Marigold ServiceVictoria Brake Repair

Your vehicle might be in need of brake repair if you experience the following while braking:

  • You hear squealing
  • Your steering wheel vibrates
  • Your car veers to one side

These signs your vehicle sends you about potential brake issues, are most often caused by worn brake pads or excessive wear on your rotors. Other typical repairs result from uneven brake wear, a fluid leak or a malfunctioning caliper.

When your car gives you these signs, it is time to visit Marigold Service for an inspection. Putting off regular servicing could lead to brake failure and more expensive repairs in the future.

Types of Braking Systems

There are two main types of vehicle braking systems:

Disc brakes: Comprised of a rotor attached to the wheel hub directly, the hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder causes the caliper to squeeze the pads on either side of the rotor, and the resistance caused by this stops the vehicle.

Drum brakes: Comprised of brake shoes inside a drum that are mounted to the wheel hub, the hydraulic pressure in a drum system causes the shoes to press against the drum, stopping the vehicle.

In addition, vehicles have emergency brakes, which bypass your vehicle’s hydraulic system and use cables to compress the shoes or pads on your vehicle to ‘lock’ the rear wheels.  Most vehicles also have ABS, or anti-lock braking systems. ABS works by ‘pumping’ your brakes repeatedly when the sensor detects wheel locking, which is extremely helpful in slippery conditions.  Rather than holding the pedal down and locking the wheels, which will cause your vehicle to lose traction and steering ability, the ABS will ‘pump’ the brakes and improve traction, allowing you to retain control.

Marigold Service technicians have extensive experience with all types of braking systems including disc, drum, emergency and anti-lock.

Regular Brake Maintenance

During a brake inspection, our technicians perform the following:

  • check your brake fluid and moisture levels
  • ensure your calipers, pins, and sliders are all in working order
  • check that your rotors are smooth and not worn down unevenly
  • we’ll measure the thickness of your pads
  • lubricate the moving parts in the system.

If we detect any issues during inspection, we’ll explain them to you in detail and provide recommendations for next steps. We suggest having your braking system checked every 6 to 12 months, to ensure your brakes are performing optimally.

Your Victoria Brake Experts

Brakes are one of the most important components of your car or truck, so don’t take any chances. We service all makes & models, including right-hand drive, vintage, and high-performance muscle cars.  Whether you require new brake pads, rotors, brake fluid, or just need a quick check-up, bring your vehicle to Marigold Service and let us show you why we’re known for our exceptional service.