Brake Repair Service in Lakewood
The ASE certified technicians at Pickering’s Auto Service have been providing Denver and Lakewood area residents with quality brake service and repair for over 40 years. We keep up to date with the latest brake systems in the newest vehicle models while holding on to our strong knowledge of older systems. Our Lakewood location is on Wadsworth Boulevard just to the north of Alameda Avenue and the Belmar shopping center.
To Keep Your Vehicle Reliable and Avoid Costly Repairs, Schedule Your Brake Inspection, Service or Repairs TODAY!
Lakewood & South Denver Location - 720.636.9110
Extending The Life Of Your Vehicle's Brake System
Brake Repair Service in Arvada, Lakewood & Westminster | Pickering's Auto Service
Better Braking for Optimum Vehicle Performance
We rarely think about the brake system on our vehicles unless we’re on the road and need to stop suddenly. However, being able to stop quickly and at a short distance is just as important as being able to drive quickly from one point to another. Ensuring your brake system is operating at peak performance has everything to do with keeping up on maintenance.
In order to extend the life of your vehicle and reduce the risk of more costly brake repairs, have your brake system inspected regularly at our Lakewood location with a Pickering’s ASE certified technician. Our expert technicians keep up on the latest training and information in order to provide the best in brake services.
To make sure your vehicles’ brakes are working properly, our inspection services may include the following:
- We will measure and inspect the remaining thickness of the brake pads and replace worn out brake pads if the remaining thickness is less than 2 mm.
- We will examine the anti-lock brake system (ABS), and diagnose any issues.
- We will inspect the brake lines to make sure they aren’t brittle, cracked or leaking brake fluid.
- We inspect the drums and rotors to look for warping and resurface them if necessary.
- Brake fluid will be flushed and replaced, typically at 15,000 and 30,000 mile service intervals. This will remove water or air that has entered the brake lines.
- Checking the parking (emergency) brake and adjusting it if necessary.
Why is Brake Service Important?
Your brakes may be the most important part of your vehicle. They must be maintained and working properly at all times to ensure your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road. Brake problems often start out small and can be easily fixed if identified early. However, if you continue to drive your vehicle with a brake problem, more items may become damaged in the process, leading to more costly repairs down the road.
Below are a few of the reasons we suggest you have your brakes regularly maintained and inspected by a Pickering’s ASE certified expert technician:
- Everyday wear and tear occurs with any vehicle, even under the best driving conditions. Friction and heat will cause the brake system components such as the brake pads, rotors, drums and shoes to wear out and need replacing.
- A daily commute in heavy stop and go traffic can make it necessary to service your brakes more often.
- If you travel mountainous roads often, in which you are engaging your brakes more than usual, it will lead to more wear and tear on your brakes.
- Loading up your vehicle with heavy equipment or if you regularly hitch a trailer behind, you may require brake service more often.
- Hydraulic brake parts such as the hoses, calipers and wheel cylinders will eventually need replacing after many years of use.
- You could end up with much higher repair bills in the long run if you don’t maintain and service your brake system as recommended.
- Hot brakes can cause a fade or reduction of braking power.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Brake System Failure
Since the braking system on your vehicle is a vital safety feature, our ASE certified technicians recommend having your brakes checked every year at our Lakewood Pickering’s location. Here are just a few signs that your brakes may need servicing:
- You notice a grinding sound when applying the brakes or you hear a metal squealing noise while driving.
- The brake warning light is illuminated on your dashboard.
- You notice your vehicle is pulling or jerking to one side or another when braking. This is a sign of a problem with the anti-lock brake system (ABS).
- If you have air in the lines, you may find yourself pumping the brakes in order to get them to work.
- Your brake pedal should be firm. If it feels spongy or soft, if means your brakes are not working properly.
If you are having any problems with your brakes, bring your vehicle to Pickering’s Auto Service immediately for an inspection and necessary repairs.
Keep Your Vehicle Reliable & Avoid Costly Repairs, Schedule Your Brake Inspection Or Service TODAY!
Lakewood & South Denver Location - 720.636.9110
Arvada, Westminster & North Denver Location - 720.636.8777