Brakes FAQ

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Brakes FAQ

How do I know my brakes are worn out ?

A squealing or grinding noise when the brakes are applied can indicate a need for brake service. Sometimes the noise is more noticeable when braking in reverse. Hollenshade’s provides a complimentary visual brake inspection when performing tire rotations. To consult with a Towson brakes repair specialist, contact us.

Do I need to replace the brake rotors when I get new brake pads ?

Most modern-era vehicles are equipped with brake rotors that contain less material compared to the prior generations of vehicles. This is to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy. Excessive corrosion on the cooling fins is also significant and causes the brake rotor to warp. Warping of the brake rotor is noticed through a pulsation in the steering wheel, brake pedal, or both when the brakes are applied.

Does the brake system require maintenance ?

Periodic disassembly and lubrication of the proper contact points can significantly increase the longevity and performance of you brake system and its components. Salt applied to the roadways throughout the winter months contributes to excessive corrosion. This corrosion can affect both the application and release of the brake pad from the rotor surface, increasing wear and reducing performance. Hollenshade’s offers comprehensive brake system maintenance in Baltimore County.

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