Expert Brake Services & Repairs in Clovis, California
It’s tempting to ignore those strange noises coming from your brakes. You have a busy day, and it would disrupt your schedule to take your car in for brake services and a possible brake repair. But your safety is too important to wait.
Stopping your vehicle when you press on the brake can be a matter of life or death. If you hear grinding or squealing, don’t ignore it. If the car vibrates when you brake, set an appointment to have it checked out. Goodguys auto shop in Clovis offers complete brake services and repairs.
Free Brake Inspections at Goodguys
Our brake specialists are ASE-certified and are experienced, professional mechanics. They will inspect your car’s brake system at our Clovis brake shop at no charge. This diagnostic inspection will include:
- Brake rotors
- Brake pads
- Brake shoes
- Brake calipers
- Brake lines and hoses
- Master cylinder, including the piston assembly and brake fluid
Rely on Goodguys for Expert Brake Repairs
If the brake inspection indicates a need for brake repairs, large or small, there is no need to search for another brake repair shop. Goodguys can take care of everything from warranty service work to major repairs or replacements.
- Brake fluid flush and replacement
- Resurfacing of brake drums and/or rotors (where applicable)
- Brake shoes and/or brake pad replacement
- Lubrication of the brake calipers and related hardware
- Inspecting and repacking wheel bearings (if applicable)
This kind of regular attention to your car’s brake system will extend the life of the system and keep your brakes safe and reliable. We offer competitive pricing so you get the best prices every time you bring your vehicle to Goodguys in Clovis for service or repair.
Preventative Maintenance for All Your Vehicles
Cars and trucks represent a major financial investment today. Goodguys wants to help by keeping them running and road-worthy. We work with you to keep your vehicle in top condition and on the road as long as possible.
Most industry experts recommend a brake check every 6,000 miles (or 6 months). There are other factors that affect that schedule, too:
- Your driving habits
- The kind of brake pads being used
- The conditions where you drive
- How much you drive
Check with our service staff for their advice on a schedule, based on their knowledge of your car.
Most Common Signs of Brake Trouble
These are the most common red flags for brake problems:
- The brake light has illuminated on the dash
- You hear new sounds like squealing, grinding or thumping
- Reduced resistance is apparent when the brake pedal is pressed
- The vehicle is pulling to one side or the other while braking
- Yellow brake fluid is leaking under your vehicle
- There is more or different vibration in the brake pedal when it is pressed
- The vehicle takes much longer to come to a stop
Don’t wait to book an appointment online at our Clovis location right away. Your safety comes first!
Clovis Brake Shop FAQs
How does my brake system work?
The moment you press down on your vehicle’s brake pedal, your brake system activates. When that happens, a lever connected to that pedal gets pushed into a cylinder full of hydraulic brake fluid. The resulting pressure forces the fluid through the brake lines and into each wheel’s brake calipers. As a result, the pistons at the calipers are actuated and start squeezing the brake pads against the rotors. The friction created by this process is what slows or stops your car.
Since the brake system is so intricate, you must get it checked regularly. The team at Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair specializes in brake repair. For brake pad replacement or brake repair in Clovis, choose us for the job and schedule an appointment today!
What does it mean to “turn” brake rotors?
How can I extend the lifespan of my brake pads and rotors?
To work towards accomplishing this goal, you can:
- Drive with one foot. If your right foot is still on your gas pedal, you shouldn’t use your left foot to brake. Using your brakes while the accelerator is active requires your brake system to work much harder rather than braking when there’s no pressure on the accelerator.
- Follow the speed limit. Sudden stops can quickly wear down your braking system.
- Watch out for traffic. One great way to avoid the need to slam on the brakes is to keep a distance between your car and other vehicles. That’s because braking more gradually gives your engine a chance to decelerate, putting less pressure on the brake system.
- Avoid driving with heavy loads. The more weight there is in your vehicle, the harder your brake system will need to work.
- Get regular brake inspections. If one or more of your brake components are worn out, it will put extra pressure on other components in your brake system. Allowing us to check your brakes regularly (and providing any brake pad replacement or brake repair services you may need) will prevent this from happening. To get a bargain on your brake work, take a look at our selection of brake specials.
What does it mean when my brake warning light turns on?
When your brake warning light activates, it’s time to take your car to the nearest qualified brake shop. This light can indicate all kinds of issues with your brakes, some of which are very serious. Some reasons why your brake light can turn on include:
- Leaving your parking brake on
- Trouble with your anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Low brake fluid levels
- Problems with one or multiple brake sensors
- Electrical issues