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Affordable Brake Repair in Edmonton

A fully functioning brake system is crucial for your safety and the safety of your passengers and other drivers on the road. If you notice any signs of faulty brakes, seeking a professional service can save you money and stress down the line.

 

High-quality service at fair rates truly defines our ideology. At Dot Transmissions, we offer brake repair services for car owners in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Our team of skilled professionals understands how frustrating it can be to deal with the unplanned expenses of getting brakes repaired. We want your situation to be resolved smoothly, which is why we offer top services without burning a hole in your pocket. Once our technicians assess your car's brake system, they will share the estimate with you to take things further. On that note, get in touch with us to discuss your vehicle's brake issues today.

Long-lasting Service

Brakes are an integral part of any vehicle simply because they directly impact the owner’s safety. Our services give sustainable and lasting results, as we do proper road checks to thoroughly ensure that the brakes are in proper working condition and the car is road-ready. When it comes to the safety of our customers, we don't take any light measures.

 

Our technicians have experience in maintaining and servicing different brake systems and accompanying components. If you encounter any unusual signs or symptoms of bad brakes, which include squealing or grinding noises, then reach out to us to have your brakes inspected immediately.

Signs That Your Car Needs a Brake Repair

 

Identifying issues with your brakes at an early stage can help you avoid more severe problems, as prolonged brake problems can lead to other, more costly, brake repairs and safety issues. Here are some of the most common signs that you should look out for:

Unusual vibrations


Are you observing unusual discomforting vibrations whenever you try to slow down your car? These can be felt in the brakes, steering wheel, or even the whole vehicle, and mean that your car's brake rotors need to be repaired.

Pedal problems

 

A faulty brake pedal is one that goes all the way down and is close to touching the ground or is too easy to press. This can happen due to several reasons, such as air in the brake lines, a brake fluid leak, or worn-out brake pads.

Pulling

 

So when you try to slow down, does it ever happen that your car swerves left or right? If it does, that means brake pads on one side need to be checked by one of our professionals.

Dashboard light indicator

 

Did you know that there is a dashboard indicator to tell you that your braking system needs to be checked? Indeed, the indicator that reads ABS (anti-lock braking system) tells you that your cars' braking system is not in the best possible state. Feel free to give us a call whenever you see this light come on.

Squealing or grinding noises

 

Do you hear squealing or grinding noises whenever you use your car’s brake? If so, you must get them checked because these noises signify that your brake pads have worn out and need to be replaced as soon as possible.

Keep Your Brakes in Optimal Condition

 

For best performance and safety, it is crucial to regularly have your braking system examined and maintained by experienced technicians. In addition, you can preserve your braking system’s effectiveness by taking some simple measures:

 

Monitor and maintain the condition of your tires (also check air pressure)

Avoid hard braking

Coast before you brake to reduce speed and brake wear

Have your brakes inspected at least once a year

Have brake fluid tested and replaced as required

 

If your brake system has not been examined in a while, bring your vehicle to Dot Transmissions today to get it checked by one of our technicians. You can rely on us for professional brake repair services in Edmonton.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the anti-lock braking system (ABS)?

When you slam the brakes in an emergency, for example, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) slows your car down by pumping the brakes very quickly rather than slamming the brake pads in one go. The pumping motion thus created allows the driver to maintain control over the vehicle while and until it comes to a complete stop.

 

What is the most common sign of brake damage?

It’s a metallic squeal when in motion. This means your brake pads are worn out and should be replaced before you get rotor damage.

 

Why does my car shake when braking at high speeds?

This can be caused by several things, such as damaged rotors or malfunctioning callipers. The source of the shudder is either the front or rear brakes or both.

 

How does braking work?

Much happens when you press down on the brake pedal. The brake pads are located on each side of the rotors (flat, rotating discs attached to each wheel). When you press the brake pedal, the cylinders supply brake fluid to the callipers (clamps) so they can activate the brake pads, which sandwich the spinning rotor and slow it down through friction, thus bringing the wheel to a stop. Callipers are found on each wheel, work to squeeze the brake pads against the rotors, and function properly with brake fluid.

 

Why replace the brake fluid when performing a brake repair?

It’s helpful to flush the entire system. Most manufacturers suggest brake fluid replacement every 30,000 miles (48,000 km). Brake fluid, the key to a properly functioning brake system, must stand up to high heat and pressure. Brake fluid attracts moisture, which is so pervasive that it can penetrate even sealed systems. When moisture mixes with brake fluid, it causes the fluid’s boiling point to lower, increasing the chances of corrosion and poor braking. At Dot Transmissions, we replace the brake fluid to help reduce that risk and to prolong the life of brake components.

 

How often should I have my brakes inspected?

In the owner’s manual for your vehicle, the manufacturer mentions the required intervals for brake inspections. Moreover, early detection is key in maintaining the high performance of your brakes. With this in mind, we recommend you have your brakes inspected at least once a year, if not at the first signs of a brake problem.

 

Don’t wait until you hear your brakes grinding or squeaking. A grinding noise means the brake parts are meeting the rotors, causing a lot of damage. The rate at which your brake pads wear down varies. To help your brake pads last longer, avoid slamming on the brakes. Instead, get into the habit of coming to a gradual stop. Schedule an appointment at Dot Transmissions today for a brake inspection.

Contact Us for Your Brake Repair

With years of experience and a team of skilled technicians by our side, we are well-equipped to deal with faulty braking systems. Dot Transmissions is a reputable name in Edmonton for brake repair services or any other auto repair services, and it will be our pleasure to help you get your ride back to its optimal state. Call us today or request a quote for our services. . 

Contact Us

Dot Transmissions

11220 149 St NW

Edmonton, AB T5M 1W5

  780-453-3516

dottrans@hotmail.com

HOURS

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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