Brakes

Hearing heavy grinding or squealing? Don't wait! Have your brakes checked at Minor Tire & Wheel Inc..

Having brake problems and live in the Decatur, AL area?  Well look no further than Minor Tire & Wheel! Your brakes are one of the most important safety components on your vehicle. The brake system is housed next to each of the wheels and includes linings, rotors, and brake pads. Since properly functioning brakes are vital to safe driving, it is essential that you pay attention brake problem symptoms.

Let Minor Tire & Wheel in Decatur, AL handle all your brake repair needs.  Should you have questions on how your brakes should be working, don't hesistate to give us a call!

Symptoms indicating your brakes may need service:

  • Brake warning light illuminated
  • Heavy grinding or squealing
  • Loss of brake pedal - goes further to the floor than normal, feels spongy or pulsates

Our expert technicians will:

  • Inspect hardware and components
  • If needed replace worn brake pads or shoes with new, high quality replacements
  • Resurface or replace rotors if needed

It is imperative not to wait if you suspect problems with the brakes on your vehicle. We will provide a thorough inspection of your brake system, perform any necessary services, and have you safely back on the road in no time.Contact us today to schedule a service!

How do vehicle braking systems work?

There two standard types of brake systems in today's vehicles - drum brakes and disc brakes. Drum brake systems incorporate brake shoes that push out against a spinning brake drum that is attached to the wheel. This action slows the car by means of friction. More common are disc brakes, which incorporate the use of brake pads to squeeze a spinning disc rotor that is attached to the wheel.

Since both systems function by creating friction, brake parts are subject to a great deal of wear. Our professionals have the experience and knowledge to evaluate the degree of wear and determine whether replacement is necessary.

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