Maintaining Vehicle Safety Systems
If we asked you what the most important safety features of your vehicle are, you might think of the airbags or seat belts first. We believe it’s your brakes. No matter what dangers you might encounter on the road — debris, dangerous road conditions, or other drivers — your brakes are there to stop you safely. Of course, that is assuming they are functioning properly! Like all other vehicle components, brakes don’t last forever. So how can you tell when they need repair? That’s where Palmer’s Auto Repair can help! With over 60 years of automotive experience, we know what healthy brake components look and feel like. If your brake performance ever worsens, don’t delay! Brakes won’t fix themselves. Head over to our shop for fast and simple brake repair!
Do You Need Brake Repair?
Drivers should know the differences between healthy and degrading brakes. The difference will tell you when your vehicle’s brakes are ready for repair. Watch out for these changes while driving to determine when you need to visit Palmer’s Auto Repair!
Squeaking & Grinding
Have you ever heard a high-pitched sound coming from the brakes? Squeaking sounds are a good indication that brakes are either brand new or worn out. If you haven’t just had brake repair and notice squeaking when you press the brake pedal, there’s a good chance you’ll need it soon. Squeaking is more than just an annoying sound, it means that the brake pads are wearing down and the system is underperforming. When brake pads wear out completely, metal components are left to rub one another leading to a very unpleasant grinding noise. Should you ever hear something like this coming from your brakes, stop driving immediately and call Palmer’s Auto Repair for help. It’s dangerous to drive on worn out brakes, as they could fail!
If you ever have the chance to drive a new car, pay attention to the feel of the brake pedal. When you press the pedal, it should feel stiff, meaning the system is quickly transferring pressure from your foot into stopping power. “Spongy” or soft brake pedals that depress further to the floor are a good sign that you need brake repair. Air caught in the brake line, damages, or low brake fluid could be causing a poor response. A spongy pedal delays vehicle braking time, putting you and your car at risk of an accident if unaddressed. Our team is here for same-day service and brake repairs to get you back on the road safely.
Quality Parts & Labor
Palmer’s Auto Repair guarantees the quality and reliability of our brake repairs and services with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty. While we are confident in our competent technicians and the quality of our OEM or OES grade parts, should our work not hold up for the full warranty period, come back to our shop and we’ll make corrections at no additional charge. Our parts and labor guarantee helps drivers hit the road with confidence in their car. For us, that’s mission accomplished. Let us improve your driving experience today with a full brake service. Call (530) 743-6237 or use our online scheduling system to book your brake repair appointment ahead of time. We welcome walk-in customers, too, so feel free to stop by when you are in the area! You can find us by Veterans Park and Rideout Memorial Hospital at 415 I Street, Marysville, CA. We look forward to your visit!