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New Orleans Brake Job Service – How To Avoid Those Expensive Brake Repairs

Professional Brake Change for Your Vehicle

In today’s fast-paced world we like to go fast, foot on the gas pedal of life. But one time you need to slow down is when driving. If you’re noticing some problems with your brakes or think it might be time for a brake job service, inspection, or repair, stop by our friendly shop location today. Our team of professional automotive technicians and mechanics here at NOLA Automotive Repairs will make sure we keep you and your car safe and sound on the road. We offer numerous reliable New Orleans auto services for all types of automotive needs such as overheating repair, AC & heat, and steering.

Keeping Your Brakes in Check

Owning a vehicle requires a lot of responsibility aside from just knowing the rules of the road. In addition to being a good driver, it is important that the vehicle you’re driving have annual inspections to determine all the vital components are in working order. One such area of concern should always be the brakes.

All drivers understand that there are a few simple things you need to do in order to maintain a well-balanced vehicle. Keeping the vehicle in top shape is important, especially the braking system which must always undergo an inspection, either by you or a professional. There are a few simple things that a vehicle owner can do to help prevent those expensive brake jobs from being much worse.

Driving a car around with bad brakes is not only dangerous to yourself but to others on the road. Worn-out brakes are especially hazardous whenever the conditions on the road are slippery due to rain or snow. But first, you should familiarize yourself with the warning signs that show brake trouble ahead if you ignore the problem.

Brake Repair and Service in New Orleans, LA

The first you’ll notice when something’s wrong with your brakes is the warning light inside the dashboard. Most cars have a warning light that will let you know when the brake pads need to be replaced. However, these warning lights also indicate that it might just mean that you are due for an inspection.

A foreign noise such as squeaking, squealing, or grinding can be a major indication that it is time to get the brakes looked at. Usually, these sounds occur when the brake pads are worn down and the braking system is making contact with the rotors. This is metal that grinds with another metal (creating the sound) that can lead to very expensive brake jobs if the rotors are damaged.

If the brake rotors are uneven or faulty it can lead to a wobble when you apply the brakes. You will feel it in the steering wheel when you drive and apply pressure to the brakes. If the rotors aren’t smooth, it can be hazardous when trying to stop the vehicle. Over time all rotors become uneven due to heat, debris, and other factors that cause excessive wear and tear.

Leaking fluid. A good indicator of brake line failure is when you see a pool of brake fluid underneath your car. This is a clear indicator something is wrong and should be looked at right away. Without enough brake fluid in the system, it can create a lack of pressure buildup which causes a loss in power of the braking system.

If your vehicle is pulling to one side when braking it is a sign that there could be trouble. This is due to either a faulty brake hose which should always be checked or a caliper applying too much pressure on one side, resulting in uneven braking.

The braking system usually has plenty of warning signs that will let you know if a problem exists. It is always best to be proactive when it comes to taking care of the brakes since that is one of the most important components of any well-functioning vehicle. Keep these tips in mind to help prevent any brake mishaps and to keep them in good working order.

Getting Quality Car Brakes – When is it Time for a Brake Job?

Brakes. We all need them, but when should we have them serviced or inspected at brake shops? Certainly, we shouldn’t wait until they no longer work and we go rolling through the next stop sign right?

Below are a few quick tips and signs that you may be ready for a brake job:
  • Wear indicator on the dashboard tells you it’s time
  • You notice a “high pitched” screech or squeal when braking
  • You notice the brake pedal pulsates or your vehicle vibrates when braking
  • Your current pads have a lot of mileage on them (i.e. around 10,000 miles)
  • Your brake system warning lights or maintenance reminders are lit up

If any of the above sounds familiar or if you feel like your brakes are not performing as they should, come into our shop for an affordable brake repair or replacement today.

What is included in a Brake Job?

The answer to this question depends on what your vehicle needs. At NOLA Automotive Repairs we never want you paying more for services than you have to. But we also need to make sure you stay safe on the road…and that your car actually stops when you tell it to.

Your brake system consists of:
  • Pads that cause friction
  • Steel brake rotor upon which the pads put pressure
  • Brake lines
  • Brake fluid and reservoir
  • And more…

Over time and as your vehicle ages, your braking system can wear down or components can break down, needing repair. Our team can skillfully inspect your braking system to identify any problem components that may be causing your issues. For more brake services, check out our trusted brake replacement.

What to Expect when you Come in for a Brake Job

Our brake job services in NOLA get the job done right, keeping you and your family safe on the road.

Your Brake Job May Include any or all of the Following:
  • Inspecting the thickness of your current pads and for signs of excessive wear
  • Visual inspection of the rotors for scoring, pitting, grooves, or other damage
  • Measurement of the rotors with precision mechanical tools
  • Caliper, pads and rotor inspection
  • Professional installation and replacement of necessary parts
  • Lubrication and optimization of brake system components
  • Safety check/inspection of your vehicle
  • Mechanic test drive to verify proper function of the braking system

At NOLA Automotive Services we cross our T’s and dot our I’s, making sure you get trustworthy, world class service that is affordable and reliable. Let’s get you started today by calling us at (504)-684-1881.

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