Are you having an issue with your car’s brake system? Bring it to the professionals at Cottman of Cincinnati! Our team has years of experience working with all types of brake systems in the form of inspection, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair.
Why Brake Maintenance Is Important
The last thing you want is for your brakes to fail while driving. The best way to combat this is preventative maintenance and routine inspection. We recommend visiting us for a visual inspection of the brake system at least once a year, or every 25,000 miles. Certain brake components wear over time, and this gives us the chance to check that all are in good condition. Maintaining proper brake fluid levels is an additional aspect of brake service, as brake fluid absorbs moisture in the system. Low levels force more strain on the system to operate, and the leftover moisture can lead to freezing, boiling, or rusting, creating even more problems and the need for brake repair. Clean fluid is equally important. To rectify dirty fluid, we can bleed the system. The process is simple: we connect a pressure bleeder to the system, open the brake bleeders, and bleed the old fluid until it flows clean. Once all is flushed, the fluid is clean again.
Schedule Brake Repair Today
We can’t underestimate the importance of brakes enough at Cottman of Cincinnati. When your car needs brake work, turn to our auto shop serving Cincinnati. We are located at 665 Batavia Pike. Consult our team at 513-688-7522 to learn more!
Brake Repair Services
We know brakes through and through. Rest assured your car is in capable, trained hands when you bring it to Cottman of Cincinnati. We regularly work with all brake systems, including disc brakes, drum brakes, anti-lock brakes, and emergency brakes, and are familiar with the common problems of each. Brake issues often involve a leaking brake line or master cylinder, loose bleeder valve, worn brake pads or shoes, failing caliper seal, and faulty anti-lock brake system. It’s important to be diligent about timely brake repair. Not only does it ensure your safety on the road, but it also helps prevent further damage in the system (and, therefore, more costs). For example, if brake pads wear down too much, metal-on-metal friction starts to occur with the rotors. This can then result in overheating or system failure.
Signs of Brake Problems
When it comes to your brake system, indicators of a brake repair problem are often easy to distinguish from normal driving operating. A brake pedal that feels soft or spongy, or that travels low to the floor to brake, signals brake troubles, as are a grinding sensation and vibration when engaging the brakes. If your vehicle pulls to one side or the other without your input, the wheels lock up when braking, or it’s difficult to get moving once releasing the brakes, we encourage you to visit us. The earlier you do, the sooner we can catch and fix the problem before it snowballs into a larger, more severe, more expensive repair. We follow manufacturer guidelines when performing car service and use top-notch parts for all brake repair jobs. We’ll even test drive your car and ensure the system is in top-working order before sending you out back on the road.