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Category Archives: Brake Repair

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why are my brakes squeaking? There are many reasons your brakes could be making a squeaking sound. Don’t jump to conclusions! It could be a result of something you never even thought of. One very common reason this is happening is because of the dew or moisture on your brakes.   Temperatures are dropping and the harsh winter is coming our way. That means extra moisture! Since most cars are left sitting overnight, the water from dew, rain, or snow can gather to the surface of your brake rotors.    Here’s what you’ll notice when braking: 1. Squeaky noise 2. Thumping sound 3. Physical impressions of light rust on the brake rotors How can you prevent this? 1. Before you hit the road, warm your car up! Most of the time your brakes will only squeak for a short while until they build up heat and get progressively warmer when you apply the brakes a few times.    2. By adjusting, cleaning, or lubricating the part, our mechanics ... read more

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Why Are My Brakes Making A Grinding Noise?

Why Are My Brakes Making A Grinding Noise?

Why Are My Brakes Making A Grinding Noise? You know what sound we’re talking about - the one your car makes when stopping abruptly. No need to panic! Discovering the issue is the first step. Your Brakes are one of the most critical features on your vehicle. When it comes to your Brakes, be prompt and take action to ensure your safety to avoid any complications or accidents on the road. The grinding you’re hearing during a sudden stop is most likely due to your ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). This automatically will activate to prevent Skidding and Wheel Lockups. Once your foot is off the pedal the grinding noise should stop. If it continues, you’ll want to schedule a break repair ASAPhere. This could be a sign your vehicle has Worn Brake Pads. Still as ... read more

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Why Do My Brakes Squeak? Noise While Driving

Why Do My Brakes Squeak? Noise While Driving

If safety comes first, then hearing your car’s brakes squeak probably has you a little worried. No sweat though - you’ve got Frank’s to keep you informed! Why Do My Brakes Squeak? Noisy brakes? Visit Frank’s by making an appointment online! Grinding, squealing, chirping. Sometimes your car’s brakes will make noise while driving. It generally signals that you need to have a mechanic inspect them. Sounds from your brakes can mean pads or rotors need replacing. How Do Car Brakes Work? Most modern vehicles use what’s called “Disc Brakes”. In this system, a set of brake pads are pressed against a metal disc, called a disc brake rotor. The friction they make causes the car to slow down. If you press the brakes too hard or too often it will wear your brake pads and can overheat the rotors! Noisy Brakes After Rain If you’re still wondering ... read more

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Brake Repair

How Long Do Brake Pads Last On A Car

How Long Do Brake Pads Last On A Car

When it comes to your car you want to get the most bang for your buck. One wear item that you might want to think about are your brake pads. How do these little parts work? How can you save in the long run? Let’s take a look. How Long Do Brake Pads Last Think you need brake repair? Book online with Frank’s! With average driving in the Southampton-area of Bucks County, Frank’s Servicenter estimates how long brake pads take to replace at roughly 25,000 to 40,000 miles. There are a lot of factors at play with brake repair though. If you want to maximize your brake pad lifespan let’s look at two other topics… How Brake Pads Work Friction is the key principle behind a car’s braking system. As the wheels spin the brake pad is pushed into contact with something called a brake rotor which is fastened to the turning wheel. This provides the force that slows down the car. The brake pad is pushed into ... read more

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What Does Brake Pad Repair Cost?

What Does Brake Pad Repair Cost?

You have a simple problem - your brake pads need replacing. Why is getting a price for this basic repair to your car so hard? We get this question a lot, so don’t worry. Here’s what you need to know... What Will New Brake Pads Cost To Replace? There are a lot of factors involved with Brake Pad replacement; what make and model your car is, what kind of pads you want and more. So it’s always better for us to take a quick look at the car for free and find out exactly what we’re dealing with. This no-cost inspection is our way of guaranteeing against unexpected expenses when it comes to having your car repaired.  Have us inspect your car for brake damage for free when you book online.What If My Brake Pads Aren’t The Problem? Obviously you need to be able to stop your car quickly, but the brake pads may not be the root cause of the issue. A brake caliper can be just as troublesome and happen ... read more

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Brake Repair
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