Brake Service FAQ


Brake Service FAQ in Hoover, AL

You may have heard a familiar adage that life can happen pretty fast, and if you are on the road, then you want to make sure that you are able to stop quickly when that light turns red or the car in front of you slams on their brakes with no warning. That is why having your brakes at the top of their game is so important. If you live in the Hoover area and have questions concerning your brakes and brake service, then stop by Brannon Honda. Our service center is filled with skilled technicians who have a thorough knowledge about brakes.

Are you the type who likes to have a little foreknowledge before you go anywhere? Then keep reading as our team goes into detail to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about brake service:

  • How do brakes function? Drivers understand that their brakes stop their car, but they may not truly understand how they function. The brakes are activated by stepping down on the brake pedal, which presses a lever on the piston inside the master cylinder. Inside the cylinder is hydraulic fluid which goes through pipes around the brake system that causes pressure which initiates the friction around the pads and rotors causing the brake to stop your vehicle.
  • What exactly is brake fluid? Brake fluid is basically hydraulic fluid within the brake system, which causes pressure around the brakes to stop the tires, and essentially your vehicle from moving.
  • How often do I need to get my brake fluid changed? How often you change your brake fluid truly depends on the manufacturer, the age of your vehicle, as well as how often you use your brakes. Be sure to read your vehicle’s manual as it will determine how often you should change your brake fluid.
  • What is a brake inspection? As you can see above, there is an intricate system involved within the brakes. There can be a variety of issues causing the brake to not work properly. When you take in your car for an inspection, the experts at Brannon Honda can determine whether the issue is a result of low brake fluid, worn brake pads, or some other underlying issue.
  • Can I replace my own brakes? There are so many variables in the brake system that it is best to keep brake service in the hands of the experts. You can rely on the service team at Brannon Honda, so schedule a time to visit our service center today.

Schedule Brake Service at Brannon Honda

Knowledge is power, and now that you have better knowledge of your brake system, don’t hesitate to seek the proper care for your brakes. If you live in Hoover and are looking for a reputable service center, then there is only one place to go – Brannon Honda. Our team of technicians will thoroughly inspect your vehicle and get to work on your car. Schedule an appointment with our team today!

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