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Chico Brake Repair


Your vehicles brakes are one of the most important things regarding you vehicle as you drive around Chico, CA.  Safe brakes keeps your odds of  a accident or

When do you need new brake caliper?
Chico brake caliper repair

problems to a minimum. You’ll want to carefully maintain your brakes. With disc brakes, brake pads rub on a disc – or rotor – to slow the wheels.

The brake pads are attached to a caliper that squeezes the pads against the rotor. It’s kind of like how squeezing the handbrake on a bicycle pushes the brake pads against the wheel of the bike.

Now pads just wear away with use – kind of like a pencil eraser wears out. The good news is that replacing brake pads is a simple auto repair job, most the time a same day fix.

If you hear squealing or grinding when you use the brakes, have your Chico, CA, service advisor check them out. He’ll have a technician perform a thorough brake inspection to see what needs to be done. He’ll check for signs of brake problems and go over other brake components to see that they’re working properly.

Tedious Repairs can tell you if it’s time to replace the pads or if there are other problems with your brakes that should be handled. People tend to ignore the warning signs and continue to drive long after the pads are completely worn down. If this happens, metal brake components will grind on the rotor, damaging it enough that it needs to be  replaced.  This costs you more money than it could have if you would have replaced your brake pads sooner.

Brake rotors can also warp or even crack, in which case they’ll need to be replaced with new ones. Brake calipers also wear out. They can develop brake fluid leaks or the caliper pistons can freeze up and get stuck open or closed; either way, this can lead to big problems. When this happens, you will have to replace the calipers. Brake flushes can prevent such problems.  A thorough brake inspection will reveal all sorts of problems that can be prevented.

Installing new brake pads we put on your vehicle will restore your brakes to manufacturers’ specifications. Tedious Repairs can install upgraded parts to increase your stopping distance and reduce the noises from yours brakes. There are usually several different brake pad levels for different brake repair budgets.

Taking care of your brakes can save money and  keep your brake system working correctly, and you could prevent early brake repairs bills.

Tedious Repairs is a NAPA Care Center


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