San Carlos Auto Repair

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When you push the brake pedal on your vehicle, a number of rapid actions bring your vehicle to a stop. The brakes are the single most important system on your vehicle when it comes to dealing with bad weather, road hazards, bad drivers and other unforeseen circumstances. Below is a simplified image of a modern automotive braking system.


Brake Repair -What to look & Listen for:

At A+ Japanese Auto Repair, we are brake repair experts. We offer you the peace of mind that you and your family will be safe by using the highest quality brake pads, brake rotors, brake master cylinders, wheel cylinders and other brake related auto repair components. Combined with our ASE certified mechanics and years of experience, this allow us to offer clients of A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. our 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty on all brake service & brake repair.

A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. performs brake repair & service and repair for our clients on a daily basis. The most common brake concerns we see are:

  • Warped brake rotors
  • Brake noises – grinding, squeaking, etc
  • Spongy or soft brake pedal
  • Vehicle pulls to one side while applying the brakes
  • Brake light is on the dash

What's a brake pad wear indicator?

Brake Pad Showing Wear Indicator

A squeaking noise that we commonly hear from our client’s vehicles at A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. is from a brake pad component called the wear indicator. The picture to the right shows the tab of metal called the wear indicator. This tab will touch the rotor when the pad is very low and will typically sound like a squeaking or whining noise as it vibrates over the brake rotor. Only quality brake pad manufacturers install pads with wear indicators. The wear indicator is a tab of sheet metal that gives a driver an audible warning when the brake pads are low. Even cars with electric wear sensors will still have these pad wear indicators installed. Think of a large record needle vibrating over a record... in this case the brake rotor is the record and the pad indicator is the needle.

Brake Fluid Flush:

An often-overlooked brake service is brake fluid flushing. A Plus Japanese Auto Repair recommends testing your brake fluid for flushing every 2 years or 24,000 miles. Inquire today about a full system brake fluid flush.

A+ Japanese Auto Repair - Brake Repair Experts

When it comes to concerns about your brakes, bring your vehicle to A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. for an inspection because many brake concerns are a safety issue. When your brake inspection and repair is performed at A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. you will have a mechanic who has been trained to work on your Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Scion, Isuzu, Kia, Hyundai and Hybrid Vehicles.