Brakes

Among the most crucial safety components on your vehicle is a properly functioning brake system. Have your brakes checked at Mt. Juliet Tire Center.

Brakes are housed next to each of the wheels. Brake elements include linings, rotors, and brake pads. Well functioning brakes are essential to safe driving, it is extremely important for you to pay attention to symptoms that may indicate problems with your brakes.

Your brakes may need service if:

  • Your brake warning light is illuminated
  • You hear heavy grinding or squealing
  • You experience no resistance in brake pedal; feels spongy or pulsates 

Our service to your brakes includes:

  • Inspection of hardware and components
  • Replacement of worn brake pads or shoes with new, high quality replacements
  • Resurfacing or replacement of rotors if needed

Never ignore problems with the brakes on your vehicle. See our experts for a thorough inspection of your brake system. We’ll perform any necessary services and have you safely back on the road in no time. Contact us today!

How vehicle braking systems work

Disc brakes and drum brakes are the two standard types of brake systems in modern vehicles. Disc brakes are the most common and incorporate the use of brake pads to squeeze a spinning disc rotor that is attached to the wheel. Drum brake systems operate with brake shoes that push out against a spinning brake drum attached to the wheel, slowing the car by means of friction. Each system creates friction, so brake parts are subject to a great deal of wear. Our professionals have the experience and knowledge to evaluate the degree of wear and assess when replacement is necessary.

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