Brake problems often start out little but can become increasingly bigger and more costly. TRESTO TYRES technicians can detect most brake problems big or small. They start by inspecting all major brake components: disks, brake pads and shoes and brake lines. After a thorough inspection, they can make brake repair suggestions based on wear and your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

Brake Pad Inspection

When you step on the brake pedal, brake pads on each side of the disc or rotor apply pressure against it to slow your vehicle or bring it to a stop. During a brake inspection, pads will be measured by a PRESTO TYRES technician. Brake Service replacement is recommended based on the results of a complete brake inspection using vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for disc pad/drum shoe minimum thickness and actual measurements.

Check the Disks

Disks or rotors are vital to slowing down and stopping your vehicle. When you press the brake pedal, pressure is applied to the disk by brake pads on each side. Each disk is inspected for rough spots, warping or damage. Disks should be shiny and show little signs of wear. Disks that are damaged or warped should be resurfaced or replaced immediately.

Examine Brake Lines

Brake lines can become corroded, cracked and stiff. PRESTO TYRES technicians check to see if the rubber lines are still pliable and soft so fluid can move without the risk of leaking. They also check the hard metal brake lines for corrosion and cracking. Replacing brake linings before they become damaged can save key system components and money. After the inspection, a written evaluation, with detailed diagnoses of findings, is provided and reviewed with you. Service recommendations are based on the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations and the existing condition of brake components that may impact system performance.