Brake problems often start out little but can become increasingly bigger and more costly. Jiffy Lube® technicians can detect most brake problems big or small. They start by inspecting all major brake components: discs, brake pads and shoes and brake lines. After a thorough inspection, they can make brake repair suggestions based on wear and your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.
When you step on the brake pedal, brake pads on each side of the disc or rotor apply pressure against it to slow your vehicle or bring it to a stop. During a brake inspection, pads will be measured by a Jiffy Lube® technician. Brake Service replacement is recommended based on the results of a complete brake inspection using vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for disc pad/drum shoe minimum thickness and actual measurements.
Discs or rotors are vital to slowing down and stopping your vehicle. When you press the brake pedal, pressure is applied to the disc by brake pads on each side. Each disc is inspected for rough spots, warping or damage. Discs should be shiny and show little signs of wear. Discs that are damaged or warped should be resurfaced or replaced immediately.
Brake lines can become corroded, cracked and stiff. Jiffy Lube® technicians check to see if the rubber lines are still pliable and soft so fluid can move without the risk of leaking. They also check the hard metal brake lines for corrosion and cracking. Replacing brake linings before they become damaged can save key system components and money. After the inspection, a written evaluation, with detailed diagnoses of findings, is provided and reviewed with you. Service recommendations are based on the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations and the existing condition of brake components that may impact system performance.
Please note: Not all Jiffy Lube® service centers offer Brake Inspection. Please call ahead to ensure the service is available. Find Your Jiffy Lube now