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17532 Metzler Lane,Unit A, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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17532 Metzler Lane, Unit A, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Mon-Fri 8am -5pm

Common Brake Problems

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17532 Metzler Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


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Brakes & Brake Pads Repair Shop in Huntington Beach

Don’t wait until your brakes make funny noises, start grinding, squealing or the pedal starts pulsating to have them inspected.

Periodic checks of your brakes and brake components may save you money on your next brake job service.

If you’re hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy, spongy or too hard, have us do a brake inspection for you. We’ll tell you if there’s something wrong and what it’ll take to get your brakes properly fixed.


REMINDER: Brake fluid is one of the most neglected maintenance items. Brake fluid is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air) and therefore needs to be replaced on average every two years or 30,000 miles to avoid corrosion. Ninety percent of all vehicles on the road exceed the safety limit. Call us to keep your brakes working reliably and safely!

The Importance of Brake Repair

Brake repair in Huntington Beach, CaliforniaBrakes are the single most important safety feature of your vehicle. Whether slowing down to a stop or braking all of a sudden to avoid a collision, you must be able to trust that your brakes will work immediately in any situation. If you are not confident in your vehicle’s ability to brake firm and straight then it is time for brake service.

At Automotive Excellence, we are concerned about the safety of our customers. We do not want you to experience a scary brake failure while you are driving. Maintaining your brakes is an important step to maintaining your car as a whole and finding the right auto maintenance shop to help keep you on track is essential. If you are not quite sure when the time might be right to have your brakes inspected then let us help you identify some of the signs.


Diagnosing Common Brake Problems

Your car’s braking system is arguably the most important system in your vehicle. For safety purposes it’s imperative to have your brakes inspected on a regular basis by a professional.

If you suspect problems with your brakes, whether it’s a soft pedal or a sharp grinding sound, it’s best to address the situation immediately by having your brakes inspected. Brake repairs are best left to experts, so if you don’t have experience inspecting and repairing these systems, bring your car or light truck to Automotive Excellence or call us at 714-841-1285 to have your brakes properly inspected and serviced if needed. Safety is of the utmost concern when it comes to your vehicle’s braking system, because of this we recommend that brake repairs be performed by a qualified, properly trained technician.

We can inspect your car if you are driving in a hot vehicle, especially in California during the summer months. It is priceless to drive your family around in ice-cold air and enjoy the comfort and peace of mind you receive!

Common Brake Complaints:

  1. Sponge-like or Soft Pedal – A spongy feeling or soft brake pedal is a sure sign of a problem. If you have to pump the brakes for them to work effectively, or you notice the brake pedal traveling further towards the floor than usual, this is indicative of a loss of pressure in the braking system AND should be checked immediately.When the brake pedal is soft or spongy, there could be a leak in one of the brake lines. Leaks can occur in several different places, some visible, some not. If the loss of pressure is caused by an internal failure in the master cylinder, however, you may not see fluid leaking externally. Automotive Excellence in Huntington Beach, CA, will properly inspect your brake system and advise you as to what is needed to remedy your sponge-like pedal.
  2. Irregular Noises – If you hear a metallic sound or screeching when you use your brakes, it could be the brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced. It could also be a sign of warped rotors or a damaged caliper that can also cause you to feel a shudder in the steering wheel when applying the brakes. Once again, your best solution is to have your brakes inspected by a professional repair facility
  3. Brake Indicator Light – brake light. If you see the brake warning light on your dashboard, do NOT ignore it. Immediately stop your vehicle and do not use it again until the braking systems can be properly inspected and diagnosed.

For more information on common brake problems and to have your brakes properly inspected, stop into Automotive Excellence, 17532 Metzler Ln., Unit A, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 and we can discuss any questions or concerns that you have about your vehicle’s braking system.

We proudly provide auto repair service to car and light truck owners in Huntington Beach, CA and surrounding communities