A disc brake consists of a caliper with a pad that squeezes a disc attached to the wheel. A hydraulic brake line connected to the brake pedal activates the piston(s) in the caliper and stops the vehicle. These parts must be able to move freely and require frequent inspection to make sure the effects of heat, corrosion, and wear and tear don’t cause them to seize.
During a disc brake inspection, a certified Pawlik Automotive technician will determine if the discs need to be cleaned and lubricated to extend their lifespan. The technician will also check if worn brake pads or seized calipers need to be replaced and if the disc needs to be repaired or replaced. Brake fluid should be changed according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.
If disc brakes are not inspected or maintained, they can cause your brake pedal to pulsate, make grinding or squealing metal noises, or cause the wheels or steering wheel to vibrate. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, the proper operation and safety of your braking system may be compromised and you should have your vehicle serviced immediately.