Brake Service & Repairs in Oro Valley

Even minor issues can compromise the safety and performance of your brakes. If your brakes aren’t performing as they should be and you’ve noticed issues, it’s important to have them inspected by a professional mechanic right away.

Come into BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers in Oro Valley, where our ASE-certified technicians can help keep your vehicle safe with expert brake service and repair.

Top-Quality Brake Services

If you’re trying to find specialists in brakes near you, make BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers your first stop. We provide all of the expert brake services you need, including:

  • Free brake system inspection
  • Resurfacing rotors and/or drums
  • Premium-grade brake pads and/or shoes replacement
  • Brake fluid flush

After your brake service is completed, the technician will test-drive your vehicle to ensure everything is working in optimal condition. 

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Extend The Life Of Your Brakes With Regular Inspections

You can help prevent further costly repairs or accidents by having your brakes checked every six months or 6,000 miles. You can also talk with our brake technicians for their recommendations on a service interval for your vehicle and based on your driving habits. 

Regular brake inspections mean problems can be detected early, saving you both money and time, and keeping your vehicle safe on the road. 

How To Tell When Brake Service Is Needed

In many cases, your brakes will give you signs when service or repair is needed. Indications that they should be checked include: 

  • Brake (ABS) light illuminated on the dash
  • Vibration in the pedal when braking
  • Grinding, screeching, or thumping sounds 
  • Reduced resistance in the brake pedal
  • Vehicle is pulling to one side when braking
  • Leaking light yellow brake fluid

If you notice any of these issues, bring your vehicle into our experts at Oro Valley BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers right away.

Sometimes, grinding noises are simply the result of moisture, dirt, or rust on the brakes. But, it could be that the brake pads or brake calipers are needing to be replaced. If these parts are worn too much, other parts of your brake system may need to be replaced as well. 

Over time, the metal on vehicles’ brake rotors wears down, causing an uneven surface and quickly impacting the stopping power of the brakes. Depending on the thickness of the rotors, our brake specialists will determine if the surface can be resurfaced, or “turned.” If they can’t be, the rotors will need to be replaced. Without proper servicing, the rotors can crack completely and cause a brake system failure.

Our technicians can pinpoint your vehicle’s brake issue and determine if the brakes can be repaired or need to be replaced.

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Schedule Your Oro Valley Brake Service Today

Trust the professional at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers for top-quality brake service and car care. We proudly meet the needs of drivers in Oro Valley and throughout the Tucson area.

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Does BRAKEmax Give Estimates Before Work Is Started?

Yes, we keep you informed every step of the way! First, we will give you an initial free quote on any repair service we offer. After we inspect your car, we will provide you with a final free estimate of recommended repairs or replacements. Nothing will be done to your vehicle without your approval.

How Often Do Brakes Need To Be Replaced?

The manufacturer’s recommendation in your owner’s manual is the first place to look. Next, consider your driving needs and habits:

  • Do you put more miles than average on your car?
  • Do you generally drive fast and brake hard?

Finally, get the brakes inspected regularly. Your Oro Valley BRAKEmax offers this free brake service inspection, so add it to your other maintenance appointments.

How Will I Know There Is A Problem With My Brakes?

The signs include:

  • Squealing, grinding, screeching, or thumping sounds
  • Reduced resistance in the pedal when braking
  • Your car needs more room to come to a stop
  • The vehicle pulls to one side
  • The brake pedal vibrates when pressed
  • You see yellow brake fluid under your car
  • You see a dashboard indicator light

Schedule an appointment for a free brake inspection of your brake pads, brake calipers, and brake rotors if you notice any of these signs.

Why Is The Brake Indicator Light On?

The dash indicator light might mean:

  • The parking brake is on. Don’t drive with it on if it won’t go off.
  • The brake fluid is low. There may be a leak in the brake system.
  • The anti-lock braking system (ABS) needs attention.
  • There’s a malfunctioning sensor. It’s unlikely, but it’s possible.
  • There’s a problem with the car’s wiring.

The light is there for a reason, so don’t ignore it. Please make an appointment in Oro Valley to have it checked as soon as possible.

What Do Brake Pads Do?

In a disc system, the brake pads work together with the calipers and the rotor to slow and stop the car. This action produces friction and heat, which wears the pads down over time. Pads are referred to as shoes in drum systems. Make sure the pads or shoes are inspected regularly to ensure they are within safe ranges to stop your vehicle quickly.

What Are Brake Pads Made Of?

Today, most pads are made of ceramic material. They are quieter than the previous construction but still need to be inspected regularly for brake pad replacement.

Does Brake Fluid Need To Be Changed?

Refer to your owner’s manual for specific information on the frequency of changing this fluid. To be sure, ask your Oro Valley mechanic to check your brakes and brake fluid during every oil change. They can tell you if the fluid is low or needs to be changed. A general rule is that most cars need to have the brake fluid changed every four to five years. It’s best not to check the fluid yourself because it is highly toxic and will damage the paint on your car.