Brake Repair Experts
AFFINITY AUTO is the leading brake repair shop in Bountiful UT. Coming close to having a collision is an unmistakable feeling. One moment you are enjoying a relaxing drive, and the next second is sheer terror as you stomp on the brake pedal and hold onto the steering wheel. Now imagine that your brakes are worn out and not working properly. The potential damage in a collision involving failed brakes can cause injury to your passengers and the other drivers on the road in. Don’t let a close call persuade you into finally making an appointment at our facility for an inspection of your vehicle’s brakes. Come on in today so our trained mechanics can help you avoid a failure of your vehicle’s system of brakes.
Generally, most cars and trucks in Bountiful, UT have a braking system consisting of front disc brakes with disc or drum brakes in the rear. Both disc and drum brakes are operated by pressurized brake fluid. This fluid is contained in a master cylinder. The master cylinder is responsible for actually pressurizing the brake fluid. When you depress the brake pedal, a series of processes occur. From the master cylinder, pressurized brake fluid is deployed through a series of tubes and hoses. When the pressurized fluid reaches the mechanical parts of each wheel, these parts slow the car down. In a disc brake system, these parts squeeze two brake pads against the disc or rotor, forcing the vehicle to slow down and come to a complete stop. Within a drum brake system, fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder, which pushes the brake shoes out so that the friction linings are pressed against the drum, causing your vehicle’s tires to come to a complete stop. In both sets of brakes, friction helps stop the vehicle, though friction also causes heat, which can lead to failure in your vehicle’s braking system if other brake components are already worn.
While regular brake inspections should be apart of your vehicle’s routine maintenance, there are signs to look out for concerning brakes tending towards failure. First, the brake pedal might press down too far against the floorboard of your vehicle. This is known as a “spongy” brake pedal, which can point to extra air in the hydraulic lines. The opposite may occur, and the brakes may feel almost impossible to press down. Usually, your vehicle’s electronic diagnostic system will alert you to a potential issue with your brakes by a service indicator light on the dashboard. A sure sign of bad brakes can be heard in brakes that squeal or grind when in use. Squealing brakes generally mean that the brake pads are over-stressed to the point of non-existence, though the brake pads may also be cracked or broken. Noticing these signs and symptoms of fault brakes can save you money down the road while keeping yourself safe along with the other drivers on the road.
Don’t hesitate to have your brakes inspected by our highly trained mechanics at our facility in Bountiful, UT. Our mechanics have years of experience inspecting brakes in Bountiful, UT and the Davis County area. Our team of auto professionals has seen all of the signs and symptoms of bad brakes, so don’t risk the safety of yourself, your passengers, or the other drives on the highway. If you happen to be experiencing unusual squealing or grinding noises coming from your vehicle’s brakes, then make an appointment today to have your brakes inspected by an experienced mechanic.
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Brake Job, Front (Disc)
You apply pressure to your brakes, they stop your car. No matter what the case, stop light or…
Approx. Time: 120 Minutes
Brake Job, Rear (Disc)
When your brakes are noisier than your horn; there is an issue. And when your brakes aren’t functioning correctly…
Approx. Time: 120 Minutes
Brake Job, Rear (Drum)
Your destination is your main priority when you climb into the driver’s seat of your vehicle, as i…
Approx. Time: 120 Minutes
Brake Job, Rotor Replacement
Your vehicle’s main purpose is motion. However, the power to slow and stop that speed also needs…
Approx. Time: 60 Minutes
Brake System Inspection
Your reaction time is fast; ensure that the reaction time of your brakes is faster. With a routine…
Approx. Time: 30 Minutes
Parking Brake, Adjust
The end of your journey is met with the application of your parking brake. The parking brake or…
Approx. Time: 30 Minutes
Brakes & Brake Repair
NAPA Brake Experts
Do you need more runway than a 747 to stop your car? If you answered yes it’s time to have your brakes inspected at your neighborhood Affinity Auto.
From the brake pedal to hydraulic brake fluid, brake master cylinder to power brake booster, drum brakes to disc brakes and electronic anti-lock brake sensors, Affinity mechanics know every part of your brake system inside and out and can perform brake repair on any make and model.
Brake Warning Signs
You know you need brake repair when:
Any time you notice these or other symptoms, it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked. At Affinity Auto, if our inspection reveals you do need brake repair service, we will explain exactly what’s required, what’s optional and provide you with a written estimate before any work is done.
Answer: 55 Question: How many items are inspected during the Affinity Auto brake service?
We understands how important brakes are and has developed a 55-point inspection process to diagnose the health of your brake system. Our ASE-certified mechanics will let you know which components need immediate attention and which ones can wait. And, they’ll discuss brake repair options that fit within your budget.
Our quality pads and shoes come with the famous NAPA Warranty.
When you purchase brake pads and brake shoes at AFFINITY AUTO, you get the famous NAPA Warranty.
Your vehicle’s brake system has one job – to stop your vehicle. But it takes several key components to deliver that singular end result. To bring a vehicle to a halt, three things are necessary: leverage, hydraulic force and friction. Leverage is supplied by the driver’s leg pressure and the brake pedal. The pedal is connected by levers and rods to the back of the power booster. The power booster uses either engine vacuum or a hydraulic pump to multiply and transfer the force of that leverage to the master cylinder. The master cylinder is the heart of your vehicle’s brake hydraulic system. It uses applied leverage to force a reservoir full of brake fluid through valves, steel lines and rubber hoses into hydraulic calipers and wheel cylinders. That hydraulic pressure is then used to help create friction.For example, disc brakes use a hydraulic caliper fitted with brake pads to grab a spinning disc (or rotor). Drum brakes, on the other hand, have a hydraulic wheel cylinder that pushes a brake shoe against the inside of a spinning drum. Either design involves highly engineered parts and precise movement. The more force a driver applies to the brake pedal, the greater the stopping force that is applied at the wheels.In addition to this primary braking system, most of today’s vehicles utilize an electronic Anti-lock Brake System. Using electronic sensors and high pressure pumps, under certain conditions, your ABS system can measure vehicle speed, wheel slip and brake force. Then it actually pumps the brakes for you during an emergency stop.That’s why it’s essential to be proactive about testing overall brake components. And to know whether a brake component needs simply to be serviced or totally replaced.