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Auto Repair Services

Brake Service & Repair In Springfield, OH

When your brakes quickly scrub off the speed at the first press of the pedal, they likely don’t get a second thought as you go about your day. But once the pedal starts to feel squishy, goes to the floor, or just generally doesn’t provide the expected stopping power, you know you’re in trouble. Thankfully, you can count on our team at Zima Automotive to help restore your braking performance in just one visit. All you have to do is schedule a visit to our auto repair shop in Springfield, OH, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Importance Of Timely Brake Maintenance

With every brake pedal press, the pads press against the rotors, wearing down both mating surfaces bit by bit. Over time, the pads wear down to their last bit of material, and the rotors develop a thick glaze on their surface.

Your stopping power decreases considerably at that point, leaving you pressing the pedal into the floor more often than not. To avoid that scenario, you just have to come to our shop for brake service on the given schedule.

Regular brake service visits also help your auto tech keep a close eye on the other braking components in the system, including the following:

  • Master cylinder
  • Brake booster
  • Calipers
  • Brake lines

They can even confirm that the control module for the anti-lock brake system works as intended so that you can stop on a dime every time.

Signs You Need Brake Repair Services

Even with regular visits to your trusted auto repair shop, parts in the braking system can wear out and fail to work as expected. When that happens, you’re likely to notice a decrease in stopping power, although other symptoms may crop up first.

The most common signs that you need brake repair include:

  • Squeaking or grinding noises coming from your wheels
  • Pulling hard to one side while braking
  • Vibrating excessively while pressing the brake pedal
  • Leaking clear brake fluid around the brake components
  • Burning smells while bringing your car to a stop

On top of that, any changes to how your brake pedal feels underfoot points to a problem with the braking system. So, if your brake pedal feels too soft, too hard, or downright squishy, schedule a visit with our shop.

Most Common Types Of Brake Repair

In most cases, your car will just need the brake pads and rotors replaced regularly. Depending on your vehicle year, make, and model, we may perform this service every 20,000 to 60,000 miles. When problems with the brakes arise, however, your mechanic may need to replace the master cylinder, caliper, brake lines, or other parts in the system. They will determine just what to replace with an inspection and by moving through proven diagnostic steps.

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