Engle Automotive
Auto Repair in Loveland

808 North Denver Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 635-9760

We are a Christian Business

Hours of Operation
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday
Closed
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New Brakes & Rotors

Engle Auto offers New Brake Service & Rotor Machining

Engle Automotive of Loveland, Colorado

Even though you don't have to think about your vehicles brakes that often, it is one of the most important features on your vehicle and should always be in good working shape. Here is a few ways you can tell when its time to have your brakes checked.

First thing you can do is visually check your brakes for wear. If you look at your brakes through the spaces in the wheel you will see the outside pad pressed against the metal rotor. You should generally see at least 1/8 inch of pad. If there is less then 1/8 inch of pad, it is probably time to have your brakes inspected or replaced. You should also not see any gouges in the rotor from the pad material being completely gone.

Second way to tell is from the sound your brakes make when stopping. There is a small piece of metal called an indicator that will give you an audio warning that it is time to replace your break pads. If you hear the sound regularly it is probably time to have your brakes inspected or replaced.

It is normal to hear some squeaking from rust or break dust, especially when your car has been sitting for a while but as you use the break the pad pressing against the rotor will wear away any foreign material and the sound will stop.

If the initial signs are missed, the sound may increase and turn into a grinding. The grinding sound often happens when the pad material is worn down completely and the caliper is grinding against the rotor. If this happens the caliper can gouge the rotor causing an uneven breaking surface. This means you will probably need to machine or even replace your rotors to repair the brake system. It is always better to repair the brake system before this point.

Reduced Responsiveness is what we call it when the pedal needs to be depressed harder or farther toward the floor. This could indicate a leak in the break system. Often if the re is a fluid leak you will see a small puddle of break fluid when the car has been parked for a while. Brake fluid is similar to motor oil but it is usually lighter in color.

Pulling happens when your vehicle pulls to one side while braking. It may be a sign of uneven wear in the brake pads. This is caused when your brakes need an adjustment or fluid replacement.

A vibration of pulsating brake pedal can be a symptom of warped rotors (it could also be an alignment issue). The vibration in the break pedal can feel similar to the anti lock brake system but would happen all of the time. Warped rotors can happen by braking for long periods from things like towing on steep grades. The heat created by the brakes when towing under these conditions is enough to warp rotors, giving the brakes time to cool periodically when in these conditions will help avoid unnecessary brake wear.

For many owners, maintenance on the brake system is often overlooked. Keeping your brakes in good working order can prevent expensive repairs down the line and most importantly help you avoid collisions!

Our knowledgeable service advisors will be happy to provide answers for all your auto repair needs. To schedule an appointment, get a Free Estimate or any questions please call (970) 635-9760 or Contact Us.

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