317-826-1645
5856 Thunderbird Rd,
Oaklandon IN 46236

Brakes

Brakes

Expert Service for Your Entire Brake System

Your car’s brake system is important for your safety and the safety of others on the road. Make sure your brake system is in top shape, so you can always stop on a dime! Let the professionals at K & K Automotive Inc maintain and repair your brake system. We offer repairs for pads, rotors, brake lines and more!

We offer a 12 month or 12,000-mile warranty on all of our services. You’ll always get fast and reliable service from our ASE-certified technicians. We can often offer same-day estimates and service. We work with most major insurance companies.

Find the Brake Service That’s Right for You

  • Brake Shoes
  • Brake Pads
  • Brake Rotors
  • Brake Drums
  • ABS Diagnostics
  • Brake Replacement
  • Fluid Flushes
  • E-Brake Diagnosis, Adjustment, and repair
  • Master Cylinder Replacement
Brake Service Oaklandon Indiana

Brake System Components That Can Fail

The master cylinder, the heart of the vehicle’s braking system, holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If brake fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered, and the brake pads will become ruined.

The brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty brake fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally.

The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.

Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials, while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. Some pads have a metal strip attached that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the car is in motion and the brakes are not applied.

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