Brake Service in Germantown, MD

The Local Brake Repair Experts--Precision Auto

Expert Care for Your Braking System

As one of the most important safety features on your vehicle, it’s crucial that you keep your car brakes well maintained and stay on top of any repairs. At Precision Auto in Germantown, MD, our expert ASE Certified Technicians specialize in brake service and brake repair. Our auto repair center is fully equipped with the best diagnostic and maintenance tools for brake service in Germantown, so whether you’re having an issue with your brakes or just want to keep up with their maintenance, bring your car to “A Family You Can Trust!” Precision Auto recommends bringing your car in for brake service as soon as you notice any signs of malfunctioning brakes.

Types of Brakes

The warning signs that your brakes need attention are usually audible. Drivers should occasionally drive with their windows down so they can hear the condition of their brakes. A high-pitched squeal is an early sign that your brake pads are wearing down too low. The braking system is built with an early alert to notify you when to visit our shop. Owners should not delay brake service because there will be a metal-on-metal grinding eventually. This is an emergency that should be brought to Precision Auto immediately. Towing may even be necessary to prevent extensive damages to your braking system.

Drum Brakes

Drum brake systems slow/stop a vehicle using hydraulic pressure to generate friction. This is caused by a set of brake shoes that press against a rotating drum-shaped brake. These types of brakes are found on the rear axles of low performance vehicles and large trucks.

Disc Brakes

As the most commonly used brake systems on vehicles today, disc brakes are typically located on the front wheels. They work by brake pads on either side of the brake rotor tightening when pressure is applied, resulting in friction that slows the wheel down and to a complete stop.

Warning Signs

Our job is to keep your vehicle safe on the road. The brakes are the most important safety component on your vehicle. Your vehicle’s ability to stop on a dime, and merge effectively into traffic depends on quality brake performance. Signs of trouble can also be noticed in the brake pedal and steering wheel. If you feel any shudder or vibration when you apply your brakes, then our experts need to take a look. We’ll keep you safer on the road. Precision Auto should be your first stop for brake service if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Shaking when braking
  • Brake pedal goes to the floor
  • Traction control light comes on
  • Brake warning light comes on
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) light is on
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