What’s included with our disc brake service?
At Fast Lane Oil Change, we offer the best disc brake replacement service price in town! Our specially trained brake specialists will replace your old brake disc brake system with:
- OEM quality disc brake pads
- OEM quality brake rotors
- OEM quality brake calipers
- OEM quality brake fluid
Why is a disc brake inspection important?
Ignoring disc brake inspections can lead to costly repairs as well as a dangerous loss of stopping capacity. It’s recommended to have your disc brakes checked every 12 months or 15,000 miles. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. Call us at (503) 620-5112 to make your appointment.
What are the signs your vehicle brakes need replaced?
- Vehicle brakes are continuously squeaking, squealing or grinding.
- Vehicle brake or anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning light comes on.
- Vehicle jerks or pulls to one side when braking.
- Vehicle brake pedal feels soft or goes to the floor when pressed.
- Vehicle brake pedal vibrates, even under normal driving conditions.
- Vehicle brakes grab when you apply little pressure.
What does it mean when your vehicle brake light turns on?
If your vehicle’s brake warning light illuminates, you should immediately have it tested. Low brake fluid, worn brake pads, leaking brakes or a defective sensor are all factors which can affect the antilock braking system and may cause the warning light to activate.
Why does my vehicle shake when braking?
It might be due to a warped brake rotor which you may feel through the brake pedal. A sticking brake caliper with worn brake hardware may also be a contributing factor causing vibrations through the steering wheel while driving.
Why do my vehicle brakes grind when stopping?
Grinding brakes usually indicate the friction material has worn away, leaving the metal backing plate in contact with the rotor. As a result, the rotors may show wear or score marks. Contamination of the friction material or misaligned pads due to worn hardware may also cause grinding.
When do disc brake pads need replaced?
Brake pads should be replaced when there is 3 millimeters (mm) or less of friction material left or when the wear indicator is activated.
How long do disc brake pads last?
Many factors including mountain travel, highway driving or stop-and-go traffic impact the durability of a vehicle’s disc brakes. Driver habits also play a role, such as coming to a full stop at a red light or adding additional force to the brake pedal when braking. The quality of brake parts may also play a part.
What are brake calipers?
A brake caliper is the part of the brake system located at the wheel which applies pressure on the piston, pushing the disc brake pad against the rotor to slow or stop the vehicle.
What does brake fluid do?
Brake fluid moves hydraulic components within a braking system allowing force from your foot to apply pressure on the brakes. Brake fluid is a clear liquid with a hint of yellow. If it appears dark in color, it should be tested and probably needs replaced.