What is a Brake Check?

Inspecting the Braking System

When we say “brake check,” you might be thinking one of two things:

  1. Hitting the brakes to discourage someone from following too close (a habit we wouldn’t recommend)
  2. A thorough inspection of a vehicle’s braking system.

We want to talk about the second option, the inspection that your vehicle undergoes with ASE Certified technicians at Chad Miller Auto Care in San Antonio, Texas. We perform brake checks for all kinds of vehicles to answer one very important question: are your vehicle’s brakes performing properly? No one wants to drive around in a vehicle without fully functional brakes, which is why regular checks and repairs are crucial!

What We Check

A comprehensive brake check with our professionals covers the following key components:

  • Brake Pads
  • Brake Discs
  • Brake Calipers
  • Brake Fluid

Each of these parts is integral to the system’s proper function, so if even one is worn out, damaged, or malfunctioning, your vehicle may experience poor brake performance. That compromises your safety and that of your passengers! To ensure the vehicles that enter our garage are fit for the road, we measure the brake pad thickness, visually inspect the entire system, and recommend corrective services to improve any issues. If there’s air in the hydraulic fluid line or damage to the rotors, we’ll catch it and help you plan for repairs.

When to Get One

Not sure when your car needs its next brake check? Consult the owner’s manual in your vehicle for a recommended service timeline. The manufacturer’s guidelines should tell you an expected time to get your vehicle’s brakes inspected and/or repaired. If you are near that interval or notice problems with your vehicle’s brakes beforehand, be sure to visit our shop for a brake check! This quick and easy service will provide you with all of the peace of mind you need to trust your braking system.

Are you due for a brake check? Contact Chad Miller Auto Care for assistance!

Written by Chad Miller Auto Care

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