Brake Repair in Rancho Cordova, CA
Hathaway Auto Repair offers expert brake repair in Rancho Cordova, CA.
Brake Repair Services in Rancho Cordova, CA
Getting an oil change is one of the most important things to do to make sure that your engine runs smoothly and efficiently. If you are looking for brake repair in Rancho Cordova, look no further than Hathaway Auto Repair! For more than 20 years, Hathaway Auto Repair has been providing quality brake repair and expert service to drivers in the Rancho Cordova area.
Schedule Brake Repair in Rancho Cordova
Are you experiencing sticky brakes, squeaking noises, or a decreased stopping power? You will benefit from the brake repair services at Hathaway Auto Repair. It’s important to not ignore the signs of brake wear and tear, because damaged brakes can lead to tragic circumstances. If you’re in any way worried about the state of your brakes, stop by Hathaway Auto and get a brake inspection by the best in the business!
How Can I tell when I need new brakes?
If you hear a new sound or experience a decreased pedal response when you stop, you may need new brake fluid, brake pads, or rotors. The squeaking sound of worn brake pads might get worse until you hear the grinding sound of exposed rotors. A tense delay in pedal reaction can be brought on by both worn brake pads and low brake fluid pressure. When braking, warped rotors generate vibrations (not to be confused with the expected pulsing sensation of your ABS kicking in).
Signs of Brake Damage
- Squeaking or grinding noises
- Burning smell near tires
- Decreased stopping power
- Vibration when braking
- Brake Light on
- Spongy or sticky brakes
How often do my brakes need to be serviced?
Your brake pads or shoes may last anywhere between 20,000 and 80,000 miles, depending on your vehicle, the temperature, the brake components, and driving habits. Two to five years are the typical lifespan of brake fluid. Regular brake inspections are crucial because the replacement cycle is so unpredictable. For your brake inspection schedule, see the owner’s manual of your car; it is typically advised to get them done every year or every 10,000 to 12,000 miles.
Our Brake Repair Won’t Break The Bank!
At Hathaway Auto Repair, we understand that times are tough and everything just keeps getting more and more expensive. That is why we are dedicated to providing members of our community with competitive prices for our brake repair so that you can have the quality service you deserve without breaking the bank.
Other Services in Rancho Cordova, CA
- Tune Ups
- Check Engine Light Diagnostic
- Noise Diagnosis
- Brake Repair
- Timing Belt Replacement
- Strut Replacement
- Honda Repair
- Prepurchase Inspections
- Air Filter Replacement
- Air Conditioning
- Axle Replacement
- Belts & Hoses
- Brake Systems
- Battery Replacement
- Clutch Repair
- Computer Diagnostics
- Fuel Injection
- Exhaust System
- Oil Change
- Radiator Service
- Light Replacement
- Preventive Maintenance
- Power Steering
- Suspension Work
- Tire Pressure
- Wheel Aligment Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change or every 5,000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.
Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the manufacturer recommended interval?
YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.
What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on?
There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems or failure of emission tests.
What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut off the engine! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator as it can burn you. The best thing to do is have your car towed to a repair shop.
When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 3,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If intervals are extended, ensure you use oil that is capable of extended mileage changes.
What causes milky brown engine oil?
Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (other gasket), a failed transmission cooler or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician quickly.
How to make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?
Battery cables and terminals should be cleaned and inspected to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.
What is synthetic motor oil?
Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather) or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates. Synthetic motor oils, though several times more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes. They also provide instant lubrication on start-up.
When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?
To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
When should I change my spark plugs?
For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum-tipped spark plugs.
What should I do when I need to replace a burned out fuse?
Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse) and note that if a fuse continues to “blow,” you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.