Brake Repair

Expert Brake Repair Services in Lafayette, IN

Welcome to AAMCO Lafayette, IN Your mechanics for Brake Repair Services

Don’t compromise on safety – trust AAMCO Lafayette, IN for expert brake repair services! Our certified technicians are highly skilled in diagnosing and repairing all types of brake problems, ensuring your car comes to a smooth and secure stop every time.

Why Choose AAMCO Lafayette for Brake Repair?

    • Safety First: We prioritize your safety on the road. Our thorough brake inspections and repairs ensure optimal stopping power.
    • Experienced Technicians: Our ASE-certified technicians have the knowledge and expertise to handle any brake issue, big or small.
    • Honest & Transparent Service: We’ll clearly explain the problem and recommend the best repair solution for your vehicle’s needs.
    • Quality Parts & Warranty: We use only high-quality brake pads, rotors, and other components backed by a nationwide warranty.
    • Convenient Service: Schedule your appointment online, drop off your car, and relax – we’ll handle the rest.

Brake repair may be necessary when you experience any of the following signs:

  • Squealing or Grinding Noise: Unusual noises when applying the brakes can indicate worn brake pads, damaged rotors, or other issues that require attention.

  • Vibration or Pulsation: Vibrations or pulsating sensations in the brake pedal or steering wheel while braking may suggest warped brake rotors, uneven brake pad wear, or other brake system abnormalities.

  • Soft or Spongy Brake Pedal: A soft or spongy brake pedal may indicate air or moisture in the brake lines, worn brake pads, or a malfunctioning brake master cylinder, requiring immediate attention to ensure safe braking.

  • Brake Warning Light: Illumination of the brake warning light on the dashboard may indicate low brake fluid levels, brake system malfunctions, or other issues that need to be addressed promptly to prevent brake failure.

Schedule Your Brake Repair Today

Ignoring brake problems can lead to serious safety hazards. Schedule your brake repair appointment with AAMCO Lafayette today! We’ll get you back on the road with confidence, knowing your brakes are performing at their best. 

Schedule an Appointment

Please note that all appointments scheduled online are drop-off appointments. If you need a same-day or rush appointment within 24 hours, please call your nearest AAMCO location.

Common brake repair services

Choosing the appropriate brake repair service depends on factors such as the vehicle’s mileage, driving conditions, and the condition of brake components. A qualified technician can inspect your brakes and recommend the necessary repairs to ensure safe and reliable braking performance.

Comprehensive Brake Inspections

Service: Our comprehensive brake inspections involve a meticulous examination of every aspect of your vehicle’s braking system. Our skilled technicians use advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to assess the condition of brake components thoroughly.

When to Use: A comprehensive brake inspection is recommended as a part of routine maintenance, when you have a warning sign on for brakes, or when you are unsure what is going on with your brakes and what service you need to fix the failing brake system.

Brake Pad Replacement

Service: Brake pads are essential components that provide friction to stop the vehicle when the brake pedal is pressed. Over time, brake pads wear down and need replacement to maintain proper braking performance.

When to Use: Brake pad replacement is typically needed when brake pads become worn to the point where the friction material is too thin or when they show signs of uneven wear. It’s essential to replace brake pads promptly to prevent damage to other brake components and ensure safe braking.

Rotor Resurfacing or Replacement

Service: Brake rotors (or discs) are the flat, metal discs that the brake pads press against to stop the vehicle. Over time, brake rotors can develop grooves, warping, or uneven wear, affecting braking performance.

When to Use: Rotors may need resurfacing or replacement if they exhibit symptoms such as pulsating or vibrating brakes, squealing or grinding noises, or reduced braking effectiveness. Resurfacing can restore smooth braking, while severely damaged or worn rotors may require replacement for optimal performance and safety.

Brake Caliper Service

Service: Brake calipers house the brake pads and apply pressure to the pads against the rotors when the brake pedal is pressed. Calipers can develop issues such as sticking, seizing, or leaking brake fluid, affecting brake performance.

When to Use: Caliper service may be necessary if you experience uneven brake pad wear, pulling to one side when braking, or a soft or spongy brake pedal. Sticking or seized calipers can lead to uneven braking, while leaking calipers can result in brake fluid loss and brake failure.

Brake Fluid Flush

Service: Brake fluid is essential for transmitting hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal to the brake components. Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated with moisture, dirt, and debris, affecting brake performance and corrosion resistance.

When to Use: Brake fluid flushes are recommended at regular intervals to remove old, contaminated fluid and replace it with fresh fluid. Signs that a brake fluid flush is needed include a spongy brake pedal, brake fluid leaks, or discolored brake fluid. Flushing the brake fluid helps maintain proper hydraulic pressure and extends the life of brake components.

Brake Repair FAQ

Signs that your brakes may need repair include squealing or grinding noises when braking, vibrations or pulsations in the brake pedal, a soft or spongy brake pedal, or illuminated brake warning lights on the dashboard. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's essential to have your brakes inspected by a professional technician promptly.

It's recommended to have your brakes inspected at least once a year or as part of your vehicle's routine maintenance schedule. Additionally, if you notice any signs of brake problems, such as unusual noises or changes in braking performance, have your brakes inspected immediately.

Brake pads wear out over time due to friction and heat generated during braking. Factors that can accelerate brake pad wear include aggressive driving habits, frequent stop-and-go traffic, driving in hilly or mountainous terrain, and towing heavy loads. Regular maintenance and proper driving techniques can help prolong the life of your brake pads.

The lifespan of brake pads and rotors varies depending on factors such as driving habits, vehicle weight, road conditions, and the type of brake pads and rotors used. On average, brake pads may last between 30,000 to 70,000 miles, while rotors can last between 50,000 to 70,000 miles. However, individual mileage may vary, and it's essential to have your brakes inspected regularly to determine when replacement is necessary.

Driving with worn brake pads or rotors is not recommended, as it can compromise your vehicle's braking performance and safety. Worn brake pads can lead to increased stopping distances, reduced braking efficiency, and potential damage to other brake components. Worn rotors can cause vibrations, pulsations, and uneven brake pad wear, affecting overall braking performance.

The duration of brake repair depends on the extent of the repairs needed and the availability of parts. Minor brake repairs, such as brake pad replacement, can often be completed within an hour or two. More extensive repairs, such as rotor replacement or brake system diagnosis, may take longer. During the repair process, a professional technician will inspect the brake system, diagnose any issues, and perform the necessary repairs using quality parts and components.