Brakes are one of your vehicle’s most important safety features and keeping them in good working condition should be a priority. Today's complicated braking systems have computerized anti-lock braking systems that warn you when something is wrong with your brakes.
It’s essential to perform regular brake inspections to ensure your vehicle can turn, slow down, and stop safely. We have been providing brake services for over 100 years and are equipped with top-of-the-line equipment to ensure your brake system is operating safely and efficiently. We provide brake system repair and servicing, including changing brake pads, calipers, drums, and rotors and inspecting and replacing brake lines if necessary. We also check and replace brake fluids to ensure they meet the manufacturer's recommendations.
Our certified mechanics are experienced in brake system troubleshooting and repair to ensure your brakes are correctly operating. The team at Cassidy Tire can inspect or repair your brake system quickly and efficiently. Contact us today!
Maybe you are hearing a squeak when you step on the brakes, or feel a vibration in your steering wheel? Pulsating brake pedal? Either of these symptoms could mean there is an issue with your brakes, or maybe your vehicle just needs a simple brake flush or fluid replacement.
You can count on the team at Cassidy Tire & Service to correctly diagnose the issue and get you on your way quickly and safely. We start with a FREE Brake Inspection.
The brake inspection process consists of a thorough evaluation of the entire brake system:
Our technician will review the inspection results with you and provide an estimate of the recommended brake services. All repairs use only quality parts you can depend on.
Brakes are a critical safety feature of your vehicle, designed to slow down or stop the vehicle. Most automobiles have three basic types of brakes: service, anti-lock, emergency or parking.
Service brakes usually consist of a disc, drum, or a combination of both and are operated by hydraulic pressure. Disc brakes use calipers to squeeze pads against a rotor to create friction. This action slows the rotation of the wheels, which in turn slows the vehicle. Drum brakes use friction caused by a set of pads that press against a rotating brake drum.
Anti-lock brakes prevent the wheels from locking up and maintain contact with the road surface.
The emergency brake is used to help perform an emergency stop should the main hydraulic brakes fail. It is also used to keep the vehicle secure when parked.
Ceramic brake pads are expensive, but they last longer. Ceramic brake pads are excellent at absorbing the heat from continuous and hard braking. They work efficiently whether your brakes are warm or cold and create very little dust. They are made with small amounts of copper and clay, which are molded into the compound to make a strong, long-lasting brake pad.
Semi-metallic brake pads are found in the majority of vehicles today. They are made with a metallic hybrid compound and an organic resin seal and are molded into various shapes and baked in a furnace to harden them. Semi-metallic brake pads are durable and heat and wear-resistant. However, these pads may need more pedal power when the brakes are cold, and can be noisier. These types of brake pads are great for a majority of vehicles because they are sturdy and well-made.
Low-metallic brake pads have excellent heat-transfer capabilities, but tend to be noisy and release brake dust. They are organic and offer good braking abilities.
Non-metallic brake pads contain various rubbers, resins, glass, and metal fibers. Because they are soft, non-metallic brake pads are unsuitable for people driving many miles. Regular organic pads cause dust to cover components near the brakes, which is why non-metallic brake pads were developed.
Non-asbestos organic brake pads are made of high-temperature resins, fibers, and fillers. Compared to other brake pads, they are softer and quieter but deteriorate faster and create more dust. These brake pads are not recommended for high-mileage drivers.