West Kearny Mesa Automotive & Transmission of San Diego, CA offers expert brake repair and maintenance to the local community. Whether your brake problems are big or small our ASE certified technicians will taken care of you and your vehicle. Having your brakes serviced and maintained regularly is the best way to avoid potential problems. Brake pads, depending on your driving style and quality, can last anywhere from 30,000 miles to 70,000 miles. Yet, we recommend having them inspected during every lube service and oil change. When your pads have less than ¼ of an inch they legally need to be replaced, for your safety as well as others. Additionally, other components of your brake system should be inspected at least once a year to ensure all parts are in good working order. Save valuable time and money, bring your vehicle to West Automotive Group’s newest shop. Conveniently located at 8027 Balboa Ave, Suite A; across the street from Rancho Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. We have a great reputation throughout the Southern California area and look forward to becoming Kearny Mesa’s dealership alternative for auto repair and maintenance. Call (858) 560-0156 or schedule service online today for dependable brake repair.
Warning Signals of Brake Failure
Brake failure is scary but the good news is, it can be avoided with timely maintenance and brake repair. Thankfully, your vehicle will give you audible and/or physical warning signals to alert you of a problem. To hear these problems we suggest listening to your vehicle with the air and music off. Below I will go over the most common warning signals to listen and watch out for. Avoid expensive brake repair bills by avoiding them altogether.
High-Pitched Squealing: The first signal your brakes will give you is a loud high-pitched squealing noise. A small metal wear indicator inside the brake pad causes this noise when comes in contact with the rotor. This indicator is meant to let you know to have your pads changed as soon as possible
Grinding: A grinding noise generally indicates the metal discs within the brake system are coming in contact with the caliper. When your brake pads completely wear nothing is left but metal. If this should happen you not only need new brake pads but will also require replacement, resurfacing, or turning of your rotors; depending on the year make and model. This is never an inexpensive fix and should be avoided.
Vibration or Pulsation: This can be caused by a number of things ranging from metal to metal contact, uneven wear, or alignment issues. Regardless, these are warning signals that you shouldn’t ignore. Have your brake system inspected as soon as possible.
Spongy or Non-Responsive: While braking if your brakes feel spongy or as if you need to apply more pressure you need to have your brakes looked at as soon as possible. This can signal a few different problems; low fluid, damaged or leaking lines, or possible air in the lines.
Don’t Delay! Get Your Brakes Repaired Today
West Automotive Group has provided San Diego County with dealership quality brake repair and maintenance service since 1992. We also back all repairs with a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty, so you can rest easy knowing your vehicle is in capable hands. West Kearny Mesa Automotive & Transmission is here to be your go to auto repair shop in San Diego, CA. Call (858) 560-0156, stop by our 8027 Balboa Ave location, or schedule service online today for reliable brake repair. Also, check out our specials page for valuable savings off your next visit.