helping you get back on the road
The brakes basically work like this: when you step on the brake pedal, a hydraulic pump that drives the brake fluid towards the brake calipers is activated. The pressure of the brakes liquid causes the pistons to push the pads. These pads make friction against the brake disc, where the kinetic energy is converted into dissipated heat; making the whole vehicle decelerate progressively.
These are the brakes types:
Drum Brakes: consists of a drum rotating jointly to the wheel that has a friction material capable of braking the car when pushed against the drum.
Parking Brake: called the handbrake, it only acts on the rear wheels and serves to keep the car stopped in a parking lot.
Disc Brakes: consists of a metallic rotor disc on which pressure is exerted through the brake calipers by a hydraulic system, normally. These pads are those that are applied against the surface of the disc to generate braking force.
It is extremely important to maintain the brakes of your vehicle checked at all times. This could mean the difference between life and death. At Romita Automotive we care about your and your family’s safety, that is why we have the most professional team, with years of experience in brakes repair and maintenance.
Our crew is up to speed with latest technology, allowing them to be able to take care of your brake, regardless of your vehicle’s year. Come with us and feel safe in your car.
we make it a point to check every customer’s brakes as part of our courtesy inspection. Our ASE-certified technicians don’t just inspect your brake pads, they examine the rotors and brake fluid too, to ensure that your brakes are functioning as they should. Common indicators of a brake problem include:
The brake light
Brake noises (squeaking or screeching)
A burning smell when the brakes are applied
Rumbling or vibration in the steering wheel
The need to press the brake harder than usual
Brake rotors, brake pads, abs light, vibration while stopping, soft pedal, disc brakes, car pulling while braking, brake caliper, brake hoses, brake shoes, master cylinder, drums, dusty wheels, Other Braking Components including Hardware, Wheel Cylinders, Brake Fluid.