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When you think about your car's brakes, you may not realize that many individual parts are in play; or that the overall braking system is a combination of smaller mechanisms working in concert to stop your vehicle. It's always good to know where to find brake repair near you in case your brake system or any of its components need service or repairs.

Drivers in the Madison, Morristown, and Newark areas can rest assured knowing their brake system and its many parts are in good hands at Jaguar Parsippany. Our team of automotive technicians exercise their expertise using state-of-the-art technology to get any job done. Here you can find brake repair near me information and how to best care for your brakes.

Common Brake Repairs

Your car's brake system uses a lot of parts and mechanisms to slow you down and stop safely. Like any other system, those parts need to be inspected, get maintenance, and occasionally be replaced too. Some of the brake services that our technicians perform most often are:

  • Checking & Refilling Brake Fluid
  • Replacing Brake Pads
  • Inspecting Brake Lines
  • Looking Over the Rotors

Your Brake System

The brakes are designed to counteract the vehicle's movement. When you press down on your brake pedal, the force you apply is multiplied several times throughout the car's hydraulic braking system. The pressure you put on the brake pedal pushes brake fluid through the brake lines and out towards your wheels.

Each one of your wheels has a rotor that spins as you drive. Just above the rotors, there's a set of calipers. These serve as clamps for your rotors. On one side, they're connected to the brake lines. The brake pads are attached to the other. 

Brake pads are the only parts that make contact with the vehicle's wheels. They're designed to create friction when they press against or clamp down on the rotors. This is what actually slows your wheels down. When the brake pads clamp down, they carry the same amount of force that traveled through your brake lines.

Signs Repairs are Needed

You can expect the various parts of your brake system to need an occasional tune-up and replacement. In fact, checking your vehicle's brakes should be a part of your routine servicing schedule, along with oil changes and tire rotations. Be on the lookout for the following warning signs that your brakes need a professional's attention:

  • Sinking Brake Pedal - If your brake pedal feels spongy or less firm when you step down on it, there's a good chance your vehicle is low on brake fluid.
  • Squealing Noise - Every driver has heard squealing or squeaky brakes at some point. Whether it's on your car or one that's passing by, everyone recognizes this sound. While it can happen temporarily after a storm, usually this sound is a sign that you need to get your brake pads replaced.
  • Vibrations When Stopping - Sometimes a rotor can get cracked or warped. If this ever happens to your vehicle, you'll feel it. As you step on the brake, you'll start to feel vibrations in the steering wheel or in your seat.
  • Car Pulls to the Side - If your vehicle drifts to the same side every time you use the brakes, there may be a problem with one of your brake lines. This can indicate that one of them has a blockage or is leaking brake fluid.
  • Dashboard Lights - Most vehicles have dashboard warning lights that alert you when there's a problem with your brakes. If the letters ABS appear inside a circle, it means there's a malfunction with your anti-lock braking system. You can stop using your main brakes, but you should get these looked at right away. If your dashboard shows an exclamation mark in a circle, that means there's a problem with your main brakes. Do not continue driving with faulty brakes. Instead, pull over and call for service.

How Often Do Brakes Need Repairs?

Brake pads can last anywhere from 25,000 to 70,000 miles. It all depends on how you drive. Since there's a wide range that's affected by how you drive, a service technician will look at your brake pads whenever you  visit the service center. They'll be looking at how thick they are to determine whether or not they need to be replaced.

Most maintenance is estimated by mileage. Brake fluid is one of the rare exceptions. If you check the maintenance schedule in your owner's manual, or talk to a technician, they'll suggest that you get new brake fluid every couple of years.  

Schedule a Break Repair at Jaguar Parsippany

If you hear a squealing noise, notice vibrations, or feel a loose brake pedal, your car's brakes may be in need of some attention. Stop by Jaguar Parsippany or check out our online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.

Our automotive technicians are factory-trained and can assist with just about every repair or maintenance need you may have to get you back on the roads of the Madison, Morristown, and Newark regions in no time. We also use genuine Jaguar parts, so you'll be stopping on brake pads that were designed to be the right fit for your model.

Schedule a service appointment with us today or contact us if you have any questions about how your brakes work and keep you safe.