At Taylor Automotive, we’ve been working on all makes and models of vehicles for almost 40 years. We have a reputation in Sanford, North Carolina as the independent, veteran-owned shop that prioritizes customer service and offers transparent pricing. We have a standard 36-month/36,000-mile warranty for all services so you can feel confident that if you experience any issues with our repair, we will make it right. With multiple locations, and staff that are knowledgeable and helpful, here you’ll have the small shop experience with the dealership results!
Service to Keep Your Car Safe
Whether you are driving a performance vehicle and only use your brakes when necessary, or you are a commuter driver and find yourself in regular stop-and-go traffic, your brake health is important for the basic safety of your vehicle. While brake technology has become more complicated over time, the principle remains the same: to safely stop your vehicle in time to maneuver and avoid a collision. It’s no wonder that brake repair is at the top of our list of necessary vehicle services to ensure the safety of you and your passengers while you’re on the road.
At Taylor Automotive, we recommend services like regular brake checks to prevent larger issues down the road. Your brakes undergo wear and tear on a daily basis through regular use. Over time, they become less effective at slowing your vehicle. Brake checks give our technicians the opportunity to monitor the progress of your brake wear to catch it before it becomes problematic and causes inefficient braking. However, not all issues can be prevented or even detected before the emergency repair. When those emergencies happen, we can use our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to pinpoint the extent of the damage and begin formulating a repair plan.
How Brakes Work
In your brake system, there are many components that could be the issue. The brake caliper serves as a casing and houses all the different mechanical components of the braking system. Inside the brake caliper are the brake piston, brake pads, and brake rotors. The brake piston controls the pressure of your brakes, which relies on the brake fluid pressure in your system. The brake pads offer the physical surface to create friction and slow your wheels. The brake rotors are the piece directly attached to each wheel that presses against the brake pad. A problem with any one of those components could cause severe impairment to your ability to stop your vehicle. If you notice that it’s taking you longer to come to a complete stop before a light, or you’re unable to come to a comfortable speed to maneuver and turn your vehicle, you should have your vehicle inspected for any brake issues.