Brake Repair in Leander, TX

Keeping You Safe On The Road -- Austin's Automotive Specialists

The Safest Version of Your Vehicle

The brakes are one of the most important systems within your vehicle. Without them, you wouldn't be able to navigate Leander, Texas safely. At Austin's Automotive Specialists, we recognize that, and we make sure you're always driving the safest version of your vehicle. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art resources and service practices to provide any service your vehicle's braking system needs. We take the time to assess your vehicle's situation and provide it with a customized service plan that will have it operating at its best for years to come. Whatever problem your vehicle's braking system may face, know that our team can handle it with quality and safety in mind.

Do You Have Bad Brakes?

The best way to determine the condition of your brakes is to understand the signs of degradation and failure. By knowing what to look out for, you'll be able to avoid any big problems and the expensive service bills that come with them. During your next drive, keep these signs of brake wear in mind!

Strange Sounds

Whenever you're using the brakes, make sure you listen for three distinct sounds — squeaking or squealing and grinding. These sounds give you an idea of the condition of the brake pads, to a varying degree.

When you hear squeaking or squealing, that indicates the brakes pads have reached their minimum level of thickness. The sound is caused by a spring or metal “hairs” built into the pads that become exposed as the pads wear out. Although the brakes are technically fine for the time being, it's important you have the pads replaced as soon as possible.

If you do wait too long to replace the brake pads, they'll eventually disappear and you'll be left with a grinding sound. This is caused by the metal calipers clamping down on the metal brake disc. This is awful for the brakes and can cause serious damage such as a warped brake rotor and deep grooves within the brake disc. If you notice this problem, visit us as soon as you can and avoid an expensive repair or replacement service.

Spongy Pedal

When using the brake pedal, it should respond to even the lightest tap of your foot. If you're finding yourself applying more pressure to activate the brakes, that means you are dealing with a spongy brake pedal. This is typically caused by air or moisture being trapped in the brake lines, and they'll need to be bled in order to fix the issue. If you let the problem persist, eventually the brake pedal will reach the floor and you won't be able to activate your brakes, so make sure you visit us at the first sign of trouble!

Book an Appointment Today!

Without a properly functioning braking system, your vehicle isn't at its safest. You and your passengers deserve to drive the safest version of your vehicle, and our team at Austin's Automotive Specialists can provide that for you. Our ASE Certified technicians have the repair, maintenance, and diagnostics equipment to properly assess the condition of the brakes and provide them with the service they need. By the end of your visit, your vehicle will be able to stop on a dime! Book your brake service appointment by giving us a call or using our convenient online scheduling system. Need a same-day service? No problem, as we happily accept all walk-in customers. Visit our facility at 10181 E Crystal Falls Pkwy; we're right off US Highway 183. We look forward to meeting you!