Brake Repairs and Diagnostics

Brakes are perhaps the most important safety feature on your vehicle. When your brakes begin to wear or show signs of trouble, you need to act right away. Better still is performing regular maintenance on your brakes so you can remedy issues before they pose any danger.

Common Signs of Malfunctioning Brakes Include:

  • Image of Brakes being repaired by AAMCO MechanicA brake pedal that depresses entirely or almost entirely to the floor.
  • Reduced response when you hit the brake.
  • A squealing or grinding sound when you brake.
  • The illumination of the brake warning light.

If you experience any of these signs, then you need to visit AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care. We will diagnose your brake problem with a full brake system check that includes a comprehensive examination of your brake pads and shoes, rotors, hydraulic fluids, drums, lines, hoses, calipers and wheel cylinders, master cylinder, antilock system (when applicable), and all hardware.

Brake pad replacement is essential to maintaining a functional brake system. There are two ways to determine whether a car’s brake pads need to be replaced:

  • Audibly: Listen closely when you depress your brakes. If you hear a high-pitched screeching sound, then your pads are severely worn and need to be replaced immediately. However, if your hear a sound that is like metal scraping against metal, then the problem is probably with the rotors, and you will need to have these serviced as soon as possible to avoid more costly and serious issues.
  • Visually: A technician can inspect the thickness of your brake pads. If a brake pad is less than 1/4th of an inch thick, you will need to have it replaced soon. If a pad is less than 1/8th of an inch thick, however, then you will need to replace it immediately, as you run the risk of damaging the rotor.

Always err on the safe side and replace your brakes at the earliest signs of wear. To learn more or to have your brake pads inspected by a professional, visit AAMCO today. After conducting a comprehensive system check, we can repair your brake system and help ensure your car’s safety. Along with a thorough inspection of your car’s braking system, our AAMCO Brake Service includes the following elements:

  • Replace pads and shoes.
  • Repack wheel bearings.
  • Lubricate braking components.
  • Adjust the parking brake.
  • Replace brake fluid.
  • Resurface or replace rotors and drums.

We will also perform a road test to ensure that our service has addressed all issues and your braking system is in ideal condition.

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"We thought we had an issue with our transmission (making horrible noise when we put it in drive), but come to find out after an honest diagnosis it was our power steering unit saving us thousands of dollars!! Thank you! We will be back, highly recommend!!"

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"Very pleased with the customer service and work they did on my car! The staff here is so incredibly friendly and really went out of their way to made sure I felt comfortable while I waited for my car to be serviced. Exceptional care and customer service! Will be returning for future car care"

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"Jeff Monroe was able to help me figure out what was going on with my tire in half the time he initially said. His customer service was great, and I recommend anybody near Breckenridge Lane in Louisville KY, that needs their car looked at, to check them out!"

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AAMCO Louisville, KY

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AAMCO Louisville
Transmission & Auto Repair

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