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Austin and Houston Services Brake Repair and Parts using Brimbo Rotors for top performance. Brake Check is you Brake Repair Professional

Brake Service Repair

No Packaged Brake Job

At Brake Check, we understand that every driver, vehicle and driving conditions are unique and no one packaged brake job is going to be right for everyone. That's why we don't promote a brake repair "special" on our website or through print media that offers packaged services. You might get stuck with items you didn't really need or leave off services that were highly important to completing your repairs. Plus, it sets a price expectation that is often a bait-and-switch advertising trick and makes customers unhappy when they end up spending more for needed repairs when they thought they were getting a special deal.

At Brake Check, we do a free visual inspection on EVERY vehicle and discuss with you what your service options are at your vehicle so you can feel confident in the repair decisions you made.

Thorough Brake Inspections

Additionally, once we've started on your repairs, we complete a mechanical inspection of the balance of the braking system that wasn't apparent during the visual inspection to make sure all components are in proper working conditions so you won't have any performance issues down the road.

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Quality Parts & Lowest Everyday Prices

Some people wonder how we're able to price our brake work lower than the other guys on every make and model. The secret is in having parts on the shelf waiting for you to arrive every day. We source our brake parts direct from the manufacturers to ensure a high-quality product with independent testing while cutting out the extra costs of the middlemen brokers and parts stores.

And through this process we can ensure we have the very best parts and prices every day compared to anyone else's everyday price, even on rotors. Plus, when you book your appointment with us online, our 20% off labor discount applies to all brake services chosen, not just those found in a coupon or packaged deal, making our discounted prices the lowest in town, allowing you to get the very best brake job for your vehicle!

Lifetime Brake Warranty

Home of the real lifetime guarantee, we promise that when you purchase the lifetime warranty on our brake pads and shoes, you'll never pay for that part again, as long as you own your vehicle. Additionally, when you purchase hardware, spring kits, rotors and/or drums with your lifetime pads, you won't pay for those parts the next time either. Plus, all brake work comes standard with a 90-day/4,000 mile warranty to cover any problems you may encounter.

We Do More on Every Visit

And with every vehicle, we perform a FREE 33-pt. engine diagnostic Health Check, FREE battery life test and FREE Alignment check.

Book Now and Save!

So book your appointment online today and you can save up to 20% off labor on our everyday low prices, guaranteed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What do you look at in the visual brake inspection?

  • Power booster
  • Brake fluid color and level
  • Brake pads / shoes
  • Hardware condition
  • Rotor surface condition
  • Visible leaks from hoses
  • Emergency braking system

What is a mechanical inspection?

Our mechanical inspection examines the inner workings and functionality of the calipers not visible before disassembly. Over time, heat and moisture wear out the rubber seals in your vehicle's caliper housings, causing the rubber to harden and crack. This can cause contamination or leakage of brake fluid and can lead to caliper seizing and/or a loss of braking power. In our mechanical inspection, we will let you know if caliper maintenance is a recommended item or a needed repair. Brake Check stocks hundreds of caliper seals so that we can rebuild them in-house instead of buying parts that are rebuilt elsewhere, saving you money.

Once the caliper is removed, we take measurements of the rotors to ensure that surface thickness is within manufacturers' specifications. If rotor replacement is necessary, the cost of resurfacing will be deducted from the replacement cost. Where applicable, a complete bearing inspection is also performed on your vehicle.

What are rotor measurements?

Three measurements of a rotor to know when a rotor is bad and when it is not:

  • Minimal Machining: This measurement is the thinnest that the rotor can measure and still be able to be machined - also known as resurfaced - falling below this specification does not mean the rotor must be replaced.
  • Discard: The discard thickness of a rotor is the thickness at which the rotor is too thin and must be replaced. Failure to comply with this specification may lead to farther brake damage.
  • Run-out: The rotors: run-out is the most commonly overlooked and ignored specification. This is the difference between the highest point of the rotor and the lowest point. A rotor with excessive run-out must be resurfaced or replaced to avoid farther damage. The correct method of correcting the run-out is determined by the rotor's thickness.
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What do brake calipers do?

Brake calipers are essential to your car's ability to stop and are arguably one of the most important automobile brake parts. In a disc-braking system the car's wheels are attached to metal discs, or rotors, that spin along with the wheels. The job of the caliper is to slow the car's wheels by creating friction with the rotors. The brake caliper fits over the rotor like a clamp. Inside each caliper is a pair of metal plates bonded with friction material - these are called brake pads.

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Does hardware need to be replaced at every service?

Yes. Heating and cooling cycles can weaken springs and anti-rattle clips, and they should not be reused. Brake hardware is necessary to keep the pads moving smoothly in the caliper. If the pads are loose or bind in the caliper, it will cause noise.

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Why do you change brake fluid?

Maintaining clean, contaminant-free brake fluid is just as important to a vehicle as getting regular oil changes. Contaminated brake fluid is one of the top reasons for hydraulic control unit failure in today's brake systems.

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How does "glazing" happen?

Glazing happens to the rotors when the braking system becomes too hot or overheats because the brake shoes are worn. A glazed brake rotor does not allow the brake shoes to hold tight because the rotor's surface has become smooth like glass.

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What causes my brakes to squeak?

Some brake noise is considered normal. Different driving conditions can affect brake noise, including severe braking, dusty or sandy conditions, or even humidity. Certain high-pitched brake noise happens because the semi-metallic brake pads used on newer cars are harder. It's a safer and longer-lasting alternative to the asbestos material it replaced, but the noise can be annoying.

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But why does the squeak happen?

The metal rotor that the brake pads squeeze together can sometimes vibrate, causing a squeaking noise.

What is a soft pedal?

It almost feels like you're stepping on a sponge. Spongy brakes is always caused by air in the brake lines, but there can be several different causes for this.

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What's the difference between ceramic and semi-metallic pads/shoes?

Semi-metallic organics (aka Semimets) phased out the asbestos-based brake pads used prior to the 1980s. Semimets use a high percentage of iron or steel fiber that keeps the pad from melting at high temperatures and produces more friction than older full-organic compounds.

Ceramic organics are non-asbestos organic pads that incorporate a percentage of ceramic powder to extend pad life, reduce noise levels and decrease wheel dust. Fade resistance is comparable to a non-performance semimet, but grip levels are fairly low.

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What is a NAO brake pad?

You can think of non-asbestos organic (NAO) brake pads as reinforced organics. These pads use carbon, Kevlar, Aramid or Twaron fibers and/or fiberglass fibers to reinforce the organic component. NAO pads are easy on rotors, offer smooth engagements, low noise and reduced vibration. However, NAO pads offer less braking power, wear out quicker and tend to lose performance at high temperatures.

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How often should I get my brakes inspected?

The Car Care Council states brakes should be checked every 12 months/12,000 miles

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says it's illegal for a dealer to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had routine maintenance or repairs performed by someone else. Routine maintenance often includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, fluid checks and flushes, new brake pads, and inspections. Maintenance schedules vary by vehicle make, model and year; the best source of information about routine scheduled maintenance is your owner's manual.

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