Brakes

BRAKE REPAIRS

Brake Repairs and Installations

If you notice that your brake pads are squeaking, its time to schedule an appointment with Keith Schulz Garage Diagnostic Center. Bring your vehicle in before your brakes get too worn and ruin your rotors. Come in for a free brake repair estimate. We carry top-brand brake pads, with quality service and repairs that you can depend on.

Comprehensive Brake Services:

  • Diagnosis
  • Brake replacement
  • Brake fluid check and replacement
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) repairs
  • Brake line replacement
 

BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIRS

Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement

Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. Don't wait for your brake pads to deteriorate completely (not only is it dangerous) you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! 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.

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.

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 lagged or slow brake, and 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 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 its time for a brake fluid flush.

Anti-Lock Brake System

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.

Recognizing Brake Pad Issues

Here are some signs that it might be time for a brake replacement or even 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 if you don’t feel much resistance, then something might be wrong with the brake cylinder.
  • Brake Light: The brake light on your dashboard is usually pretty good at telling you there is a problem that needs to be addressed
 

Call for Brake Repair Today!

If you are in need of 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!