OUR BRAKE SERVICES
When your brakes squeak, don't just turn up the radio and keep driving, bring your vehicle to the brake repair pros at Southern Motor Works. We'll get you safely back on the road again!
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When it comes to understanding your vehicle, your brakes are one of the most important safety features. Understanding the most important safety feature on your vehicle is valuable information. When you press on the brake, a process involving hydraulic pressure initiates. The relative pressure from your foot is transferred to a disc brake. A caliper then squeezes the pads on either side of the rotor. This creates tremendous heat. Heat is produced from the friction involved here that brings the car to a stop. For this reason, most disc brakes are vented. The modern automotive brake system has been refined for over 100 years and has become extremely reliable and efficient. Most brake system consists of disk brakes in front and either disk or drum brakes in the rear connected by a system of tubes and hoses that connects the brake at each wheel to the master cylinder. Other systems out that are linked with brake system which includes the parking brakes, power brake booster, and the anti-lock system.
Disc brake pads are usually made of a metallic material but can also be made of ceramic, Kevlar or organic components. In the case of your motorbike, the disc brakes are controlled not by your foot, but by hand levers. The right lever is dedicated to the front wheel and provides more stopping power. The left lever controls the back wheel and provides a more gradual stop. As with other vehicles, motorbike brakes are vented. However, the design is often more attractive because the motorbike disc brakes are drilled or slotted as seen below. DMA Automotive suggests that the front brake is used over the rear brake when possible in an effort to improve the life of your brakes.
Brake maintenance and repair in Duluth
NAPA Auto Parts provides superior auto parts. Their new Total-eclipse calipers are exclusive because they provide an enhanced protective coating that protects them from wearing out the brake rotors, even when your brake pads become dangerously thin. NAPA’s brake pads are adaptive and made of a dual-ceramic material. This gives you smooth and silent braking power with less dusting and guaranteed performance where it counts. Good brake rotors are a NAPA standard. As usual, these vented rotors provide increased stopping power and maintain properties that keep them cool under pressure.
Regardless of what you choose to purchase when selecting your next brake pads, rotors, and calipers, DMA Automotive recommends proper and regular maintenance. We’re happy to evaluate the condition of your brakes and will only suggest a repair if warranted. Remember: brake pads don’t last forever. As they wear thin, a metal indicator will create a “squealing noise” upon braking.
Ignoring this warning could lead to a “grinding” noise that indicates your brake pads have worn down to the rotor and now metal parts are colliding. This isn’t good in your engine, and it’s just as bad with your brakes. This is a surefire sign your vehicle needs a brake repair immediately. Protect yourself from an expensive repair by buying quality brake pads when it’s time. We’re happy to check your brake fluids as well; it’s a cheap service and a quick way to spot problems. Properly maintained brakes are far more likely to extend the life and value of your vehicle in Duluth, John’s Creek, Suwanee, Peachtrees Corner, Norcross, and Lawrenceville. Our team is Ase certified and we also offer service repairs such as:
- Brake pedals
- Tire Rotations
- Rear brakes
- Vehicle inspections and Brake inspection
- Brake Dust
- Timing belt
- Hydraulic system
- Check engine diagnoses
- Transmission fluid
- Squeal inspections
- Brake drums
When you step on the brake pedal, you are pushing against a plunger in the master cylinder, which forces hydraulic oil (brake fluid) through a series of tubes and hoses to the braking unit at each wheel. Since hydraulic fluid (or any fluid for that matter) cannot be compressed, pushing fluid through a pipe is just like pushing a steel bar through a pipe. Unlike a steel bar, however, fluid can be directed through many twists and turns on its way to its destination, arriving with the exact same motion and pressure that it started with. It is very important that the fluid is clean liquid and that there are no air bubbles in it. Air can compress, which causes a sponginess to the pedal and severely reduced braking efficiency. If air is suspected, then the system must be bled to remove the air. There are "bleeder screws" at each wheel cylinder and caliper for this purpose.
When a disk brake is used in the process of braking or stopping your car, the fluid from the master cylinder is forced into a caliper where it presses against a piston. The piston, in turn, squeezes two brake pads against the disk or a rotor, which is attached to the wheel of your vehicle, forcing it to slow down or stop. This process is very similar to a bicycle brake where two rubber pads rub against the wheel rim creating friction and the eventually stopping. Over time it wears out and requires immediate attention. At Southern Motor Works, our experienced technicians are well-trained and willing to assist you with this issue. We have all the advanced tech machines and equipment’s to service your vehicle for best results and performance for your vehicle.
Brake fluid is a very special oil that has specific properties which play a very important role in your vehicle brake system. It uses hydraulic fluid in hydraulic brake and hydraulic clutch applications in automobiles, motorcycles, light trucks, and some bicycles. The Process transfers force into pressure, in order to amplify braking force. This process works because liquids are not appreciably compressible in their natural state. Most of the component molecules do not have internal voids and the molecules pack together well, so bulk forces are directly transferred to compress the fluid's chemical bonds.
Most brake fluids must meet certain requirements as defined by various standards set by organizations such as the SAE, or local government equivalents in order to prevent any unsafe behaviors performed by your vehicle. At Southern Motor Work we make sure that your vehicle meets the required standard in North America as classified by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) This will prevent any future damages to your brakes and the life of your vehicle because depend on the type of vehicle you may, we have different normal temperature techniques and humidity used to consider and find the right fit for your vehicle. This will with the great fluid flow without thickening as well in high or low temperatures. When brake fluid boils, that could a sign of a high heating temperature which will cause you to have a spongy pedal and can cause the car or vehicle to hardly stop. We also advise and encourage checking your owner's guide and manuals to see what your vehicle manufacturer recommends just in case of an emergency.
At Southern Motor Works, we do more than just repairing, we are a complete auto repair shop which assists in maintaining and consulting with any vehicle issues. Most vehicle out there on the road requires some type of maintenance and repairs at some point in its lifecycle, that’s why our technicians here at Southern Motor Works always makes sure to perform a maintenance check-up during each visit. Drum brakes, for example, can wear out over time, and this process usually happens when fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder, which pushes the brake shoes out to cause friction linings, which are pressed against the drum attached to the wheel, causing the wheel to stop. This technology varies depending on the type of vehicle but in either case, the friction surfaces of the pads on a disk brake system, or the shoes on a drum brake converts the forward motion of the vehicle into heat. The heat is what causes the friction surfaces of the pads and shoes to eventually wear out over time.
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3446-B Buford Hwy,
Duluth, GA 30096