Brake Services

Vacaville Auto Free Brake Inspection

brake system

Your vehicle’s brake system is very important for your safety because it allows your wheels to stop when needed.

There are two kinds of brake systems: disc brakes and drum brakes. Disc brakes are the most common system in use today, and they’re very much like the hand brakes on a bicycle.

The disc brake caliper (1) squeezes brake pads (2) against either side of the rotor (3). The rotor is part of the hub, to which the wheel attaches.


Drum BrakesThe second type, drum brakes, involve brake shoes that push out against a spinning brake drum, which is attached to the wheel. This friction slows the car.

Both systems work by creating friction, so brake parts are expected to wear out. Routine brake inspections and maintenance help to ensure that your vehicle’s brake system operates as designed at all times.

Brake Fluid Flush Service

For the best performance, your brake fluid should be flushed and replaced about every 30 months/30,000 miles or based on your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.

Front & Rear Brake Service

We can perform all types of front and rear brake service including replacement of brake drums, shoes, calipers, pads, hoses, master brake cylinder, wheel cylinders, proportioning valve and Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) unit.

Turn Brake Rotors and Drums

Turning the rotors and drums extends their life. This also ensures even wear over time.

Brake FAQs

What happens if I don't get my brakes checked regulary?

If you neglect your brake pads and shoes, your brakes will ultimately fail. Even before that happens, however, you can cause damage to other, more expensive brake parts, such as rotors, drums and calipers.

Is there any maintenance required between intervals?

If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms when you brake …

  • flashing brake warning light
  • squealing, chirping or grinding noises
  • pulsations in the brake pedal
  • shaky steering wheel
  • increased stopping distance
  • car pulls to one side when you stop

… your brakes may require servicing. Make an appointment with Import Master right away.