All car owners know that in order to properly maintain the life of their vehicle, they need to take care of their brakes. The brakes are a crucial component, as it is responsible for keeping you and your vehicle safe. Driving with poorly maintained brakes puts you in harm’s way, damages your car, and leaves you with an expensive repair bill. That’s why when you need your brakes replaced, you need to trust the team at Brown’s Automotive in Chapel Hill, NC. Our team of technicians have the tools and technical know-how to quickly take care of your brakes, so you can get back on the road.
From worn out brake pads to a warped rotor, there hasn’t been an issue we haven’t faced. With over 35 years of automotive care, we understand what it takes to provide quality brake service. Our team of ASE Certified technicians will easily identify the issues you’re struggling with and provide you with a solution you can afford. We also offer our NAPA Autocare Warranty, which provides you with — 36 Months/ 36,000 Miles.
So next time you need quality brake replacement, visit Brown’s Automotive. We’ll have you covered during and after your visit with us!
Understanding your vehicle is crucial to extending its life. Owners that can see and hear warning signs coming from their vehicle, especially if those signs aren’t displayed, typically have their vehicle for much longer.
When assessing the health of your brakes, it’s good to look and listen for specific signals that your car gives you. In today’s age of technology, a lot of newer cars will have a warning signal on their display. Despite that, it’s still helpful to stay aware of these signs when you’re parked or driving:
Squeaking and Scrapingare sounds that indicate it’s time for your brake pads to be replaced. When you hear them, it indicates that your brake pads thickness has worn out. If not replaced promptly, your pads could completely wear out and cause steel-on-steel contact between the calipers and brake rotors. We highly recommend NOT reaching that point.
Grinding sounds is an indication that you need to replace your brake pads, IMMEDIATELY. When grinding happens, that indicates that your brakes pads have completely worn out. This causes steel-on-steel contact between the calipers and your brake rotors, which can severely damage the rotors in the form of deep grooves or a warped disc. If not attended to, you could face thousands of dollars in repairs or replacements.
A Quarter Inch or Less of thickness in your brake pad means it’s time for new ones. If you don’t feel like waiting for a sound, take initiative and check yourself! By viewing through your tire spokes, you’ll be able to determine the thickness of your brake pad. If it is less than ¼ inches then you should get your brake pads replaced.
When it comes to providing quality brake care, your vehicle deserves Brown’s Automotive. Our team of ASE Certified technicians have the expertise and precision to quickly fix or replace your brakes so you can get back to your life. Whether you need new brake fluid or a new brake rotor, we’ll be able to help you. Give us a call at 919-942-1023 and schedule an appointment with us today! In a rush and need same-day service? We have your back. Visit our shop at 11744 US HWY 15 501. We happily accept walk-ins!*
*Wait times will vary based on schedule