Braking System

Braking System

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 Your Braking System is very complicated today. There are many new components these day like ABS, Traction Control, and All Wheel Drive which all work with the Brakes!  Let the Experts at CLT properly inspect and replace your brakes. 

Brake Basics

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The caliper is mounted to the spindle and does not move.  The rotor is affixed to the spinning wheel.  When you press the brake pedal the booster and master cylinder apply pressure to the caliper causing it to squeeze the turning  rotor thus slowing the car down or stopping it. 

Premium Brake Parts

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CLT uses only Napa Premium parts to ensure every brake service is going to last that extra mile.  Other shops use economy parts which will insure you'll be back soon and spend more money.

Bad Brakes

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Brakes may go bad for many reasons. The pads may be worn and grinding on the rotor, or the rotor can be warped which will cause a pulsation in the brake pedal.  If your brakes don't feel 100% normal then let CLT check them out before its too late.

Braking Bad!

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If your brakes don't quite feel right come see us ASAP!  Don't wait till its too late and a simple brake job turns into a fender bender!

Braking Issues

Indications Of Brake Trouble

  1. The following  is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a comprehensive brake system inspection by a Chicagoland Tire Certified Safety Expert. Visit us today for a free visual inspection of your brake system.
  2. Brake Lights  ;  Emergency brake is on or you have a serious drop in hydraulic pressure. Your brakes may be near total failure.
  3. Drag   ;   Sticking brakes, hot wheels or engine that seems to have lost power. Brakes may be failing to release; the condition can reverse itself, leaving you with no brakes at all.
  4. Grabs   ;   Touchy brakes that grab with the least pressure. May indicate a problem as simple as grease or oil contaminated lining - or as serious as a loose or broken components ready to fail in an emergency.
  5. Hard Pedal   ;   Requires extreme pressure to make brake function. Can indicate power brake trouble, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings.
  6. Low Pedal   ;   Pedal nearly touches floorboard before brakes function. May activate your brake warning light. Problems may require a simple adjustment or indicate something much more serious.
  7. Pull   ;   Car pulls to one side when brakes are applied. May be an under inflated tire, maladjusted brakes or brakes are in need of repair.
  8. Squeal   ;   Brakes should operate with a minimal amount of noise. Some noise is normal but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your brakes need attention.
  9. Vibration   ;   Brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when brake is applied. May indicate need to resurface disc brake rotors - or signal a serious problem of a loose component or faulty steering mechanism.



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(630) 458-0300

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