STOP & Learn ALL About Brakes From Our Rochester Mechanics


Your vehicle’s brakes are critical to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road. It’s simply irresponsible to drive with bad brakes. Our mechanics are trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear brake systems and all accompanying brake system components, such as brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulics. Read on for more information about your vehicle’s all-important braking system.

How Your Vehicle's Brake System Works

The parts and movements of your vehicle’s braking system are designed to stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you’re driving along, and you press down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines leading to each of your vehicle’s wheels, where brake pads or shoes press against a disc or drum, creating the friction necessary to slow your vehicle to a complete stop. Eventually, this heat and friction have the potential to wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other braking system components.

Automotive Procare Brake Repair

Signs You Need Brake Service

In most cases, bad brakes show warning signs before they fail entirely. (Thank goodness!) For example, if your brakes grind or make a squealing noise, then your brake pads may be worn and need replacing. If your car pulls to one side when braking, you may have a malfunctioning caliper or low brake fluid in the brake lines. Some vehicles are equipped with sensors, which means your computer diagnostic system will alert you to a potential brake issue with a warning light on the dashboard. These are only a few of the most common signs of problems with your brake system—noticing these signs and seeking out a brake service ASAP can save you money down the line, as well as a dangerous situation on the road.

Brakes being serviced at Automotive Procare

Brake Services We Provide

At Automotive Procare, our brake experts are qualified and equipped to handle all your brake system repair needs, whether you’ve recently noticed a squealing noise here and there, or your brakes have failed completely. Here’s a list of the brake services we provide:

  • Braking System Inspection
  • Brake Pad Replacement
  • Brake Shoe Replacement
  • Brake Rotor Replacement
  • Front Disc Brake Repair
  • Rear Disc Brake Repair
  • Rear Drum Brake Repair
  • Parking Brake Adjustment

If You Need Brake Work, Call Automotive Procare!

Automotive Procare proudly serves the brake repair needs of drivers in Rochester, MN and nearby areas, including Byron, Kasson, Stewartville, Plainview, and Eyota. Please call us or request an appointment the next time your vehicle needs brake repair or service.

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