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Pro Tech Automotive wants to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road! If you are in need of automotive brake repair service in Aurora CO you have come to the right place. Pro Tech of Aurora has been serving Aurora CO since 1999. We are your local brake specialists. Brake pads are designed to wear out over time. There are some safety devices built into brake pads to let the driver know when you should change your pads.
If you hear squealing when you apply the brakes that is a warning to let you know that you should have your brakes checked! It generally lets you know that the pad is wearing to the wear bar. Squealing is fine, grinding is not. After the squealing you will start to hear a grinding sound. That is an indication that your pad is now gone and you are beginning to get metal on metal, and starting to do additional damage to your brake system.
Other indications of a faulty brake system are:
Drum brakes are the older brake system….some newer vehicles still have drum brakes in the rear of the vehicle. All of the brake components are housed inside a metal drum. The metal drum rotates with the wheels. Inside the drum are a set of shoes, and when you press the brake pedal, the shoes will expand out against the rotating drum and slow the wheels. In the drum brake set up, the shoes are designed to wear out over time! Again, you will hear squeaking when it is time to have your shoes inspected for wear. It is easier and more cost effective to replace the shoes when it is time, otherwise damage to the drum can occur.
Nobody enjoys it when their vehicle starts to have issues. The biggest mistake you can do is to ignore the problem. Many times brake pads can be replaced very quickly and not break the piggy bank! Brake repairs begin to get costly and more time consuming when you ignore the initial indications that you need new pads and continue to drive your vehicle. If you are ever in doubt of what your brake wear looks like, schedule an appointment and we will check your automobile out to ensure that your brakes are going to continue to work for the life of your vehicle.