Category Archives: brake repair, brake leak, fluid leak, brakes, auto repair, brake repair

Why do my brakes feel different?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Why do my brakes feel different, softer and lower after brake pads are installed? A lot changes when a brake operation is performed. Here are some basic’s. The calipers slides and hardware are cleaned and lubed causing more travel and proper clearances. Rotors are refaced and need break–in miles. Pads are installed and they are new soft and squishy. They will harden within a few miles driving. Also very important is a brake fluid flush. This will improve brake pedal height, fluid boiling point and overall brake performance. As you can see there is a lot going on during and after a brake operation. On a related subject our next blog post will be “What is break-in and what can I expect”? Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for a brake inspection appointment request for your vehicles’ service or repair. Again thanks for choosing Stuart Brake and Auto Repair for your ... read more

Today’s subject “What is brake break-in and what can I expect”?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. Today’s subject “What is brake break-in and what can I expect”? I am going to read to you the break-in statement that is on each invoice or estimate. This helps clients know what to expect. Also what is “good and expected” and what is “bad and not expected”. As read from a typical invoice. BREAK-IN PERIOD FOR NEW BRAKE PADS OR SHOES IS IMPORTANT FOR LONG LIFE AND SMOOTH QUIET OPERATION. THE FIRST 50 MILES BRAKE PADS AND SHOES ARE OPERATING HOTTER THAN NORMAL MATING TO THE ROTOR OR DRUM SURFACE. DURING THIS TIME IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO OVER STRESS AND OVER HEAT THE SYSTEM. THIS CAN CAUSE BURNING IN THE PAD OR SHOES FACE. DURING THE BREAK-IN PERIOD LIGHT ODOR CAN ALSO BE NORMAL. HEAVY BURNING SMELLS OR SMOKE IS NOT NORMAL. THE BREAK-IN PERIOD IS NORMALLY 50 MILES. PEDAL HEIGHT AND FIRMNESS SHOULD RISE DURING THIS PERIOD AND CONVERSELY A DROPPING PEDAL INDICATES ADJUSTS ARE NEEDED ... read more

What is the cost to replace my brakes?

If you like to watch video see link below if not read on. Thanks. What is the cost to replace my brakes? We get this question at least daily.  The answer is, that we won’t know until we do a “Free Brake Inspection”. We road test and perform a wheel off rack inspection to diagnose and estimate each vehicles issues. There are so many different kinds of brakes and brake systems that the list is pages long. Also do not forget that the anti-skid and ABS systems effect and work in unison with the brakes of your vehicle. Call today at 772-283-4445 or see stuartbrakeandautorepair.com for a brake inspection appointment request for your vehicles’ service or repair. Again thanks for choosing Stuart Brake and Auto Repair for your next service, maintenance or repair. http://youtu.be/pLFbOlyHmcA 

Brake fluid leaking and brake pedal to floor

https://youtu.be/JUL1mMPrPEQMy brake pedal just dropped to the floor and fluid in runningoff the underside of my vehicle! I’m calling the tow truck! Ok what just happened? One of the most frequent causes of this failure is rotted, corroded and damaged brake lines. Most times the cause is from sea salt air, far northern driving and road salt application. Here at Stuart Brake & Auto Repair we have the tools equipment and materials to repair the brake lines on most cars, light trucks, vans and SUV vehicles’. This is specialized equipment and most shops do not have or choose not to perform this type of repair service. Our technicians are experienced at this operation in both bubble and inverted flares in metric and standard sizes. Predominantly the replacement materials are cooper alloy lines in metric, ¼” and 3/16”. This material will not rust and corroded like the standard steel line ... read more

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