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Brake Service And Inspections in Eugene, Oregon

Brakes are one of the most important safety features of your car. Malfunctioning brakes can never be ignored. And even if you do not feel like your brakes are in bad shape, it is important to have your brakes inspected periodically. Oftentimes deferred brake maintenance can manifest as catastrophic failure. Do not let this happen to you. Call Jackson’s Auto Care in Eugene, Oregon today to schedule your brake service or inspection.

The Components of An Automotive Braking System

To understand what might be happening to effect the performance of your brakes, it can be helpful to understand the components of an automotive braking system. Knowledge of the parts of your braking system and the way they might be failing can help you guide your technician toward a solution to your brake problems.

Rotors, Pads, And Calipers

Automotive braking systems work by transforming the energy of your vehicle’s momentum into heat energy. On vehicles equipped with disc brakes, a round piece of metal attached to each of your wheels called a rotor acts as a sink where this heat can go to be radiated out into the atmosphere.

The heat is generated by the spinning rotors making contact with the stationary pads. The pads are held against one or more pistons within a housing called a caliper, usually by a pin. When the driver compresses the brake pedal, pressurized fluid causes the pistons to move against the pad, pushing them onto the surface of the rotor.

In order to do its job, the rotors must be able to both accumulate and dissipate heat rapidly. There are several problems that can effect the rotor’s ability to perform this function. Cracks, warping, and other problems drastically diminish your stopping power by preventing your rotors from effectively doing what they are designed for.

Brake pads are a wear part. This means they are designed to be replaced periodically. Every time the pads contact the rotor, they lose tiny amounts of material. Overly worn  brake pads cease to create the friction necessary to safely and smoothly stop the car. They can even twist within the brake caliper, causing at best a shower of sparks and at worse total failure.

Brake Booster and Brake Master Cylinder

There are two other important components of automotive braking systems. Malfunctions in these other systems can cause problems just as severe as problems caused by malfunctioning brakes, calipers, and rotors.

The brake booster uses vacuum assist to help you push down the brake pedal. Without it, it would be very hard to operate the brakes at all.

The brake master cylinder is the pump that sends brake fluid down to the calipers when the brake pedal is depressed. After pads, rotors, and calipers, master cylinder malfunctions are the next most common brake problem.

All Your Brake Needs, All in One Place

At Jackson’s Auto Care, we know all about brakes. If you are having brake problems or just haven’t had your brakes inspected in a while, give us a call. We’ll take good care of you.

Call or Email Us Today to Schedule Your Service Appointment!

1-541-344-7366

660 West 6th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402

Service@JacksonsCompleteAutoCare.com

 

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Mary V

Awesome!!! The guys in their service department actually listen/explain things in a way I can understand and are super friendly to boot. I love that we can bring both of our cars there to get fixed (and fixed right!) and don't feel like we have to take them to separate places to get someone who knows what they're doing with each one. Plus, they're always able to drop me off and pick me up so that I don't have to wait or arrange for a ride to/from their place - very convenient. Definitely recommended.

Jonathan Blum
I had my truck break down in Eugene on a trip through. AAA recommended Jackson's so I had them tow me there. Jackson's was thorough, honest and professional. They took care of the problem FAST, gave me good info about taking care of my diesel engine and were friendly and personable to boot. Very good experience!! Thank you so much for getting me back on the road!
Charles Raymond

Jackson's has been around so long for good reason - they're honest, whether the news is good or bad, and are just good people, not to mention the fact that they've fixed anything and everything I have thrown their way and fixed it well. I appreciate being able to go to one place that can take care all of my personal and business vehicles, no matter the make/model. Highly recommended.

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