Measure thickness of pads and replace.
Determine if resurfacing or replacement is needed.
Check wheel cylinders for optimal function.
Inspect brake hardware for wear and tear.
Check if brake hoses are wearing out and need replacement.
How should brake pedals feel?
A well-functioning brake pedal should feel firm throughout braking. The harder you push, the firmer the pedal should get.
Why does my brake pedal feel spongy?
If your brake pedal feels spongy, it could because of a number of factors. You need new brake pads, you're low in brake fluid, brake caliper damage, worn master cylinder, or air in the brake line. Ag Plus technicians will be able to diagnose the issue and get you back on the road safely.
Why are my brakes squeaky or grinding?
Squeaky and grinding brakes typically means you need your brake pads replaced. It could also be small debris that got trapped between the brake pad and the rotor that is causing a grinding noise.
Why does my car shake when I brake?
Not all of the reasons for a shaking steering wheel have to do with your brakes. You may experience vibrations in your steering wheel or car due to "warped" rotors, a jammed brake caliper, uneven or unbalanced tires, or even suspension troubles. Let an Ag Plus technician diagnose the problem.
What are brake pads and rotors?
Disc brakes, also known as braking rotors, are the discs often found on a car's front two wheels. Your cars brake pads are attached to calipers, which contact and apply pressure and friction to the rotors to bring your car to a stop.
Why is my ABS light on?
ABS is the Antilock Braking System, and if the ABS warning light is on in your car's instrument panel, it implies the antilock system has been disabled due to a problem. This indicator normally illuminates for one of four reasons: either the ABS module is broken, the fluid reservoir is low on fluid, the wheel speed sensors are damaged, or the system is off.