Brake Shop

Our Brake Shop provides repair and replacement services for all types of car brakes. Whether your vehicle is equipped with a drum, disc, or anti-lock brakes, our technicians can diagnose and repair your vehicle’s brakes. Don’t go through whining, squealing, grinding, or ticking brakes each day. Stop by or Brake Shop and see what services we can provide to help you be safer and quieter on the road.

Types of Brakes

Drum Brakes

Depending on what kind of car your drive, your vehicle will be equipped with a specific style of brakes. The oldest brakes that are not as common anymore are drum brakes. Drum brakes are attached to the inside of the car’s wheel. When you push on the brake, the drum brakes extend to brake shoes to cause friction along with the drum and slow the vehicle down.

If your car has drum brakes that are getting old, the best service normally replaces the brakes with new drum brakes.

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Disc Brakes

Disc Brakes are very common in a lot of today’s cars. Disc breaks consist of a rotor attached to the wheel, two calipers poised on either side of the rotor, and brake pads on the calipers. As you press down the brake in the car, the calipers pinch the brake pads on either side of the rotor to slow the vehicle down.

There are several services involved in disc brake repairs. The brake pads often need to be replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 miles. Replacing the brake pads is the most common disc brake service. However, other repairs may need to be done with the rotors.

Rotors can get too hot and warp when a driver rides the break down a hill for a long period, or they can get dirty from wet or muddy driving conditions. If your disc brakes vibrate when you press the brake pedal, you may need your rotors to be turned or replaced. Turning the rotors is grinding and cleaning the rotors, so they do not grind or vibrate any longer. If turning the rotors is ineffective, new rotors are used to replace the old or damaged ones.

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)

Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) provide an added perk to your typical disc or drum brake system. ABS brakes have sensors that help stop the brakes from locking up or sliding. ABS brakes are especially useful for wet and snowy conditions that we can get in Vernal in the cold months.

Most new cars come equipped with ABS. These anti-lock brakes are generally used on a disc brake with the added anti-lock sensors and motors. Whether your ABS works on disc or drum brakes, things like the drums, brake pads, and rotors will still need to be monitored and replaced. But, the ABS will also be monitored and tested to function properly.

Emergency/Parking Brakes

A vehicle’s emergency brake or parking brake is used when the brake pedal fails or in the case of parking at an angle, to help ensure the wheels will not move. Here at Dan’s Tire Service, our techs can also inspect and repair your vehicle’s emergency or parking brake.

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