Excalibur Brake Services
Worried about your brakes? Bring it in! We'll fully inspect all the components of your vehicle's braking system, and let you know what we find. If components need to be repaired or replaced, we'll let you know exactly what, why, and how much it will cost to fix.
We perform complete brake diagnosis, repair and replacement services:
- Brake Pads & Shoes
- Anti-Lock Brake Systems
- Power Brakes
- Disc Brakes
- Drum Brakes
- Parking Brakes
How Brakes Work
When you push the brake pedal, the force generates hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder. This pressure flows through the hydraulic lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and calipers, forcing the shoes against the drums (drum brakes) and the pads against the rotors (disc brakes). The resulting friction slows the vehicle and is relative to the amount of force applied at the brake pedal.
Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need replacement. Avoid letting your brakes get to the “metal-to-metal” point, which usually means expensive rotor or drum replacement.
Want your brakes to last longer? Avoid hard stops. And don't skimp on supplies: higher quality brake pads and shoes last longer.
Signs of Brake Trouble
The following signs and symptoms of brake problems require prompt attention:
- Light: dashboard Brake Service light is illuminated
- Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking
- Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging
- Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage
- Noise: screeching, grinding, or clicking noises when applying the brakes
- Smell: unusual odor when braking
- Grabbing brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal
- Fluid: repeatedly need to add brake fluid
- Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions
- Shaking: steering wheel shakes during braking