Our brake technicians at Keith Schulz Garage & Diagnostic Center ensure that your vehicle is performing at its best. From simple maintenance checks to complete brake system replacement, our team takes care of it all.

Brake Maintenance and Repair in Oregon

Even if you don’t notice any problems with your vehicle’s brakes, it’s important to have them serviced regularly. It’s recommended to check your brakes every oil change, or between 3,000 and 5,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Brake pads should be replaced between 25,000 and 70,000 miles, a determination that will be made based on how aggressive your driving style, and how your vehicle is used.

When You Need Brakes in Southern Oregon, Contact Keith Schulz Garage

Visit us for routine maintenance or unexpected repairs and we’ll get you rolling again in no time.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Dawn Shepherd
Dawn Shepherd
Great Service and price. Jake was awesome and so was the guy who did the repair. Suspected starter problem and they confirmed (without a huge diagnostic charge attached) Took awhile to get the car scheduled but good things are worth waiting for 🙂 Less expensive than a couple other quotes I was given and they did a great job. Quick too once I got car in there. Update...starter only lasted just under 2 years. Still under warranty so they honored that. Kind of apprehensive as to how long this one will last??
Charlie Garwood
Charlie Garwood
Very nice people, easy to talk to and they really know how to treat customers, very reasonable prices and for my fix very fast. Highly recommend to anyone needing repairs.
Jorge Rodriguez
Jorge Rodriguez
Excelente servicio, muy amables y profesionales, siempre tratan de ayudarte con tu problema automotriz de la mejor manera.
great place! excellent service and no bologna. you can trust these guys.
Great work and great value.
Janet Cunningham
Janet Cunningham
We just always know we are in the best of hands and so appreciate Jake and the crew!!
Stan St.Clair
Stan St.Clair
Jake and the guys are excellent.
Steven Miyaki
Steven Miyaki
Very Professional, very customer oriented. Kept me informed every step of the way. They conduct business the way all auto repair businesses should strive for!

Types Of Brakes and Braking Systems

  • Drum Brakes – Original brake system in older vehicles.
  • Disc Brakes – A more modern brake system in many vehicles today.
  • ABS – Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don’t stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Keith Schulz Garage where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
  • ECS – Electronic stability control helps correct skidding or sliding of a vehicle when speeding.

Signs You May Need Brake Repair or Replacement

Here are some signs that it might be time for a brake replacement or repairs on your calipers and brake cylinder:

  • Vibrations: If you feel vibrations when you stop your vehicle, then your brakes may be out of alignment.
  • Grinding: Grinding noises or screeches when you brake means that your pads are probably worn down too much.
  • Burning: A burning smell can mean lots of issues for your vehicle. One of those issues might be that the brake pads are too worn down.
  • Pedal Pressure: When you press the brake pedal and don’t feel much resistance, then something might be wrong with the brake cylinder.
  • Brake Light: The brake light on your dashboard shouldn’t be ignored; it’s an indicator that there is a problem somewhere that needs to be diagnosed and addressed.

One of our technicians can also perform a visual inspection to see what condition your brakes are in. If we see signs of wear and tear on the discs or pads, we’re happy to discuss your options for replacements or repairs so your vehicle is operating safely.

Comprehensive Brake Services at Schulz Garage

At Schulz Garage, we offer comprehensive brake services that include the following

Disc brake

Common Brake Repairs

Want to know a bit more about the parts of a vehicle’s braking system, and the common brake problems drivers face? Our automotive experts have the answers.

Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement

Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. It can be dangerous to allow your brake pads to completely deteriorate. Lack of sufficient padding means your rotors are grinding directly against the brake drums. Metal-on-metal is never a good scenario, so avoid destroying multiple components in your braking system and get squeals and grinding noises checked out. Visit Keith Schulz Garage and our auto repair professionals will resolve your brake problems.

Resurface Rotors

In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle’s wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a “like-new” condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Keith Schulz Garage will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action if your rotors are worn.

Caliper Replacement

The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact us as soon as possible if you experience delayed braking issues.

Brake Hoses

A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagging or slow brake. A leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don’t need to be replaced often but they should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.

Brake Fluid Flushes

Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians about when it’s time for a brake fluid flush.

Call for Brake Repair Today!

If you notice any changes to the performance of your brakes, make sure you bring your vehicle straight to Keith Schulz Garage Diagnostic Center. Proper diagnostics are half of the battle of determining what’s wrong with your braking system. Our expert mechanics will accurately pinpoint the issue and work to repair it in the best way possible, having you back on the road in no time. You’re sure to have peace of mind leaving our shop knowing that your vehicle has received auto care that is second to none.

If you need someone in Oregon that you can trust for your brake replacement and repair needs, then don’t hesitate to reach out to Keith Schulz Garage today!

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