Brake Services & Repairs in Fresno, CA

You hear a grinding noise coming from your car’s wheels but you have a busy day ahead. It can wait, right? Although it’s tempting to put it off brake service until a more convenient time, your safety is too important. Some of the first signs of brake trouble are grinding, squealing, and increased vibrations when you attempt to brake. Don’t ignore these signs; go online or call the Fresno location of Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair and make an appointment for our expert brake services as quickly as you can. 

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Goodguys Offers Free Brake Inspections

Our ASE-certified brake specialists will inspect your car’s brake system at our Fresno brake shop at no charge. Our thorough inspection will include:

  • Brake rotors
  • Brake pads
  • Brake shoes
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake system lines and hoses
  • Master cylinder, with the piston assembly and brake fluid

Searching for the best brake repair in Fresno? View our locations and get directions to Goodguys auto repair shop in Fresno! And before you arrive for your appointment, check out our coupons and specials for great savings on our services.

Trust Goodguys for Expert Brake Repairs

There is no need to search for another brake repair shop once your inspection is completed. Our expert technicians have experience in everything from warranty preventative service work to major repairs or replacements. 

In addition to our brake inspections, we also offer:

  • Brake flush and replacement
  • Resurfacing of brake drums and/or rotors (where applicable)
  • Installation of new, premium-grade brake shoes and/or pads
  • Lubrication of the brake calipers and related hardware
  • Inspecting and repacking wheel bearings (if applicable)

Regular attention will extend the life of your vehicle’s brake system and keep your brakes reliable. Plus, we offer competitive pricing to make sure you get the best prices every time you need our assistance.

Regular Preventative Maintenance For Your Cars and Trucks

By pinpointing problems early, we can work with you to keep it on the road as long as possible. Cars and trucks represent a major financial investment on your part; our part is to keep them running and road-worthy.

Most auto experts recommend a brake check every 6,000 miles (or 6 months). But there are other factors that affect that schedule:

  • Your driving habits
  • The type of brake pads on the vehicle
  • The conditions where you drive
  • How much you drive

If you aren’t sure how often to schedule a brake inspection, check with our service staff.

Watch For These Signs of Brake Trouble

Pay attention to these red flags: 

  • 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 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

If you notice any of these indicators of brake problems, don’t hesitate to book an appointment online at our Fresno location now.

Fresno Brake Shop FAQs

How do my car brakes work?

Your car’s braking process involves several steps, all of which begin when you push down on the brake pedal. Once that happens, a lever connected to the pedal is forced into a cylinder full of hydraulic brake fluid. The resulting pressure pushes this fluid through your vehicle’s brake lines and reaches the brake calipers on your wheels. Once that happens, the pistons in these calipers are actuated, squeezing the brake pads against the brake rotors. The subsequent friction is what stops or slows down your car.

Since the braking system is so intricate, you should have it looked at regularly to make sure it’s still in full working order. The ASE-certified technicians at Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair know what to look for when doing brake inspections and can take care of any brake repairs you need. To give your brakes the attention they deserve, schedule an appointment today.

What does “turning” my vehicle’s brake rotors mean?

Rotors are a crucial part of your braking system, but they need to be in good condition to do their job correctly. These brake components can wear out over time and warp due to heat created by the braking process. To counteract these issues, rotors can sometimes be resurfaced or “turned.” Rotors that can be “turned” are put on a lathe and then cut, creating a smooth surface that is more effective at generating friction. If you’re unsure whether we can “turn” your rotors or whether it’s time for rotor replacement, let our team check these components for you.

Can I extend the lifespan of my vehicle’s brake pads and rotors?

You can do a few things to help your braking system last longer. These steps include:

  • Not using both feet while driving. Braking with the left foot while your right foot is still on the gas pedal can put stress on your brakes.
  • Following the speed limit. This allows you to avoid making sudden stops at high speeds, which is taxing on your braking system.
  • Watching out for traffic. You’ll put much less pressure on your brakes when you have enough time and space to let your engine decelerate while braking.
  • Not driving with heavy loads. If your vehicle is carrying extra weight, it will require more power to brake, which increases pressure on the brake system.
  • Getting regular brake inspections. Worn braking components can make it difficult for the rest of the system to do its job. By letting us inspect this system regularly and replace parts as needed, you can keep your brakes in optimal condition. To save money on routine maintenance, take a look at our auto repair coupons.

Why did my brake warning light turn on?

Your brake warning light can activate for all sorts of reasons, such as:

  • Leaving your parking brake on.
  • Problems with your anti-lock braking system.
  • Low brake fluid levels.
  • Brake sensor failures.
  • Electrical issues.

No matter what caused your brake warning light to turn on, it needs professional attention. Take your car to your nearest Goodguys shop right away!

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