At Oakwood Car Care, we understand how busy the roads can get in New York. Because of this traffic, it’s important that you have a functioning braking system. When performing properly, the system allows you to stop at a moments notice, which is crucial to safely navigate the roads of Huntington Station. If you notice that your vehicle’s braking system isn’t performing well, make sure you take your vehicle into our shop for a brake service. Our ASE Certified technicians and service managers will take the time to understand what’s going on with your vehicle’s braking system and perform the necessary services so you are driving the safest version of your vehicle. We back most of our brake services with a coverage plan of 24 Months/24,000 Miles on parts and labor, just speak with our service managers for more details!
Within the braking system, one of the most important components are the brake pads, which help slow down your vehicle. It’s because of this component that the braking system doesn’t take any damage when stopping at higher speeds so it’s important that you understand the signs of a worn brake pad. That’s where we can help. Keep these warning signs in mind during your next drive!
Although hearing occasional sounds from the brakes is normal, especially in colder weathers, it isn’t normal to consistently hear noises during use. When using the brakes, listen for any squeaking or squealing and grinding. Squeaking or squealing is the brake pads telling you that they are at their minimum level of thickness and that the metal spring installed in the brake pad is gently scraping the brake disc. We recommend a brake pad replacement service at your first convenience.
If you hear grinding, that is the braking system telling you that the pads have completely worn out and that the metal calipers are squeezing on the metal brake disc. This extra heat generated by the friction can cause severe damage to the system and we recommend having your vehicle serviced as soon as possible!
When using the brakes, your vehicle should respond to whatever amount of pressure you place on the pedal. If you notice that it takes your vehicle a little longer to stop, even if there’s firm pressure on the brake pedal, that could be a sign of worn out brake pads. This is extremely dangerous to drive with and the metal-on-metal contact can cause additional problems. Please visit us as soon as you notice this.
A strong braking system is crucial to safely drive your vehicle around the busy streets of New York. Whether it’s worn brake pads or a warped brake rotor, Oakwood Car Care in Huntington Station can handle any problem your vehicle may experience. Our team of automotive professionals will take the time to inspect and understand what’s going on with your vehicle’s braking system. Then they ’ll provide you with a service plan that’s sure to have your vehicle performing at its safest, all while saving you money. If you need brake service, give us a call at 631-423-1999 or use our online scheduling tool to book a visit! If you’re looking for same-day service, our facility happily accepts walk-ins. We’re located on 65 East Pulaski Road, at the corner of Depot Road and Pulaski Road. We look forward to serving you!