Brake wear is highly dependent on the driver and the environment the vehicle is driven in. Front brakes can wear out around twice as often as rear brakes. Most late model vehicles have a sensor and warning light to alert the driver when the pads are getting low. If you ever hear any sort of scraping or squealing noise, or experience any change in the brake performance, you should have your brakes checked immediately. H&B Karmakanix checks the brake pads and rotors on every vehicle and records the results every time the car comes in. Our company software keeps track of how many miles you drive per month, and estimates when it might be time for a brake replacement. When the time comes to have the brakes replaced, our Email Repair Reminder Service will send you a friendly reminder. If you are already a customer, you can give us a call and we can tell you the level of your brakes from your last visit.
First understand what we inspect when we check out your vehicle before brake repair: Front brake calipers, rotors & brake pads. Rear brake calipers, rotors & brake pads, or rear brake drums, wheel cylinders & shoes on older models. Brake system induced wheel drag. Brake sensors & wiring. Brake hydraulic hoses. Brake master cylinder, brake power booster and brake proportioning valve. Brake booster vacuum hose. Brake fluid water content and condition. We also check the ABS Pump and control module, and the ABS Sensors.
H&B Karmakanix uses only top quality parts for brake repair. You don’t get stuck with brakes that squeal or fade and loose stopping power on long hills. Your rotors get inspected for their thickness and condition. Most modern cars usually need new front rotors with each set of pads, but the rear brake rotors may be reused once or twice.
We also clean and lube the calipers and sliders with ceramic anti-seize on each brake job, ensuring that your brakes don’t start sticking later. That could overheat the brakes as well as wear them out quickly. The surface of the hubs for the rotors is also cleaned and lubed with anti-seize to insure the rotor sits perfectly straight and level.
Brake fluid must be changed if any hydraulic components are replaced during brake repair. H&B Karmakanix policy is that we change all brake fluid, not just bleed the replaced component. If your car has a hydraulically operated clutch, it shares the same fluid, and that system gets flushed too. We always use top quality synthetic brake fluid.