Brake Repair

Brake Repair in Phoenix, AZ

Keep your brakes in top condition with our repair services, keeping you safe on the road since 1989

Brake repair is not often thought about in Phoenix, AZ because the driving conditions are fantastic for the vast majority of the year. That doesn’t mean that brake repair should be pushed to the bottom of your maintenance schedule. At Johnston’s Automotive, we want to help you to prolong the life of your brakes, help you to know how your car brakes work, and how to make them last as long as possible.

The real trick to requiring very little brake maintenance is actually in the way that you drive. The reason for this is because every time you step on the brake pedal, you are actually applying force to the spinning portion of your wheel and creating friction on the brake pads or shoes to slow the vehicle down.

Friction makes the brake pads and shoes degrade slowly over time, eventually wearing down the layers until replacement pads or shoes are necessary. The best way to prolong your brakes life is actually to use them as little as possible, allowing your vehicle to decelerate naturally and only brake when it is necessary.

Brake rotor replacement services at Phoenix car repair shop
Phoenix brake shop offers rotor repair and replacement services

If you hear a screeching or grinding noise coming from your brakes, you need to have them serviced immediately.  This needs to be addressed mainly because your vehicle’s ability to stop has been compromised. These types of sounds are a strong indicator of needing brake repair in Phoenix, AZ because the metal to metal contact will create grooves in the wheel rotors. Grooved or warped brake rotors are a huge problem because the brake pads are no longer making contact with the entirety of the rotor and make stopping more difficult.

Though we never like to see people’s brakes in such condition, if your brake rotors become damaged, we are able to repair them in our in-house machine shop. We provide both brake rotor repair and replacement services, helping you get back on the road in top condition.

Aside from the pads and shoes, there are other necessary components in place to help your vehicle stop when it needs to. Let’s take a quick look at the power brake system and why it is so important.

The power brake system is what transfers and amplifies the strength of your foot to the wheels and stops them from spinning. This process is achieved by hydraulic pressure. The important thing to remember is that without the hydraulic pressure, your vehicle will not have the stopping power required to bring your vehicle to a stop.  Degradation in this system is usually caused by a leak somewhere along the lines.  Lack of pressure can cause mushy breaks, a decrease in stopping power or the inability to stop at all.

Because your brakes are the foremost safety feature of your vehicle, it is extremely important to keep them in good condition. We suggest that you have your brakes inspected for wear every 12- to 15,000 miles depending on your specific car and the way you drive. If would like to schedule an appointment for brake repairs at our Central Phoenix mechanic shop, give us a call at 602-381-0448. Our certified automotive technicians will be happy to help however we can and provide more information on what we can do for your vehicle.