Houston Brake Repair

Are you in need of a Houston brake repair? It is no surprise that this great city causes wear on your car. There is constant traffic and you have to drive a long distance to get anywhere. For these reasons, there is a lot of pressure that your brakes experience on a constant basis. This can cause them to deteriorate a little faster than normal. For situations like these, Kwik Kar can supply you with replacement brakes, and all of the components that require. Additionally, we’ll be happy to do maintenance and full repairs if necessary. If you need to have a brake repair then you probably won’t be able to drive effectively. If you need a tow service, we also have that at the ready. On the other hand, please be careful driving with damaged brakes. They can truly cause life-threatening injuries if it results in an accident. That’s why the team at Kwik Kar dedicates ourselves to doing all of the repairs and services necessary to keep you safe and your car running smooth.

Kwik Kar Offers Houston Brake Repair!

We will be able to take care of all the components that your brake system may require. We are able to work with the conventional drum brakes as well as the newer disc-braking systems that newer cars are made of. While drum brakes are understandably outdated and out of practice, we still provide aid for them due to the number of vehicles still on the road and even market that use them. Typically, newer cars will use the disc-braking system instead. However, given that 70% of the force of braking is taken by the front wheels, cheaper cars will still apply drum brakes to the back wheels. Fortunately, whether your car is fully powered by drum brakes, disc brakes or somewhere in the middle, we have everything you may need to get them repaired.

What Components Make Up The Brakes?

For this section, we will focus in particular on the disc-brakes that are most common today. Kwik Kar wants its customers to be fully informed on the details of their vehicle. That includes the brakes and the components that it incorporates through its use. We’ve listed all of the main components below to give you a better idea of what we can work with.

Calipers

This is perhaps your brake’s most important component as it causes the braking process directly. The caliper presses to the brake rotor on your wheel during braking. The rotor is essentially a disk, and the caliper clamps on to the outside of the wheel’s axle. The calipers start the braking process by means of a grave differential braking system and eventually slow the car to a full stop with the aid of the other parts.

Brake Pads

This part will be the physical part of the rotor press. They will attach to the caliper and receives the force and friction that the wheels need to stop. They can withstand unbelievable friction and heat for thousands of miles. Brake pads usually consist of rubber, glass, kevlar and even ceramic fibers. We will be able to provide brake pad replacement, too.

Rotors

The rotor will be a thick metal disc that surrounds the axle of each wheel. As you drive it rolls freely with the wheel. They are the key components for disc-brakes, this is the detail that differentiates itself from the original shape of the drum brakes. The discs’ popularity surfaces around the 1970s and are now the most popular versions currently on the market today.

Parking Brake Repair

The parking brake is known as a self-locking system, used mainly for long-term brakes or to protect against rolling down a mountain. If your parking brake has been found to be a problem, a broken parking brake cable will most likely be the cause. A second option is if you have not used the hand brake in quite a long time or for the lever to break.

Brake Lines

These components for the brakes are extremely important. The brake fluid is provided for the brakes through these hoses. These lines are pipes of steel, and the brake fluid releases from the master cylinder by a high-pressure thrust. It can make your brakes essentially useless if you have any problems with the brake line.

ABS Components

This term means “anti-lock braking system” and is the key function of controlling the pressure of the brakes. This is for a four-chamber pump that feeds every brake. The electronic valves will regulate your brake pressure.

Master Cylinders & Brake Boosters

Your car has two circuits, one for each wheelset. This ensures it can contain brake failure or fluid leaks in one region. The other two brakes can still work. As for the master cylinder, it is important for both circuits of the car to exert pressure. It uses two pistons in a single cylinder to maintain optimal brake pressure on the circuits. The brake booster application to the master rotor simply reduces the force necessary to press the brake pedal down.

Set An Appointment Today

When in Houston brake repair can be quite common. Kwik Kar is proud to offer our services to this city, we love to put another safe driver back on the road. It can be a high-pressure environment, what with all of the stops and go traffic, and the cluttered inner city maze of roads that slither every which way.  This can cause a degree of wear that might be hard to imagine. However, we will be able to take care of whatever needs your car may require. Brakes are complex but we specialize in this sort of care, trust Kwik Kar to take care of your vehicle! We are ready to bring your car back to it’s bright and best.

Furthermore, we’re ready to make it safe for you to drive again. After all, that’s the real goal for us. We are a high quality repair shop with excellent customer service that truly cares for our clients. For help with a brake change, repair, or any other auto issue you can reach us at (281) 345-6500 or visit our website! Otherwise, feel free to visit our location at 3980 Barker Cypress in Houston, Texas 77084. We look forward to seeing you!

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