Brake Repair & Service
They may not be something you think about very often, but your vehicle's brakes are one feature that should always be in top working condition. Brakes wear out over time requiring service. How long your brakes last is based on various things such as driving conditions, how you brake and other factors. For this reason, it is necessary to service your brakes regularly. *If you experience any of these, you should visit us:
Reduced Responsiveness or Fading -if your brakes are not as responsive as they should be or if the pedal "sinks" toward the floor, this could be an indication of a leak in the braking system. It could be an air leak (in the brake hose) or a brake fluid leak. One telltale sign of a brake fluid leak is the presence of a small puddle of fluid when the car is parked.
Brake fluid looks similar to fresh motor oil, but with a less "slimy" texture.
Pulling - if your vehicle "pulls" to one side while braking, it may be a sign that the brake linings are wearing unevenly or that there is foreign matter in the brake fluid. Your vehicle may need a brake adjustment or to have the fluid drained and replaced.
Grinding or Growling -this loud metallic sound means that you have worn down the pads completely, most likely beyond replacement. The grinding or growling noise is caused by the two pieces of metal (the disc and the caliper) rubbing together. This can "score," or scratch your rotors, creating an uneven surface. If this happens, do not be surprised if your mechanic tells you that the rotors need to be "turned" (a process that evens out the rotor surface), or even replaced.
Vibration - a vibration or pulsating brake pedal is often a symptom of warped rotors (but can also indicate that your vehicle is out of alignment). The vibration can feel similar to the feedback in the brake pedal during a panic stop in a vehicle equipped with anti-lock brakes.
Located in the Historic District of Downtown Bartlesville, Jay's Automotive proudly services the following communities and their surrounding areas since 1959:
At Jay's Automotive, we provide all the service and repairs that your vehicle needs. Some of the automotive services and repairs we provide include:
215 E. 2nd Street
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Tele: (918) 333-3700 Fax (918) 214-4126