Take a Brake with Honest1's Exceptional Services
Howdy, Roadsters! Ever felt like your vehicle isn't stopping as smoothly as it used to? That's your brake system giving you a nudge to pay some attention.
At Honest1 , we play detective with your complete brake system, peeking under the hood and even behind the wheels. Our brake whisperers suggest you let us do this at least once a year, as brake systems can show signs of wear and tear as early as 12,000 to 15,000 miles, depending on how you drive.
We'll make sure your brakes are responsive when you need them the most!
We strive to be your trusty auto repair partners by providing outstanding quality in services, and that's not all! Our Roadworthy Warranty, valid across 58,000 locations in the U.S., has got you covered for a whopping 36 months and 36,000 miles. You pick the limit that works best for you!
Unraveling The Brake System
Your vehicle's brake system has one crucial mission: to stop your vehicle safely. It does this with a dynamic trio: you (the operator), hydraulic pressure, and friction.
Disc and drum brakes work a bit differently, but the principle remains the same: when you hit the brake pedal, these systems produce friction against a rotating surface, slowing down or stopping your vehicle. Both disc brake pads and drum brake shoes wear down over time, so periodic thickness checks are essential.
Brake Issues: Spot the Symptoms!
When it comes to your safety, brakes are top priority. Here are some telltale signs your brakes might need some love:
- Vibration or shaking when applying brakes
- Grinding or high-pitch squealing noises
- A low or fading brake pedal
- Your car pulling to one side when braking
- The brake warning light coming on
If any of these sound familiar, it's time to have your brakes checked!
What We Inspect
We'll do a thorough check of:
- Calipers/Wheel Cylinder
- Master Cylinder/Brake Booster
- Brake Lines & Hoses
- Brake Fluid Condition
- Leaks in the System
- Emergency Brake Performance
Why Brake Inspection Matters
Regular brake inspections help ensure your safety and prevent minor issues from escalating into costly repairs. Plus, it reduces the risk of brake failure, keeping you and your loved ones safe on the road.
Flush The System
Did you know your brake fluid needs a regular flush? It's true! Brake fluid absorbs water over time, lowering its boiling point and potentially causing system malfunctions. Plus, old fluid can lead to corrosion and wear down expensive brake components. That's why we recommend a full brake fluid flush at least once a year, and every time a hydraulic component is replaced.
At Honest1 , we're all about ensuring your brake system's well-being. During our brake evaluation, we'll test drive your car, check the fluid, and if needed, use a brake fluid flushing machine to rid the system of old fluid and contaminants.
Let's keep those brakes performing flawlessly and keep you safe on the road, shall we?