipers straddle the rotor, kind of like the brakes on a bicycle.

Drum brakes are most common on back wheels. Both types have pads or shoes that press against the brakes and slow the vehicle. Brake pads and shoes are made out of very tough material to withstand the heat and force generated when stopping your vehicle. Eventually, they wear out with use and become too thin and need to be replaced at Niel's Auto Service. 

If the brake pads wear away completely, you can damage the rotors. The calipers can grind grooves in the rotor. Then the rotor must either be resurfaced or replaced. That's not only expensive but also dangerous because your vehicle won't stop as quickly. Sometimes rotors warp or crack and must be replaced.

A brake service at Niel's Auto Service will also include a check of your brake fluid. When the brakes are applied, the pressure in the fluid activates the brake pads or shoes. Not enough fluid means not enough pressure to brake properly. Also, water builds up in the brake fluid over time, which leads to corrosion, leaks and brake damage, and with hard use, the brakes could severely fade or even fail. Thousand Oaks  drivers should change the brake fluid when their  vehicle manufacturer recommends to avoid these problems.

Come in to Niel's Auto Service for an brake inspection before damage occurs. You can call ahead for an appointment by calling 805-379-4040.

Niel's Auto Service
49 Taylor Ct Ste B
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-379-4040
http://www.nielsautoservice.net



Search



Archive

September 2018 (16)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)
June 2020 (4)
July 2020 (4)
August 2020 (5)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (5)
November 2021 (4)
December 2021 (4)
January 2022 (6)
February 2022 (4)
March 2022 (4)
April 2022 (4)
May 2022 (5)
June 2022 (4)
July 2022 (5)
August 2022 (4)
September 2022 (4)
October 2022 (5)
November 2022 (4)

Categories

Air Conditioning (5)Alignment (4)Alternator (2)Auto Safety (2)Automotive News (4)Battery (6)Brake Service (1)Brakes (10)Cabin Air Filter (3)Check Engine Light (1)Cooling System (8)Customer Detective Work (1)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (1)Diesel Maintenance (1)Differential Service (1)Drive Train (6)Emergency Items (1)Engine Air Filter (1)Exhaust (6)Fluids (7)Fuel Economy (4)Fuel System (21)Headlamps (2)Inspection (2)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (1)Maintenance (25)Monitoring System (3)Oil Change (2)Older Vehicles (3)Parts (5)Safe Driving (1)Safety (4)Serpentine Belt (2)Service Intervals (4)Service Standards (7)Shocks & Struts (3)Steering (3)Suspension (2)Timing Belt (3)Tires and Wheels (27)Transmission (1)Water Pump (1)What Customers Should Know (32)Wheel Bearings (1)Windshield Wipers (5)