Brake Repair: Ogden

Technician doing repair and maintenance on brake rotorBrakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle, as it enables you to safely navigate the roads and stop when you need to. Well functioning brakes are important to keep you and everyone else on the road safe. Our technicians at Master Muffler in Ogden can help keep your vehicle on the road and running smoothly with efficient and affordable brake repair.

How Brakes Operate

Your brakes work by taking the kinetic energy of your vehicle and using its own weight and power to slow it down by creating friction. This is done with two main types of brake systems: disc brakes and drum brakes.

Drum brakes operate by utilizing brake shoes inside of a master cylinder in each wheel that press against the drum when you want to slow down. Disc brakes use two parallel pads on the wheel and rotor that compress into each other when you slow down. Both of these brakes allows you to stop more smoothly.

Warning Signs of Brake Issues

Here are several common warning signs of brake issues:
  • Grinding and Screeching: Grinding and screeching sounds when you press on the brakes means that the pads are worn down and need to be replaced.
  • Pedal Vibrations: Vibrations in the brake pedal or steering wheel mean that something in your brake system could be misaligned or loose.
  • Burning Smells: The smell of burning can be many things in your vehicle, but are often caused by your brakes overheating.
  • Pressure Loss in Pedal: The pressure in your pedal should have a high resistance. If it’s not there, then you might need to replace the master cylinder in your brake system.
    >Brake Light Indication: Some vehicles have a light that will alert you if it finds something wrong with the brake system.

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(801) 938-8037

Man repairing and maintaining brake rotor Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle and they are in constant use. Utah has extreme seasonal changes, so it is imperative to make sure your brakes are always in great shape. If you aren't sure how to check your brakes, then bring them into us for a full inspection. Whether your brakes are making sounds or you're just trying to get ready for the coming seasons: We'll make sure your taken care of.

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